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Major League Baseball in the 1970s

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Many of the most powerful trends in baseball today have their roots in the 1970s. Baseball entered that decade seriously behind the times in race relations, attitudes toward conformity versus individuality, and the manager-player relationship. In a sense, much of the wrenching change that American society as a whole experienced in the 1960s was played out in baseball in the following decade. Additionally, the game itself was rapidly evolving, with the inauguration of the designated hitter rule in the American League, the evolution of the closer, the development of the five-man starting rotation, the acceptance of strikeout lions like Dave Kingman and Bobby Bonds and the proliferation of stolen bases. This book opens with a discussion of the challenges that faced baseball's movers and shakers when they gathered in Bal Harbour, Florida, for the annual winter meetings on December 2, 1969. Their worst nightmares would be realized in the coming years. For many and often contradictory reasons the 1970s game evolved into a war of competing ideologies--escalating salaries, an acrimonious strike, Sesame Street-style team mascots, and the breaking of the time-honored tradition that all players, including the pitcher, must play on offense as well as defense--that would ultimately spell doom for the majority of attendees.

The 1970s

The 1970s Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Feinstein
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The 1970s were a time of protest and change. President Nixon broke the law and caused the Watergate scandal, American dependency on oil increased, and the military draft sent thousands of young men to fight in Vietnam. But 1970s were happy times, too. The nation celebrated two hundred years of independence. Audiences enjoyed hit films such as Star Wars and Jaws. People dressed in funky clothes and danced to the beat of disco music.

Big Hair and Plastic Grass

Big Hair and Plastic Grass Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Epstein
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The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball's most colorful and controversial decade The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the ‘70s than in any other era. The American popular culture and counterculture collided head-on with the national pastime, rocking the once-conservative sport to its very foundations. Outspoken players embraced free agency, openly advocated drug use, and even swapped wives. Controversial owners such as Charlie Finley, Bill Veeck, and Ted Turner introduced Astroturf, prime-time World Series, garish polyester uniforms, and outlandish promotions such as Disco Demolition Night. Hank Aaron and Lou Brock set new heights in power and speed while Reggie Jackson and Carlton Fisk emerged as October heroes and All-Star characters like Mark "The Bird" Fidrych became pop icons. For the millions of fans who grew up during this time, and especially those who cared just as much about Oscar Gamble's afro as they did about his average, this book serves up a delicious, Technicolor trip down memory lane.

Beyond Baseball's Color Barrier

Beyond Baseball's Color Barrier Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rocco Constantino
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Beyond Baseball's Color Barrier celebrates Black players throughout the history of Major League Baseball. The book not only provides a comprehensive history dating back to the 1800s, but also highlights accomplishments, personalities, participation trends of African American players, and insight into what the future may hold.

Baseball in Europe

Baseball in Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Josh Chetwynd
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 With the success of The Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, baseball in Europe has begun to receive more attention. But few realize just how far back the sport's history stretches on the continent. Baseball has been played in Europe since the 1870s, and in several countries the players and devoted followers have included royalty, Hall of Famers from the U.S. major leagues, and captains of industry. Featuring approximately 80 new interviews and 70 new photos and images, this second edition builds extensively on the previous edition's country-by-country histories of more than 40 European nations. Also included are two new appendices on European players signed by MLB organizations and European countries' performance in worldwide rankings.

Fantasy Baseball Math

Fantasy Baseball Math Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allan Morey
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"Describes how to use statistics and math to create and run a successful fantasy baseball team"--

Latino Baseball Legends An Encyclopedia

Latino Baseball Legends  An Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lew Freedman
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Latino Baseball Legends An Encyclopedia by Lew Freedman Summary

Told through profiles of the men who have made it a reality, this is the complex story of the triumphs achieved by—and challenges faced by—Latinos who have risen to the heights of Major League Baseball. • Alphabetically arranged, 3000-word profiles of the 25 most significant figures of Latin American background in the history of baseball • 75 shorter profiles of additional Latin American baseball figures of importance • Photographs • A comprehensive bibliography of books, newspaper articles, and magazine reports

Baseball in Columbus

Baseball in Columbus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James R. Tootle
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In the spring of 1865, the first spring after the end of the Civil War, three baseball clubs were founded in downtown Columbus. This local enthusiasm for the game reflected the national trend during the post-war era, when baseball, or "base ball" as it was called, was spreading rapidly throughout the United States. Baseball in Columbus begins with these earliest baseball pioneers and tells the story of the national pastime in the capital city right up to the present-day Columbus Clippers of the International League. Columbus first made the "big leagues" in 1883 with the Columbus Buckeyes of the American Association, and local fans have embraced the city's teams and players ever since. Several of baseball's greats once wore a Columbus uniform during their minor league careers, including Enos Slaughter, Joe Garagiola, Harvey Haddix, Willie Stargell, Derek Jeter, and Bernie Williams.

