One Nation Under Baseball : How the 1960s Collided With the National Pastime

One Nation Under Baseball : How the 1960s Collided With the National Pastime

eBook - 2017
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One Nation Under Baseball highlights the intersection between American society and America's pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport--fairness, competition, and mythology--came under scrutiny. John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro examine the events of the era that reshaped the game: the Koufax and Drysdale million-dollar holdout, the encroachment of television on newspaper coverage, the changing perception of ballplayers from mythic figures to overgrown boys, the arrival of the everyman Mets and their free-spirited fans, and the lawsuit brought against team owners by Curt Flood.

One Nation Under Baseball brings to life the seminal figures of the era--including Bob Gibson, Marvin Miller, Tom Seaver, and Dick Young--richly portraying their roles during a decade of flux and uncertainty.


Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Press,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781496200808
1496200802
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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