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The age of Ruth and Landis : the economics of baseball during the roaring twenties

Author: David George Surdam; Michael J Haupert
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Economic history of Major League Baseball during the pivotal 1920s"--
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David George Surdam; Michael J Haupert
ISBN: 9780803296824 0803296827
OCLC Number: 1009277340
Notes: Machine generated contents note: List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Baseball's Interminable Wars 2. The Rise of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis 3. Baseball's Longstanding Gambling Problem 4. The Financial Side of the Game 5. Getting Fans to the Ballpark 6. Trying to Make the Game More Popular 7. Not a Perfect Game 8. The Stars Are Realigned 9. Competitive Balance and Its Discontents 10. Owners versus Players 11. Highly Paid but Exploited Players 12. Hang On, the Minor Leagues' Bumpy Ride 13. Baseball and Ethnic Diversity 14. Hilldale and the Negro Leagues in the 1920s Epilogue: The Roaring Twenties and Major League Baseball Appendix 1: New York Yankees Financial Records Appendix 2: Salary Data Sources Notes Bibliography Index.
Description: xi, 405 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Baseball's Interminable Wars --
2. The Rise of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis --
3. Baseball's Longstanding Gambling Problem --
4. The Financial Side of the Game --
5. Getting Fans to the Ballpark --
6. Trying to Make the Game More Popular --
7. Not a Perfect Game --
8. The Stars Are Realigned --
9. Competitive Balance and Its Discontents --
10. Owners versus Players --
11. Highly Paid but Exploited Players --
12. Hang On, the Minor Leagues' Bumpy Ride --
13. Baseball and Ethnic Diversity --
14. Hilldale and the Negro Leagues in the 1920s.
Responsibility: David George Surdam and Michael J. Haupert.

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Shows how baseball during the 1920s experienced both strife and prosperity, innovation and conservatism. With figures such as the incomparable Babe Ruth, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Rogers Hornsby, Ty  Read more...

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