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

Author:  Stephen R. Lowe
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0879726768
ISBN-13: 9780879726768
Sku: 30792804
Publish Date: 2/9/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  190
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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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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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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.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0190
Product attributePublisher:   Popular Press
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