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The Detroit Tigers : club and community, 1945-1995

Author: Patrick J Harrigan
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the Detroit Tigers over a half-century demonstrates how baseball has reflected the fortunes of America's postwar urban society. Patrick Harrigan shows that the declining fortunes of this franchise have been inextricably linked with those of its city and surrounding community. Attention is paid to major on-field exploits, but the focus is on the development of the ball club as a corporate enterprise and
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harrigan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1941-
Detroit Tigers.
Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97147703
(OCoLC)36884548
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Harrigan
ISBN: 9781442681101 1442681101
OCLC Number: 431557330
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 415 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Baseball in Postwar American Society --
2. The Briggs Era of Detroit Baseball --
3. Transitions and Adaptation of the Detroit Baseball Club in the 1950s --
4. Community Problems and a World Championship --
5. The Players --
6. The Era of Personalities, 1969-1977 --
7. Free Agency and Big Money for Baseball, 1977-1983 --
8. The Golden Age of Detroit Baseball --
9. A Franchise in Decline --
10. The Stadium as Symbol --
Epilogue: The 1994 Strike and Its Aftermath.
Responsibility: Patrick J. Harrigan.
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