Beginning in 1900, when baseball had just begun to throw off its disreputable image, this account progresses through the playing of the first World Series in 1903, through the golden age of such greats as Cobb, Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio, to the present day, when the influence of television, advertising and commercial sponsorship has turned the clubs into commercial dynasties and many of the players into millionaires. Illustrated with photographs from the photo library of "The Sporting News", this book includes articles on the notable ball park incidents of the 20th century and features the leading personalities in the game.
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Book Description Hamlyn, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110600575314