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For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball

Author: Bud Selig; Phil Rogers; Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide. More than a century old, the game of baseball is resistant to change--owners, managers, players, and fans all hate it. Yet, now more than ever,
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Genre/Form: History
Autobiographies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bud Selig; Phil Rogers; Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN: 9780062905956 0062905953
OCLC Number: 1090827288
Description: xiii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Bud Selig with Phil Rogers.

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