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Hard ball : the abuse of power in pro team sports

Author: James P Quirk; Rodney D Fort
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What can possibly account for the strange state of affairs in professional sports today? There are billionaire owners and millionaire players, but both groups are constantly squabbling over money. Many pro teams appear to be virtual "cash machines," generating astronomical annual revenues, but their owners seem willing to uproot them and move to any city willing to promise increased profits. At the same time,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Quirk; Rodney D Fort
ISBN: 0691058172 9780691058177
OCLC Number: 39627624
Description: xi, 233 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The scene of the crime --
The media --
Unions --
Players --
Owners --
Leagues --
State and local politics --
Breaking up that old gang of mine.
Responsibility: James Quirk and Rodney Fort.
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Discusses all four major pro team sports: baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. This book is filled with anecdotes, case studies, and information. It devotes chapters to the protagonists in the  Read more...

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In their book, Hard Ball, James Quirk and Rodney Fort take the sports industry to task with a well-conceived and clearly rendered brief on the economics behind professional sports. The authors use a Read more...

 
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