|Title:||Koppetts Concise History of Major League Baseball|
|Format:||azw mobi mbr lit|
|ePUB size:||1948 kb|
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|Publisher:||Temple University Press; 1st Edition edition (September 24, 1998)|
Leonard Koppett takes the reader from baseball's disputed origins all the way to free agency. Reading through this 500+ page book (and they're big pages, trust me) puts all of problems of today's game - rules changes, free agency, threats of strikes, steriods, etc. - in true perspective. I highly recommend it to anyone who considers himself or herself a fan of the game, but a word of warning - don't Koppett's Concise History of Major League Baseball is a sweeping survey of our National Pastime. Leonard Koppett takes the reader from baseball's disputed origins all.
Koppett's Concise History provides an overview and explanation of all the major events and personalities that made baseball America's national game. How baseball as business affects the nature of the game is an issue throughout the book. Whether he is talking about free agency, strike actions, or the policies of different commissioners and owners, Koppett is never afraid to say whose interests are being served. A major portion of each chapter is devoted to Koppett's lively narratives of the shape and significance of each season from 1892 through 1995. On each point, Koppett has.
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Leonard Koppett (September 15, 1923 – June 22, 2003) was an American sportswriter. Born in Moscow, Koppett moved with his family from Russia to the United States when he was five years old. They lived in The Bronx, New York, a block away from Yankee Stadium, sparking his early interest in sports. Best known were his works on baseball: Concise History of Major League Baseball (1998, updated through 2004) and The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball (originally titled A Thinking Man's Guide to Baseball, 1967, renamed for gender neutrality and updated several times through 2004) are considered definitive works on the game. Two weeks prior to his death, Koppett completed his final book, The Rise and Fall of the Press Box, which is part autobiography and part memoir about changes in sports media coverage since World War II when he became a sportswriter.
According to Leonard Koppett, author of Koppett’s Concise History of Major League Baseball, the Red Stockings drew an estimated 200,000 fans playing about 60 games around the country in 1869. In 1870 the Red Stockings played a memorable extra inning game before 20,000 paying customers in New York. The commercial viability of professional baseball was no longer in question. The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players only lasted 5 years – and is not considered a major league by MLB – but several of its teams became the foundation of the National League, established in 1876 and.
In his lively narratives on the shape and significance of each season from baseball's nineteenth-century beginnings to the updated and expanded sections on the last decade, Koppett explains the changes in baseball-the-game and s that forged the major leagues we know today. Each chapter recounts trends, players, and events during different eras; offers succinct seasonal recaps, and summarizes how the.
Len Koppett was an award-winning sportswriter based in New York, NY. He moved from Russia to New York as a boy. He was educated at Columbia University. During a 55-year career, Koppett worked for several papers. His longest stints were 19 years with The Sporting News and 15 years with the New York Times. For the last decade of his life, he wrote strictly freelance pieces
Temple University Press, 1998. The best single-volume history of the game by a Hall of Fame baseball journalist. Referenced in: Baseball In Pennsylvania.
Leonard Koppett's house (former) (Google Maps). One of the most influential sportswriters of the 20th century lived here. Best known were his works on baseball: Concise History of Major League Baseball (1998, updated through 2004) and The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball. Nearby: William Campbell's house.