As the season draws to a close and postseason play begins, this book offers a fascinating look at the ledgers that prop up America's favorite sport. Zimbalist chronicles the evolution of the baseball business from the Civil War through today in this eye-opening account of greed, abuse of the public trust, and poor management that threatens the ...
As the season draws to a close and postseason play begins, this book offers a fascinating look at the ledgers that prop up America's favorite sport. Zimbalist chronicles the evolution of the baseball business from the Civil War through today in this eye-opening account of greed, abuse of the public trust, and poor management that threatens the future of the game. Index.
Hardcover first edition. fine in fine dust jacket. First baseball book by this author/professor who s made a career of analyzing the business and economics of modern baseball. An interesting critique of the game as it s played off the field.
Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings except for previous owner's name on ffep or inside front cover. DJ is Very Good; light edgewear, priceclipped. Corners are bent. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1992. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
Very good in fine dust jacket. Book is in near fine condition with some light tanning on page edges and one mark on side edge. DJ is in fine condition with a clear plastic protective cover. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 270 p. Audience: General/trade.
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Publishers Weekly, 1992-07-06 A professor of economics at Smith College, Zimbalist ( Comparing Economic Systems ) here presents the best recent work about baseball's economic aspects. He analyzes profits, franchise values, attendance and ticket pricing, the relations between teams and their host cities, minor-league ball and player salaries. Admirably objective, he is skeptical about the owners, whose creative bookkeeping practices make their cries of poverty almost credible; he is skeptical about the players, who generally play poorly after they sign multi-year contracts; he is skeptical about the media, whom he finds massively ignorant of sports economics and presumably content to be so. Finally, he demonstrates that those who predict the demise of the national pastime need not be right. Scholarly and impressive. (Sept.)
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