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The Resource Baseball's new frontier : a history of expansion, 1961-1998, Fran Zimniuch ; foreword by Branch Rickey III

Baseball's new frontier : a history of expansion, 1961-1998, Fran Zimniuch ; foreword by Branch Rickey III

Label
Baseball's new frontier : a history of expansion, 1961-1998
Title
Baseball's new frontier
Title remainder
a history of expansion, 1961-1998
Statement of responsibility
Fran Zimniuch ; foreword by Branch Rickey III
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Major League Baseball first expanded in 1961 with the addition of the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators, it started a trend that saw the number of franchises almost double, from sixteen to thirty, while baseball attendance grew by 44 percent. The story behind this staggering growth, told for the first time in Baseball's New Frontier, is full of twists and unexpected turns, intrigue, and, in some instances, treachery. From the desertion of New York by the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants to the ever-present threat of antitrust legislation, from the backroom deals and the political posturing to the impact of the upstart Continental League, the book takes readers behind the scenes and into baseball's decision-making process. Fran Zimniuch gives a lively team-by-team chronicle of how the franchises were awarded, how existing teams protected their players, and what the new teams' winning (or losing) strategies were. With its account of great players, notable characters, and the changing fortunes of teams over the years, the book supplies a vital chapter in the history of Major League Baseball"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimniuch, Fran
Dewey number
796.357/64097309045
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV863.A1
LC item number
Z56 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Major League Baseball (Organization)
  • Baseball
  • Major League Baseball (Organization)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Baseball
  • United States
Label
Baseball's new frontier : a history of expansion, 1961-1998, Fran Zimniuch ; foreword by Branch Rickey III
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First Expansion Part Deux -- 1962: The Houston Colt .45s and the New York Mets
  • 5.
  • Second Wave -- 1969: The Kansas City Royals, Seattle Pilots, San Diego Padres, and Montreal Expos
  • 6.
  • Pendulum of Power Swings to the Players
  • 7.
  • North by Northwest -- 1977: The Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners
  • 8.
  • Thin Air and Immediate Success -- 1993: The Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Baseball's Final Expansion? -- 1998: The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • 10.
  • Expanding on Expansion
  • 11.
  • Bottom Feeding: Taking Advantage of the New Kids in Town
  • 12.
  • Characters of Expansion Who Have Brightened the Game
  • 13.
  • Baseball's Brave New World: Where We've Been and What the Future Holds
  • 1.
  • Go West Young Men
  • 2.
  • Continental League
  • 3.
  • First Expansion -- 1961: The Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators
  • 4.
Control code
839304584
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803246829
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4abb738a-8dbc-42ec-85be-cda3e2032a9a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839304584
Label
Baseball's new frontier : a history of expansion, 1961-1998, Fran Zimniuch ; foreword by Branch Rickey III
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First Expansion Part Deux -- 1962: The Houston Colt .45s and the New York Mets
  • 5.
  • Second Wave -- 1969: The Kansas City Royals, Seattle Pilots, San Diego Padres, and Montreal Expos
  • 6.
  • Pendulum of Power Swings to the Players
  • 7.
  • North by Northwest -- 1977: The Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners
  • 8.
  • Thin Air and Immediate Success -- 1993: The Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Baseball's Final Expansion? -- 1998: The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • 10.
  • Expanding on Expansion
  • 11.
  • Bottom Feeding: Taking Advantage of the New Kids in Town
  • 12.
  • Characters of Expansion Who Have Brightened the Game
  • 13.
  • Baseball's Brave New World: Where We've Been and What the Future Holds
  • 1.
  • Go West Young Men
  • 2.
  • Continental League
  • 3.
  • First Expansion -- 1961: The Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators
  • 4.
Control code
839304584
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803246829
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4abb738a-8dbc-42ec-85be-cda3e2032a9a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839304584

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