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Late innings : a documentary history of baseball, 1945-1972

Author: Dean A Sullivan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002.
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Third volume in Dean A. Sullivan's series on the history of baseball. Through 114 contemporary documents, Late innings examines everything from Jackie Robinson's ground-breaking assault on the color barrier to Roger Maris's run on the home run record to the first stirrings of labor-management unrest in the 1970s. Late innings also looks at exciting on-field activities, the antitrust controversy, issues of expansion,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Late innings.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002
Online version:
Late innings.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean A Sullivan
ISBN: 0803292856 9780803292857
OCLC Number: 47643746
Description: xxi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Baseball in the Post-Landis Era --
Chapter 2. Controversies over Antitrust, Airwaves --
Chapter 3. Baseball Moves West --
Chapter 4. Continental Divides --
Chapter 5. Legislating Baseball --
Chapter 6. Baseball Confronts Modernity --
Chapter 7. The Era of Labor Unrest Begins --
Chapter 8. Counting Numbers, Dollars, and Rights. Baseball in the Post-Landis Era --
Commissioner's Powers Diminished after Landis's Death (1945) --
Branch Rickey on Selection of Happy Chandler as Commissioner (1945) --
Rickey, O'Malley Purchase Half-Interest in Dodgers (1945) --
Report of the Mayor's Committee on Baseball (1945) --
Major League Baseball Addresses the "Race Question" (1946) --
Players, Owners Agree on Changes in Contracts, Game (1946) --
Minor Leagues Prepare for Future (1946) --
Reporter Alleges Strike Threat against Jackie Robinson (1947) --
"Pitch Spahn and Sain, Then Pray for Rain" (1948) --
Indians, Bearden Win Playoff Game to Claim American League Pennant (1948) --
Negro National League Disintegrates (1948) --
Chandler Reinstates Mexican League Jumpers (1949) --
Jackie Robinson v. Paul Robeson (1949) --
Yankees Win Pennant in Dramatic Fashion (1949) --
Controversies over Antitrust, Airwaves --
Organized Baseball, Government Quarrel over Broadcast Regulations (1949) --
The Effect of Television on Minor League Baseball Attendance (1951) --
Baseball Asked to Reinstate Joe Jackson (1951) --
Willie Mays Joins the New York Giants (1951) --
Celler Committee Begins Investigation of Antitrust Exemption (1951) --
Robinson's Heroics Put Dodgers in Playoff (1951) --
Bobby Thomson Home Run Clinches Miracle Pennant for Giants (1951) --
The Responsibilities of a Team Statistician (1952) --
Minor Leaguer Fans Twenty-Seven in Nine-Inning Game (1952) --
Minor League Head Forbids Signing of Female Players (1952) --
New Bonus Rule Enacted (1952) --
O'Malley Promotes Pay Television (1953) --
Boston Braves Move to Milwaukee (1953) --
Community Organization Pressures Yankees to Integrate (1953) --
Umpires Accused of Showing Off on Television (1953) --
Mantle Hits Tape-Measure Home Run in Washington (1953) --
Robinson's Interracial Barnstorming Team Banned by Bull Connor (1953) --Supreme Court Upholds Baseball's Antitrust Exemption (1953) --
Baseball Moves West --
Major League Owners Consider Ending Player Pension Plan (1953) --
Minor League President Warns of Slow Games (1954) --
Major League Baseball Players' Association Formed (1954) --
Mays, Rhodes Lead Giants to Victory in Series Opener (1954) --
Frick Updates Owners on Recent Baseball Litigation (1955) --
Ted Williams Fined $5,000 for Spitting (1956) --
Don Larsen Pitches Perfect World Series Game (1956) --
Review of The Fireside Book of Baseball (1956) --
Don Newcombe Wins the First Cy Young Award (1956) --
DeWitt Named Administrator of "Save the Minors" Fund (1956) --
O'Malley Buys Los Angeles Minor League Team and Ballpark (1957) --
Supreme Court Decision Casts Doubt on Baseball Antitrust Exemption (1957) --
Montgomery, Alabama, Institutes Racial Segregation in Sport (1957) --
Herb Score Seriously Injured by Line Drive (1957) --
Frick Overturns All-Star Game Vote (1957) --
Feller Defuses Controversy over Congressional Testimony (1957) --
Giants Agree to Move to San Francisco (1957) --
Burdette, Braves Interrupt "Normalcy" by Beating Yankees in World Series (1957) --
Continental Divides --
