Baseball, 3rd Ed. : A History of America's Game
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.
- Paperback | 328 pages
- 152 x 228 x 24mm | 521.63g
- 02 May 2008
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
- 3rd ed.
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"A grand slam. . . . An entertaining, insightful history of the national pastime set within the context of major issues in American society. . . . By far the finest one-volume history of America's game ever written." --Larry R. Gerlach, author of The Men in Blue: Conversations with Umpires
About Benjamin G. Rader
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.