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In this third edition of his lively history of America's game - widely recognized as the best of its kind - Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters.
Benjamin G. Rader is James L. Sellers Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the author of American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports.
Table of Contents
|The Fraternity and Its Game||p. 5|
|A Commercial Spectacle||p. 19|
|The First Professional Teams||p. 30|
|The First Professional Leagues||p. 42|
|The Players' Revolt||p. 60|
|The Great Baseball War||p. 78|
|Baseball's Coming of Age||p. 91|
|The Big Fix||p. 109|
|The Age of Ruth||p. 123|
|An Age of Dynasties||p. 136|
|Baseball's Great Experiment||p. 155|
|The Last Days of the Old Game||p. 171|
|Baseball in Trouble||p. 188|
|The Empowerment of the Players||p. 204|
|The Demise of Dynasties||p. 221|
|The Resurgence of America's Game||p. 238|
|It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times||p. 261|
|Bibliographical Essay||p. 283|
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