University of Illinois Press

Baseball: A History of America's Game (Illinois History of Sports)

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Publish Date: 2008-05-02

Binding: Paperback

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In this third edition of his lively history of America's game--widely recognized as the best of its kind--Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters.

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