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Frick: Baseball's Third Commissioner

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Publish Date: 2016-11-09

Binding: Paperback

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Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the asterisk next to Roger Maris's record. But his tenure as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes--television, continued integration, West Coast expansion and labor unrest. During those 14 years, and 17 more as National League president, he witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who began as a sportswriter. This biography of Frick, whose tenure sparked lively debate about the commissioner's role, provides a detailed narrative of his career and the events and characters of mid-20th century baseball.

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