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Empires of Fun and Games

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

in Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835623
eISBN:
9781469601830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882665_guthrie-shimizu.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights an epoch-making postseason exhibition tour to Japan by Major League Baseball in the early 1930s. The majors' 1934 tour helped usher in the era of full-blown professional ... More


Pioneers In Black And White

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses how baseball started in the United States during the war as the game spread in army camps and military prisons. When the National Association of Base Ball Players was faced with ... More


Rickey, Race, and “All Deliberate Speed”

Mitchell Nathanson

in A People's History of Baseball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036804
eISBN:
9780252093920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036804.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses how the burgeoning civil rights fixated its glare upon Major League Baseball (MLB), whose owners and executives soon realized that eventually, they were going to have no choice ... More


Summers of the Long Ball Frauds

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the congressional hearings conducted on March 17, 2005, to probe drug use in Major League Baseball (MLB). On March 17, 2005, the Steroid Era crisis hit critical mass as a ... More


This Is Not Just a Test

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines Major League Baseball's (MLB) drug testing policy under Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, the man who inherited Bowie Kuhn's responsibilities and with them baseball's drug problems. ... More


The Reserve Clause

Stuart Banner

in The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199930296
eISBN:
9780190254575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930296.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history of the reserve clause, a standard term in player contracts in Major League Baseball that effectively bound a player to his team for his entire career, and how it led ... More


Baseball and Broadcasting 1953

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on Congressional hearings conducted in 1953 to address Major League Baseball's (MLB) television policies. In addition to their fears about the adverse effects of broadcasting and ... More


Tobacco Road

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the history of tobacco use in Major League Baseball (MLB). It begins with the story of Bill Tuttle, who chewed tobacco anywhere from ten to twelve hours a day for more than ... More


Pitching around the Problem

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines how the perceived problem of drug use in Major League Baseball (MLB) was addressed by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Ball Four, an account of Jim Bouton's 1969 campaign with the ... More


We Want More Baseball and Football 1959 and 1960

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the Congressional hearings conducted in 1959 and 1960 to address the issue of expansion and prospective new leagues. All of the league constitutions contained clauses ... More


1865–1879: Commodifying a National Pastime: The “Professional” Game

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

While Major League Baseball is a multi-billion dollar business today, the early professional game struggled to attract fans and make money. The 1870s saw the transformation of America’s leisure ... More


A Brief History of Professional Team Sports

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter traces the history of professional team sports in order to place the issues covered in the Congressional hearings in the proper context. It first considers the rise of baseball as ... More


Competitive Balance

in Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter takes a look at the country's seeming obsession with competitive balance. The discussion situates the preoccupation with competitive balance within the sociopolitical value of equal ... More


Introduction

Nathaniel Grow

in Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the history of the Federal Baseball litigation and explains how Major League Baseball first came to be exempt from antitrust law. In a unanimous ruling, penned by Justice Oliver ... More


Where’s the Dexamyl, Doc?

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the history of drug use in Major League Baseball (MLB). It begins with Twentieth-Century Fox's baseball fantasy It Happens Every Spring, the story of a nerdy chemistry ... More


Introduction: The Last Pure Place

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book charts the history of drug and alcohol use in Major League Baseball (MLB). It aims to recover the story of baseball and drugs from the tyranny of baseball mythology by analyzing the ... More


The Curt Flood Case

Stuart Banner

in The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199930296
eISBN:
9780190254575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930296.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the Supreme Court's 1972 ruling in Flood v. Kuhn, a case that presented a futile challenge to baseball's antitrust exemption. The antitrust suit was filed by Curt Flood, a ... More


Time in a Bottle

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter traces the history of alcohol use in Major League Baseball (MLB) and considers the sudden urge, amid an atmosphere of partisan culture war that clouded the 1990s, to celebrate the era ... More


Damn Yankees and Relocations 1964 and 1965

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the issue of franchise relocation. Legislators had two main concerns throughout the series of hearings: to procure teams for their constituents while avoiding losing teams via ... More


Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Abraham Iqbal Khan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031380
eISBN:
9781621032564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the public discourse surrounding Curt Flood (1938–1997), the star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the 1960s. In 1969, Flood was traded to the Philadelphia ... More


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