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The Resource The game : inside the secret world of major league baseball's power brokers, Jon Pessah

The game : inside the secret world of major league baseball's power brokers, Jon Pessah

Label
The game : inside the secret world of major league baseball's power brokers
Title
The game
Title remainder
inside the secret world of major league baseball's power brokers
Statement of responsibility
Jon Pessah
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty years ago, baseball risked self-destruction. Today, it is a multibillion-dollar business. Three men made it so. The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years. / In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation.It is a tipping point for baseball, a crucial moment in the game's history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It's their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a money-making powerhouse that enriches them all. This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals; with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more. Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews throughout baseball, The Game is a stunning achievement: a rigorously reported book and the must-read, fly-on-the-wall, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turns disaster into baseball's Golden Age. -- Provided by publisher, taken from cover
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pessah, Jon
Dewey number
796.357/640973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863 .A1
LC item number
P457 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball
  • Major League Baseball (Organization)
Label
The game : inside the secret world of major league baseball's power brokers, Jon Pessah
Instantiates
Publication
Note
8 pages of plates, unnumbered, appear between pages 344 and 345
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [597]-630) and index (pages [631]-648)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1 : Changing of the guard (1992-1994) -- In Bud we trust -- A whole new world -- Inextricably linked -- Resurrection -- System failure -- For the good of the game -- Everything to lose -- Fehr strikes
  • - - -
  • Part 2 : Art of the deal (1994-1996) -- Endgame -- Fehr's day in court -- Back to work -- New foundations -- True lies -- Dynasty -- Deal!
  • - - -
  • Part 3 : Secret of success (1997-2000) -- Setting up shop -- Almost perfect -- Secrets -- Question of balance -- Ring for Roger -- Hope and faith -- Dollars and no sense
  • - - -
  • Part 4 : Power play (2001-2003) -- Miller time -- More than a game -- Bud's bluff -- Trouble ahead -- New deals -- Renovations -- Tipping point -- Looking for answers -- Testing positive
  • - - -
  • Part 5 : Revisionist history (2004-2007) -- Government intervention -- Curses -- Selig's choice -- Transfer of power -- Calling Mr. Mitchell -- Last stand -- A change in plans -- Mitchell gets his man -- Questions and answers
  • - - -
  • Part 6 : Legacy (2008-2010) -- The more things change -- Moving on -- Road to Cooperstown
Control code
ocn908039248
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 648 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316185882
Lccn
2015901927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1724488
  • (OCoLC)908039248
Label
The game : inside the secret world of major league baseball's power brokers, Jon Pessah
Publication
Note
8 pages of plates, unnumbered, appear between pages 344 and 345
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [597]-630) and index (pages [631]-648)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1 : Changing of the guard (1992-1994) -- In Bud we trust -- A whole new world -- Inextricably linked -- Resurrection -- System failure -- For the good of the game -- Everything to lose -- Fehr strikes
  • - - -
  • Part 2 : Art of the deal (1994-1996) -- Endgame -- Fehr's day in court -- Back to work -- New foundations -- True lies -- Dynasty -- Deal!
  • - - -
  • Part 3 : Secret of success (1997-2000) -- Setting up shop -- Almost perfect -- Secrets -- Question of balance -- Ring for Roger -- Hope and faith -- Dollars and no sense
  • - - -
  • Part 4 : Power play (2001-2003) -- Miller time -- More than a game -- Bud's bluff -- Trouble ahead -- New deals -- Renovations -- Tipping point -- Looking for answers -- Testing positive
  • - - -
  • Part 5 : Revisionist history (2004-2007) -- Government intervention -- Curses -- Selig's choice -- Transfer of power -- Calling Mr. Mitchell -- Last stand -- A change in plans -- Mitchell gets his man -- Questions and answers
  • - - -
  • Part 6 : Legacy (2008-2010) -- The more things change -- Moving on -- Road to Cooperstown
Control code
ocn908039248
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 648 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316185882
Lccn
2015901927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1724488
  • (OCoLC)908039248

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