Bottom of the Ninth Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself

ISBN-10: 0805092366
ISBN-13: 9780805092363
Edition: N/A
Authors: Michael Shapiro
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Description: "A fascinating look at an almost forgotten era . . . One of the best baseball books of recent seasons." Cleveland Plain DealerInBottom of the Ninth, Michael Shapiro brings to life a watershed moment in baseball history, when baseball was under seige  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 4/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638

"A fascinating look at an almost forgotten era . . . One of the best baseball books of recent seasons." Cleveland Plain DealerInBottom of the Ninth, Michael Shapiro brings to life a watershed moment in baseball history, when baseball was under seige in the late 1950s. He reveals how the legendary executive Branch Rickey saw the game's salvation in two radical ideas: the creation of a third major leaguethe Continental Leagueand the pooling of television revenues for the benefit of all. And Shapiro captures the audacity of Casey Stengel, the manager of the Yankees, who believed that he could remake how baseball was played.The story of their ingenious schemesand of the powerful men who tried to thwart themis interwoven with the on-field drama of pennant races and clutch performances, culminating in the stunning climax of the seventh game of the 1960 World Series, when one swing of the bat heralds baseball's eclipse as America's number-one sport.

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