The Commissioners: Baseball's Midlife Crisis

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Total Sports, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 296 pages
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In his own unmistakably contrarian voice, Jerome Holtzman, national baseball columnist for The Chicago Tribune, has compiled the first complete history of the commissioners of baseball. With the office of the commissioner of baseball only recently filled, and the sport struggling to rebuild its image, there's never been a better time for an incisive history of the game's power brokers. Legendary figures such as Ford Frick, A. Bartlett Giamatti, Happy Chandler, and Judge Landis are brought to life as Holtzman takes us inside baseball's oval office and traces, in uncensored and lively detail, the dissolution of the commissioners' powers.

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Jerome Holtzman was named the first official historian for Major League Baseball in June 1999 by Commissioner Bud Selig. He's the "dean" of America's baseball Boswells & was the baseball columnist & national baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune from 1981 until 1999. He joined the Tribune in 1981 after 38 years at the Chicago Sun-Times & the Daily Times. A member of baseball's Hall of Fame, he was assigned major league baseball in 1957 & traveled with the Cubs & the White Sox for 28 years, dividing his time equally between the two clubs.

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