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The Resource The end of baseball as we knew it : the players union, 1960-81, Charles P. Korr ; foreword by Bob Costas

The end of baseball as we knew it : the players union, 1960-81, Charles P. Korr ; foreword by Bob Costas

Label
The end of baseball as we knew it : the players union, 1960-81
Title
The end of baseball as we knew it
Title remainder
the players union, 1960-81
Statement of responsibility
Charles P. Korr ; foreword by Bob Costas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first book to utilize the files, letters, and correspondence of the Major League Baseball Players Association, The End of Baseball As We Knew It replays the much-storied transformation of power from management to players that set the standard for labor relations, not just in baseball, but in all professional sports. Charles P. Korr also draws on interviews with ballplayers, journalists, and labor executives to construct this insider's view of the most successful sports union's formative years. Before the appointment of former Steelworkers Union executive Marvin J. Miller in 1966, the MLBPA was a loosely organized company union created to negotiate pensions and working conditions. As the players realized they needed the game to make a living and the owners needed them to make a profit, the union gained momentum. Capitalizing on this equation under Miller's tutelage, the players staged a fifteen-year battle that gradually extracted power from management. By 1981, the MLBPA had dramatically escalated players' salaries, increased their rights and freedoms in contract negotiations, and replaced the century-old "reserve system" with free agency. With detail and analysis, Korr reveals how the union operated, how the players financed and supported it, and how it succeeded in besting the owners in every confrontation. He also considers the role of the press in swaying public opinion of both sides and captures the ideological rift between fans and owners, who were enmeshed in the romantic traditionalism of baseball's history, and the players who were unwilling to accept the status quo."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Korr, Charles P
Dewey number
331.89/041796357/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV880.2
LC item number
.K67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial relations
  • Baseball players
  • Major League Baseball Players Association
Label
The end of baseball as we knew it : the players union, 1960-81, Charles P. Korr ; foreword by Bob Costas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A "house union" -- The Association chooses change. -- A new focus for the Association. -- The union asserts itself. -- Curt Flood and the American dream. -- Only one chance at a first strike. -- A loss in court and a gain at the bargaining table. -- Different roads to free agency. -- Messersmith and McNally: two pitchers and one big win. -- Protecting free agency. -- 1980 -- the strike that didn't happen. -- The union's sternest test. -- Conclusion. -- Epilogue: 1990s -- parallels abound and problems at home
Control code
48494453
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780252027529
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The end of baseball as we knew it : the players union, 1960-81, Charles P. Korr ; foreword by Bob Costas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A "house union" -- The Association chooses change. -- A new focus for the Association. -- The union asserts itself. -- Curt Flood and the American dream. -- Only one chance at a first strike. -- A loss in court and a gain at the bargaining table. -- Different roads to free agency. -- Messersmith and McNally: two pitchers and one big win. -- Protecting free agency. -- 1980 -- the strike that didn't happen. -- The union's sternest test. -- Conclusion. -- Epilogue: 1990s -- parallels abound and problems at home
Control code
48494453
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780252027529
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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