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The imperfect diamond : a history of baseball's labor wars

Author: Lee Lowenfish
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bison books edView all editions and formats
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From the introduction of the reserve clause in 1879 to the lockout and basic agreement of 1990, baseball players have been engaged in one of the longest labour struggles in our nation's history. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lowenfish, Lee, 1942-
Imperfect diamond.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)760244626
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lowenfish
ISBN: 9780803233607 0803233604
OCLC Number: 457150752
Notes: Originally published: New York : Stein and Day, 1980.
Description: xviii, 327 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The rebellion of the Brotherhood of Professional Baseball Players in 1889 --
The rise and fall of the Players League of 1890 --
Ban Johnson and the rise of the American League and the failure of the Players Protective Association --
David Fultz and the creation of the professional Baseball Players Fraternity of 1912 --
The rise and fall of the Federal League and the Players Fraternity --
The shield of Holmes and the first years of Commissioner Landis --
A czar tries to achieve democracy --
A tale of three veterans --
A prophetic failure: Robert Murphy and the American Baseball Guild of 1946 --
Gardella vs. Chandler: the case that almost toppled a monopoly --
The Celler sub-committee hearings of 1951 --
The birth of the Major League Baseball Players Association --
The arrival of Marvin Miller --
Curt Flood and the end to the perpetual reserve clause --
The showdown of 1981: the unprecedented 51-day strike --
Old wine in new bottles: from strike to collusion to lockout --
Epilogue: the cataclysmic strike of 1994 and the recovery.
Responsibility: Lee Lowenfish ; foreword by Robert W. Creamer ; with a new introduction and epilogue by the author.

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"If anyone wants to get a handle on baseball today-free agencies, the money, the relationships between players and owners, etc.-this book is a must."-Red Barber, National Public Radio|"The seminal Read more...

 
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