Overview:Koppett's Concise History of Major League Baseball - Koppett's Concise History provides an overview andexplanation fo all the major events and personalities that made baseball America's national game. As early as the 1880s, many basic baseball strategies -- pitching high and tight or low and away; first basemen lining up well wide of the base they were \u0022covering\u0022; throwing breaking balls and change-ups; bunting as well as swinging away -- were already in use. But the history of the game is a story of changes that have been controversial for fans and players. Leonard takes the reader through long-standing back-and-forth over the balance between offense and defense -- dead balls versus lively balls, changes in the strike zone and mound height, and arguments about competitive balance among teams in different eras. He explores the controversies over the introduction of night baseball, radio and TV broadcasting, the farm system, domed stadiums, the expansion draft to create ten-team leagues, divisional play-offs, franchise moves to new cities, and interleague play. How baseball as business affects the nature of the game is an issue throughout the book. Whether he's talking about free agency, strike actions, or the policies of different commissioners and owners, Koppett is never afraid to say whose interests are being served. A major portion of each chapter is devoted to Koppett's lively narratives of the shape and significance of each season from 1892 through 1995. On each point, Koppett has the facts, the stories, andan opinion about what works for the game and what doesn't.

This book is on page /991d858404670cb95ebe7995ae4965fd/book/1603725653-9781566396387. It was written by the following authors: Leonard Koppett. Book Koppett's Concise History of Major League Baseball, which can be read online, published by the company: U.S., Temple University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History, Sports Books. The book was published on 1998-09-24 00:00:00. It has 521 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 1216 g. File for download Koppett's Concise History of Major League Baseball has PDF format and is called koppetts-concise-history-of-major-league-baseball.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our lib-et-deco.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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