Picker's Pocket Guide Baseball Memorabilia

Picker's Pocket Guide   Baseball Memorabilia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Figler
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Picker's Pocket Guide Baseball Memorabilia by Jeff Figler Summary

Brand New Ballgame Discover what the pros know with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking baseball memorabilia. Learn what seasoned collectors look for and what they value in this easy-to-follow and indispensable pocket guide. You'll Uncover: • The Triple Play--Who, what, and how of baseball picking and collecting • Hot Prospects--Baseball cards, balls, bats, jerseys, pennants, photographs, board games, and more • Major League finds • How to Play Ball--Practical strategies for valuing and flipping items • The Sweet Spot--How to negotiate deals Whether for pleasure of profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.

Stolen

Stolen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Russell Roberts
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The stolen base is one of the most fascinating plays in all of sports. In no other sport is the opportunity present for the offense to literally take away what belongs to the defense. In other sports it is the ball (or puck) that must do the scoring; in baseball, however, it is the runner, and base stealing is the runner's greatest weapon. Not just ball games but entire World Series have turned on a steal. This book traces the history of the stolen base and stealing in the major leagues from its humble beginnings through its current status as an indispensable part of a team's offense. Also covered are the players who were synonymous with base stealing: Ty Cobb, Luis Aparicio, Maury Wills, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, and others. The most memorable steals in baseball history are also recalled.

Exploring Microeconomics

Exploring Microeconomics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert L. Sexton
Editor: SAGE Publications
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The excitement of learning economics for the first time. The experience of a lifetime of teaching it. The Eighth Edition of Exploring Microeconomics captures the excitement of learning microeconomics for the first time through a lively and encouraging narrative that connects microeconomics to the world in a way that is familiar to students. Author Robert L. Sexton draws on over 25 years of teaching experience to capture students’ attention, focusing on core concepts and expertly weaving in examples from current events and popular culture to make even classic economic principles modern and relatable. The text sticks to the basics and applies a thoughtful learning design, segmenting its presentation into brief, visually appealing, self-contained sections that are easier for students to digest and retain compared to sprawling text. Thoughtfully placed section quizzes, interactive summaries, and problem sets help students check their comprehension at regular intervals and develop the critical thinking skills that will allow them to "think like economists." Combined with a complete teaching and learning package, Exploring Microeconomics is sure to help you ignite your students’ passion for the field and reveal its practical application in the world around them. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package Easy LMS Import SAGE coursepacks for instructors makes it easy to import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS). Learn more. Online Resources SAGE edge for students, the companion website specifically designed for this text, offers a robust online environment with the learning tools and resources students need to succeed. Learn more.

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill James
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan of Stats” (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called “Win Shares,” a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the Reference section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.

The Sociology of Sports

The Sociology of Sports Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Delaney
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This third edition takes a fresh approach to the study of sport, presenting key concepts such as socialization, race, ethnicity, gender, economics, religion, politics, deviance, violence, school sports and sportsmanship. While providing a critical examination of athletics, this text also highlights many of sports' positive features. This new edition includes significantly updated statistics, data and information along with updated popular culture references and real-world examples. Newly explored is the impact of several major world events that have left lasting effects on the sports realm, including a global pandemic (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) and social movements like Black Lives Matter and Me Too. Another new topic is the "pay for play" movement, wherein college athletes demanded greater compensation and, at the very least, the right to profit from their own names, images and likenesses.

Sport and National Identity in the Post War World

Sport and National Identity in the Post War World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Senior Research Fellow Department of Historical and International Studies Dilwyn Porter
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Sport and National Identity in the Post War World by Senior Research Fellow Department of Historical and International Studies Dilwyn Porter Summary

This book provides a broad range of international case-studies to examine how sport has helped to shape national identities, and how national cultures have shaped contemporary sport.

The State of the Field

The State of the Field Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Kilpatrick
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The study of association football has recently emerged as vibrant field of inquiry, attracting scholars worldwide from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. "Soccer As the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics," held at Hofstra University in April 2014, gathered together scholars, media, management, and fans in the largest ever conference dedicated to the game in North America. This collection of essays provides a comprehensive view of the academic perspectives on offer at the conference, itself a snapshot of the state of this increasingly rich scholarly terrain. The diversity of approaches range from theory to pedagogy to historical and sociological engagements with the game at all levels, from the grassroots to the grand spectacle of the World Cup, while the international roster of authors is testimony to the game’s global reach. This collection of essays therefore offers a state of the field for soccer studies and a road map for further exploration. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Soccer & Society.

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