Mayor's Baseball Committee of the City of New York Established (1957) --
Richard Nixon Advocates True "World" Series (1958) --
Roy Campanella Paralyzed in Car Accident (1958) --
L.A. Voters Narrowly Approve Stadium in Chavez Ravine (1958) --
Frick on the State of Baseball (1958) --
MLBPA Report on Salaries (1958) --
Dixie Series Threatened by Birmingham Racial Laws (1958) --
Second All-Star Game Approved (1959) --
Haddix Pitches Twelve Perfect Innings and Loses (1959) --
Formation of Continental League Announced (1959) --
Negro American League Nearing the End (1959) --
Los Angeles Wins Playoff, Goes to Series (1959) --
Review of Baseball: The Early Years (1960) --
Mazeroski Home Run Lifts Pirates to Stunning Series Win over Yankees (1960) --
Legislating Baseball --
NL Upholds Promise, Awards Franchises to Two CL Teams; AL Reneges (1960) --
The Major League Perspective on Congressional Investigations (1961) --
Frick Places "Distinctive Mark" on 162-Game Home Run Record (1961) --
Satchel Paige MVP in Last East-West Negro All-Star Game (1961) --
Roger Maris Established Record with Sixty-First Home Run (1961) --
Major Leagues Vote Down Return of Spitball (1961) --
Giants Rally in Ninth to Beat Dodgers in Playoff (Again) (1962) --
American Association Latest Minor League to Be Dismantled (1962) --
Marichal Bests Spahn in Sixteen-Inning Pitching Duel (1963) --Preview of TV Special "A Man Named Mays" (1963) --
NL Wins Only Latin All-Star Game (1963) --
Charlie Finley Suggests Playing Night Games during World Series 1963) --
Jim Bunning Throws First NL Perfect Game of Century (1964) --
Dodgers to Experiment with Pay Television (1964) --
"Phillies 6 1/2 Up With 12 to Play" (1964) --
Draft Approved, Commissioners' Powers Restored at Winter Meetings (1964) --
Baseball Confronts Modernity --
Design Flaws in Houston Astrodome Revealed (1965) --
Marichal Attacks Dodgers' Roseboro with Bat during Game (1965) --
Emmett Ashford Becomes First Black Major League Umpire (1965) --
William "Spike" Eckert Elected as New Commissioner (1965) --
MLBPA Executive Director Position Approved by Majors (1966) --
Baseball Press Release Costs Majors in Wisconsin Antitrust Suit (1966) --
"Chipmunks": New Breed of Sportswriter Emerges (1966) --
Koufax, Drysdale Agree to End Joint Holdout (1966) --
Review of The Glory of Their Times (1966) --
Red Barber Fired by Yankees (1966) --
Sandy Koufax Retires at Age Thirty (1966) --
Red Sox Complete Miracle Season, Win AL Pennant (1967) --
MLBPA, Owners Sign First Basic Agreement (1968) --
The Era of Labor Unrest Begins --
Major Leagues Agree on Divisional Play, Playoffs (1968) --
McLain Wins Thirty-First Game while Allowing Mantle's 535th Home Run (1968) --
Two AL Umpires Fired after Planning Union (1968) --
Changes in Rules, Pitcher's Mound Approved at Winter Meetings (1968) --
Teams to Experiment with "Wild-Card" Hitter in Spring Training (1969) --
Bowie Kuhn, NL Lawyer, Elected as Interim Commissioner (1969) --
Baseball Encyclopedia Research Adds 715th Home Run to Ruth's Total (1969) --
Curt Flood Threatens to Retire after Being Traded (1969) --
New York Mets Stun Baseball, Win World Series (1969) --
National Labor Relations Board Rules Baseball Subject to Its Jurisdiction (1969) --
Flood to File Antitrust Suit against Baseball (1969) --
Counting Numbers, Dollars, and Rights --
"Baseball Seminar": The First Fantasy Baseball Game? (1970) --
Seymour Siwoff and the Statistics Revolution (1970) --
Owners Grant Players Independent Arbitration in New Basic Agreement (1970) --
Reaction to Jim Bouton's Ball Four (1970) --
Rose Crushed Fosse to Win All-Star Game for NL (1970) --
Umpires Strike during League Championship Series (1970) --
Hall of Fame Establishes Negro Leagues Committee (1971) --
Washington Senators Forfeit Franchise's Final Game (1971) --
Cardinals' Owner Lectures Players on Virtues of Proposed Pension Plan (1972) --
Comment on the Supreme Court Ruling against Curt Flood (1972).
Other Titles: Documentary history of baseball, 1945-1972
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Dean A. Sullivan.
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"Sullivan, editor of Early Innings, which cover 1825-1900 and 1900-1948 respectively, does a fine job of gathering representative pieces that show baseball as a work in progress, ever-growing, Read more...

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