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Major league baseball in the 1970s : a modern game emerges

Author: Joseph G Preston
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book opens with a discussion of the challenges that faced baseball's movers and shakers when they gathered in Bal Harbour, Florida, for the annual winter meetings on December 2, 1969. Their worst nightmares would be realized in the coming years.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph G Preston
ISBN: 0786415924 9780786415922
OCLC Number: 54382173
Description: viii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Curt Flood, the man who fought the law --
From the literary corner, Ball Four --
The coming of the sterile ashtrays --
The man who gave his body to baseball --
The angry men --
The end of the age of innocence --
The pride of Westchester High --
Charlie Finley's big happy family --
On the origins of the DH rule --
Bobby Bonds and the ghost of baseball future --
Henry Aaron, race, and the record --
The ten-cent beer fiasco --
The end of the fireballer epoch --
Steve Carlton's sounds of silence --
Messersmith and McNally: the guys who fought the law and won --
The potential immortality of Marvin Miller --
The big red machine and the end of an era --
Pete Rose in full bloom --
The rotation revolution --
Consistency and wit in the shadows --
The evolution of the bullpen --
The aborted sale of Vida Blue --
A paradox in action --
The commissioner --
The bird --
George Steinbrenner's new economics --
Rod Carew and Ted Williams-style greatness --
Contending on the cheap --
Bill Veeck's south-side wreck --
Vern Rapp and management 101 --
Steve Garvey and the essence of fame --
Being without a chair when the music stops --
The stolen base revival --
Dave Kingman: master of the homer and the big breeze --
Power to the umpires --
The Roman umpire --
Willie Stargell and the evolution of the African American player.
Responsibility: Joseph G. Preston.
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