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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lowenfish, Lee, 1942-
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2010
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|Notes:||Originally published: New York : Stein and Day, 1980.|
|Description:||xviii, 327 pages,  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.|
"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
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