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Hairs vs. Squares The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of '72

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ISBN-10: 0803285582

ISBN-13: 9780803285583

Edition: 2016

Authors: Ed Gruver

List price: $29.95
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Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players' strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting World Series played by two of the game's greatest and most colorful dynasties. In a sign of the times it was Hippies vs. Hardhats, a clash of cultures with the hirsute, mod Mustache Gang colliding with the clean-cut, conservative Big Red Machine on the game's grandest stage.When the Oakland A's met the Cincinnati Reds in the 1972 Fall Classic, more than a championship was at stake. The more than two dozen interviews bring to life a time when controversy was commonplace, both inside and outside the national pastime. In…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 5/1/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.32" long x 1.23" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Ed Gruver is a newspaper sportswriter, a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association and a contributor to Total Football. In addition to "The Ice Bowl," he is the author of "The American Football League: A Year-by-Year History," and two recently published biographies, "Nitschke" and "Koufax," He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.