One Nation Under Baseball|John Florio
One Nation Under Baseball : How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime
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One Nation Under Baseball highlights the intersection between American society and America's pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport--fairness, competition, and mythology--came under scrutiny. John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro examine the events of the era that reshaped the game: the Koufax and Drysdale million-dollar holdout, the encroachment of television on newspaper coverage, the changing perception of ballplayers from mythic figures to overgrown boys, the arrival of the everyman Mets and their free-spirited fans, and the lawsuit brought against team owners by Curt Flood. One Nation Under Baseball brings to life the seminal figures of the era--including Bob Gibson, Marvin Miller, Tom Seaver, and Dick Young--richly portraying their roles during a decade of flux and uncertainty.


  • ISBN-13: 9781496214065
  • ISBN-10: 1496214064
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publish Date: April 2019
  • Dimensions: 9 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
  • Page Count: 270