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The business of baseball

Author: Albert Theodore Powers
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book recounts the business history of baseball since its inception, identifying and analyzing the most significant problems (most of which have existed from the early days of professional teams) and proposing solutions. It covers some of Major League Baseball's greatest players and their economic impact on the game. Major topics include the roles of franchise owners, commissioners, and players' unions in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Theodore Powers
ISBN: 078641426X 9780786414260
OCLC Number: 50866929
Description: ix, 409 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The church of baseball --
Pentateuch --
In the east, a star appeared --
Plagues --
Resurrection --
Apocrypha --
Deliverance --
Diaspora --
God profaned! apple pie blasphemed! --
Emancipation --
Rolling stones --
You can't smoke Astroturf --
This Bud's for you --
Money changers in the temple --
Redemption and apocalypse --
Baseball, Inc.
Responsibility: by Albert Theodore Powers.

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This work examines the business of baseball, addressing its significant problems and proposing solutions. It covers some of major league baseball's greatest players and their effect on the business.  Read more...

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"a thorough and readable history...clearly a labor of love...recommended"--Choice; "makes clear the lost opportunities of baseball history...intriguing...recommended"--Library Journal.

 
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