The Resource For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig with Phil Rogers

For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig with Phil Rogers

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For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball
Title
For the good of the game
Title remainder
the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball
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Bud Selig with Phil Rogers
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eng
Summary
The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide. More than a century old, the game of baseball is resistant to change--owners, managers, players, and fans all hate it. Yet, now more than ever, baseball needs to evolve -- to compete with other professional sports, stay relevant, and remain America's Pastime it must adapt. Perhaps no one knows this better than Bud Selig who, as the head of MLB for more than twenty years, ushered in some of the most important, and controversial, changes in the game's history -- modernizing a sport that had remained unchanged since the 1960s. In this enlightening and surprising book, Selig goes inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball's storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig's career, takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms, and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the frequently messy process involved in transforming an American institution. Featuring an all-star lineup of the biggest names from the last forty years of baseball, Selig recalls the vital games, private moments, and tense conversations he's shared with Hall of Fame players and managers and the contentious calls he's made. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time. As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball's continued transformation -- and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning
Cataloging source
MLSOD
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1934-
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Selig, Bud
Dewey number
796.3576406
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rogers, Phil
  • Goodwin, Doris Kearns
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  • Major League Baseball (Organization)
  • Major League Baseball (Organization)
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
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For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig with Phil Rogers
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062905956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090827288
  • 1820738
  • (OCoLC)on1090827288
  • 1820738
Label
For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig with Phil Rogers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062905956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090827288
  • 1820738
  • (OCoLC)on1090827288
  • 1820738

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