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Title One nation under baseball : how the 1960s collided with the National Pastime / John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro ; foreword by Bob Costas.
Author Florio, John, 1960-
Publication Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Description ix, 221 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 796.357 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "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, [union leader] Marvin Miller, Tom Seaver, and [sportswriter] Dick Young--richly portraying their roles during a decade of flux and uncertainty."-- Jacket.
"Engaging and lively history of baseball in the 1960s"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Baseball -- Social aspects -- United States.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
African American baseball players -- Biography.
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00799042
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
Baseball -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00827951
Discrimination in sports. (OCoLC)fst00895130
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Shapiro, Ouisie.
Costas, Bob, 1952-
Alt Title How the Nineteen-Sixties collided with the National Pastime
ISBN 9780803286900 hardcover
0803286902 hardcover

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 Central 3rd Fl - AMMS Non-Fic  796.357 F    CHECK SHELVES  
 Gerritsen Non-Fic  796.357 F    CHECK SHELVES