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Reporting baseball's sensational season of 1890 : the brotherhood war and the rise of modern sports journalism

Author: Scott D Peterson
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland and Company, Inc., [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the members of the first baseball players' union formed their own league in open revolt against the reserve clause and other restrictive practices of the National League, baseball journalism became less of a ""curiosity shop"" practice and moved into the mainstream of the newsroom. Baseball writers Henry Chadwick, T.H. Murnane, and Ella Black covered the labor struggle on the field and in the front offices--and  Read more...
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Peterson, Scott D.
Reporting Baseball's Sensational Season of 1890 : The Brotherhood War and the Rise of Modern Sports Journalism.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott D Peterson
ISBN: 9781476619033 1476619034
OCLC Number: 904281161
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Prelude: The Player, the Magnate and the Journalist in December; 1. Pre-Season: Taking Sides and Establishing Credibility; 2. Early Season: Identifying the Issues and Defining the Conflict; 3. Mid-Season: Going to Extremes and Staying the Course; 4. Late Season: Returning to Form and Feeling the Grind; 5. Post-Season: Reporting on the Scene and Watching from the Sidelines; Conclusion; Appendix A: Full Texts of Significant Columns from the 1890 Season; Appendix B: Individuals, Teams and Leagues; Chapter Notes; Works Cited; Index.
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When the members of the first baseball players' union formed their own league in open revolt against the reserve clause and other restrictive practices of the National League, baseball journalism became less of a ""curiosity shop"" practice and moved into the mainstream of the newsroom. Baseball writers Henry Chadwick, T.H. Murnane, and Ella Black covered the labor struggle on the field and in the front offices--and took sides: one as a mouthpiece for the capitalist owners, one as a supporter of the cooperatively operated Players' League, and one as a voice for female journalists. Through a cl.

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