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

A Whole Different Ball Game

The Inside Story of the Baseball Revolution

Paperback Published: 12th August 2004
ISBN: 9781566635998
Number Of Pages: 464

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A Whole Different Ball Game recounts Miller's 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 and brought explosive changes that rocked the foundation of professional sports. Miller relates these events as no one else can, and he explains why the victories of the players' union were good for baseball. Along the way he provides dramatic portraits of prominent players, owners, baseball writers, arbitrators, and commissioners. With 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

Baseball fans may...have more fun spending their money on this new edition of the book... Star Democrat, Easton, Md A fascinating account...very well written by the man at the center of it all... Spiced with hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Bookcrossing.Com Provides an 'inside' story of baseball...outlines [Miller's] influence and baseball history. The Bookwatch Brutally frank and immensely engrossing. Kirkus Reviews [After Babe Ruth,] the second most influential man in the history of baseball. -- Red Barber During his sixteen years in the game Marvin Miller was the true commissioner of baseball. -- Jim Bouton Marvin Miller took on the establishment and whipped them. -- Reggie Jackson The man did more to change the game in the last 25 years than anyone else. -- Bill Madden New York Daily News There is no man in our time who has had more impact on the business of baseball than Marvin Miller. -- Tom Seaver One of the most important [books] ever published about baseball. -- Stephen Jay Gould The New York Review Of Books Marvin Miller is as important to the history of baseball as Jackie Robinson. -- Hank Aaron

To baseballp. 3
Brooklyn U.S.Ap. 11
Making it to the majorsp. 19
Take me out to the players associationp. 33
Cannon countryp. 63
Bowie Kuhn was not in the best interests of baseballp. 85
Alex Johnson : the maligned angelp. 131
Card warsp. 142
The six-thousand-dollar manp. 153
Flood gatep. 170
Strike one, 1972p. 203
Catfishp. 224
Messersmith-McNallyp. 238
Not a strike ... not a strike ... not a ...p. 254
Strike two, 1980-1981p. 286
Take me out of the ball gamep. 320
Lockout, 1990p. 350
Owners and other bossesp. 363
White collars and black sox : Giamatti and Vincent (or, say it ain't so!)p. 393
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ISBN: 9781566635998
ISBN-10: 1566635993
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 12th August 2004
Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.29 x 14.22  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.53

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