A Whole Different Ball Game: The Inside Story of the Baseball Revolution

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A Whole Different Ball Game: The Inside Story of the Baseball Revolution

Format:  Paperback,

448 pages

Publisher: Natl Book Network

Publish Date: Aug 2004

ISBN-13: 9781566635998

ISBN-10: 1566635993

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For more than a century the owners of baseball franchises conducted their business like feudal barons, with the players in the role of serfs. This situation began to change in 1966, when the Major League Baseball Players Association was formed and Marvin Miller, who had been chief economist and assistant to the president of the steelworkers' union, became its first executive director. Here he recounts his experience in dealing with club owners and his success in winning a new role for the players. He helped virtually end the system that bound an athlete to one team forever, and thereby raised salaries enormously. Candid in his assessments of the characters involved in this drama, Mr. Miller is nonetheless generous in his comments about the ballplayers who made sacrifices for their union.

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Publisher: Natl Book Network
Publish Date: Aug 2004
ISBN-13: 9781566635998
ISBN-10: 1566635993
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.17
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.6 x 0.98 x 8.38
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Chapter outline

Foreword
Introduction
To baseball
Brooklyn U.S.A
Making it to the majors
Take me out to the players association
Cannon country
Bowie Kuhn was not in the best interests of baseball
Alex Johnson : the maligned angel
Card wars
The six-thousand-dollar man
Flood gate
Strike one, 1972
Catfish
Messersmith-McNally
Not a strike ... not a strike ... not a ...
Strike two, 1980-1981
Take me out of the ball game
Lockout, 1990
Owners and other bosses
White collars and black sox : Giamatti and Vincent (or, say it ain't so!)

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