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The new boys of summer : baseball's radical transformation in the late sixties

Author: Paul Hensler
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hensler looks at the key issues confronting baseball during [the late sixties, examining] how domestic racial issues, the war in Vietnam, assassinations of prominent public figures, youthful rebellion, and drug use each placed their imprint on the game just as baseball was about to celebrate its centennial season"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hensler, Paul, 1956- author.
New boys of summer
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hensler
ISBN: 9781538102596 1538102595
OCLC Number: 979567763
Description: xiv, 301 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: At the threshold --
The demand to expand --
American league expansion : one up, one down --
National league expansion : one up, one almost down --
the commissioners : an unknown soldier and an unknown lawyer --
Marvin Miller comes to play --
Race, war, politics, and cultural zeitgeist --
On the way out...and up and coming --
The year of the pitcher, and changes to the rules --
From ballparks to stadiums --
Does IT matter? The rise of the information age.
Responsibility: Paul Hensler.

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In the 1960s, especially in the latter half of the decade, Major League Baseball went through a multitude of changes and innovations. This book tells the story of this dynamic period, including the  Read more...

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In this engaging text, Hensler-an independent scholar of baseball history-offers a comprehensive analysis of the major shifts that swept through Major League Baseball in the 1968 and 1969 seasons. Read more...

 
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