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Baseball : a history of America's game

Author: Benjamin G Rader
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: Illinois history of sports.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
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In this third edition of his lively history of America's game, widely recognized as the best of its kind, Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rader, Benjamin G.
Baseball.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2008
(OCoLC)819297302
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Rader
ISBN: 9780252033025 0252033027 9780252075506 0252075501
OCLC Number: 182553019
Description: xiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Fraternity and its game --
Commercial spectacle --
First professional teams --
First professional leagues --
Players' revolt --
Great baseball war --
Baseball's coming of age --
Big fix --
Age of Ruth --
Age of dynasties --
Baseball's great experiment --
Last days of the old game --
Baseball in trouble --
Empowerment of the players --
Demise of dynasties --
Resurgence of America's game --
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Series Title: Illinois history of sports.
Responsibility: Benjamin G. Rader.
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