One Nation Under Baseball

One Nation Under Baseball

How the 1960s Collided With the National Pastime

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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: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780803286900
0803286902
Branch Call Number: 796.3570973
Characteristics: ix, 221 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Shapiro, Ouisie - Author

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