Baseball and Billions: A Probing Look Inside the Big Business of Our National Pastime

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Basic Books, 1994 - Business & Economics - 298 pages
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Baseball is only a game...a game that is the beneficiary of public subsidies worth tens of millions of dollars annually...where team revenue averages nearly $60 million annually ...where players' salaries average over a million dollars a year. Until now the business of baseball has been run with a degree of secrecy international intelligence agencies would envy. To get the facts about income and operations assembled in this book, Andrew Zimbalist has probed, dug, scraped, and begged for information from owners, players, and politicians. The result is an eye-opening account of greed, abuse of the public trust, and poor management that threaten the future of the game. Yet solutions are within our grasp, Zimbalist maintains.

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Zimbalist has done a dazzling amount of great research, but he writes in a sort of purplish manner. It's not Freakonomics, but if you're a baseball fan, the research is quite interesting. Read full review

Baseball and billions: a probing look inside the big business of our national pastime

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"If I were a rich man,'' sings Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof . Change the words of this catchy tune to "I am a rich man'' and you have the owners and athletes who play catch in Zimbalist's (economics ... Read full review


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