Baseball : A History of America's Game Hardback
Part of the Sport and Society series
In this fourth edition, Benjamin G. Rader updates the text with a portrait of baseball's new order.
He charts an on-the-field game transformed by analytics, an influx of Latino and Asian players, and a generation of players groomed for brute power both on the mound and at the plate.
He also analyzes the behind-the-scenes revolution that brought in billions of dollars from a synergy of marketing and branding prowess, visionary media development, and fan-friendly ballparks abuzz with nonstop entertainment.
The result is an entertaining and comprehensive tour of a game that, whatever its changes, always reflects American society and culture.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: University of Illinois Press
- Publication Date: 30/10/2018
- Category: Baseball
- ISBN: 9780252042058
- Paperback / softback from £14.55