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For it's one, two, three, four strikes you're out at the owners' ball game : players versus management in baseball

Author: G Richard McKelvey
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many assume incorrectly that confrontations between baseball's players and management began in the 1960s when the Major League Baseball Players Association started showing their stuff, prompting the owners to form the Player Relations Committee. In February 1968, the two groups then negotiated the game's first Basic Agreement." "Struggles between players and management did not, however, start there - the two groups
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Richard McKelvey
ISBN: 0786411929 9780786411924
OCLC Number: 47092068
Description: v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Early Years --
Peace and War --
Baseball Faces Challenges on a Number of Fronts --
The Brewing Storm --
Strike One: 1972--The "Flood" Gates Are Open --
No Strikes, but Two Close Calls --
Strike Two: 1981--Fifty Days Without the Game --
Strike Three: 1985--Out for Two Days --
No Strikes, but Three Collusion Decisions and a Lockout --
Strike Four: 1994--The Big Out --
Baseball Returns Without a New Basic Agreement --
A 1996 Agreement Brings Labor Peace; Will the Future Bring War?
Other Titles: Players versus management in baseball
Responsibility: by G. Richard McKelvey.

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