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Baseball : A History of America's Game, Paperback / softback Book

Baseball : A History of America's Game Paperback / softback

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: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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  • Category: Baseball
  • ISBN: 9780252083747

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