In this fourth edition, Benjamin G. Rader updates the text with a portrait of baseball's new order. He charts an on-the-field game transformed by analytics, an influx of Latino and Asian players, and a generation of players groomed for brute power both on the mound and at the plate. He also analyzes the behind-the-scenes revolution that brought in billions of dollars from a synergy of marketing and branding prowess, visionary media development, and fan-friendly ballparks abuzz with nonstop entertainment. The result is an entertaining and comprehensive tour of a game that, whatever its changes, always reflects American society and culture.
- ISBN-13: 9780252083747
- ISBN-10: 0252083741
- Publisher: University of Illinois Press
- Publish Date: October 2018
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.19 pounds
- Page Count: 320