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The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Player's League

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The Players League, formed in 1890, was a short-lived professional baseball league controlled and owned in part by the players themselves, a response to the National League's salary cap and "reserve rule," which bound players for life to one particular team. Led by John Montgomery Ward, the Players League was a star-studded group that included most of the best players of the National League, who bolted not only to gain control of their wages but also to share ownership of the teams. Lasting only a year, the league impacted both the professional sports and the labor politics of athletes and nonathletes alike. The Great Baseball Revolt is a historic overview of the rise and fall of the Players League, which fielded teams in Boston, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

Condition: Dustjacket shelfworn and slightly rubbed, otherwise very good.

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Author(s):
Ross, Robert B.
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
4to
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0803249411
ISBN-13:
9780803249417
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Title:
The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Player's League

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The Players League, formed in 1890, was a short-lived professional baseball league controlled and owned in part by the players themselves, a response to the National League's salary cap and "reserve rule," which bound players for life to one particular team. Led by John Montgomery Ward, the Players League was a star-studded group that included most of the best players of the National League, who bolted not only to gain control of their wages but also to share ownership of the teams. Lasting only a year, the league impacted both the professional sports and the labor politics of athletes and nonathletes alike. The Great Baseball Revolt is a historic overview of the rise and fall of the Players League, which fielded teams in Boston, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

Condition: Dustjacket shelfworn and slightly rubbed, otherwise very good.

Author(s):
Ross, Robert B.
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
4to
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0803249411
ISBN-13:
9780803249417
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Title:
The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Player's League

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