Baseball: A History of America’s Game (Illinois History of Sports)

In this third edition of his lively history of America's game–widely recognized as the best of its kind–Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters.… Read the rest

In this third edition of his lively history of America's game–widely recognized as the best of its kind–Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters.… Read the rest