The Kid on the Sandlot : Congress and Professional Sports, 1910-1992 (Paperback)

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As the role and influence of professional sports has increased in American life, so has the relationship between the U.S. Congress and the professional sports world. Since WW II, Congress has held dozens of investigations and debated hundreds of bills on subjects such as organized baseball''s antitrust exemption, the NFL''s television blackout policy, the role of organized crime in professional boxing, the league mergers in professional football and basketball, and franchise relocations.

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Publisher Popular Press
Mfg Part# 9780879726768
SKU 30792804
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0879726768
Release Date 2/9/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
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Annotation A study of the relationship between Congress and professional sports, including testimony from Ty Cobb, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Casey Stengel, Pete Rozelle, Don Shula, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Don King--and Kenneth Keating, Jack Kemp, and Howard Metzenbaum.
Editors Note As the role and influence of professional sports has increased in American life, so has the relationship between the U.S. Congress and the professional sports world. Since WW II, Congress has held dozens of investigations and debated hundreds of bills on subjects such as organized baseball’s antitrust exemption, the NFL’s television blackout policy, the role of organized crime in professional boxing, the league mergers in professional football and basketball, and franchise relocations.     Lowe provides concise, interpretive narrative of Congress’s involvement in professional sports. Testimony is included from such colorful figures as Jackie Robinson, Casey Stengel, Pete Rozelle, Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, and Don King. Leading congressmen and senators are also included.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0190
Publisher Popular Press

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