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Baseball's Power Shift : How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture.

Author: Jon Krister Swanson
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska, 2016.
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"Chronicles the media and public's prominent role in baseball's union movements between 1885 and 1981"--
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Swanson, Jon Krister.
Baseball's Power Shift : How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture.
: UNP - Nebraska, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Krister Swanson
ISBN: 9780803288065 0803288069 0803255233 9780803255234
OCLC Number: 935920690
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Magnates, "Their Boys, "and the Birth of a Pastime; 2. Monopoly and Trade War; 3. 1946, a Year of Postwar Tumult; 4. The Birth of the MLBPA; 5. The Players Grow a Backbone; 6. Magnates' Worst Fears Confirmed; 7. "Strike" Gets a Whole New Meaning; 8. Freedom at Last?; Notes; Annotated Bibliography; Index.

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