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National pastime: how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer

Author: Szymanski, Stefan ; Zimbalist, AndrewPublisher: Brookings Institution Press, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 263 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0815782594Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HC2000 .L4 S99 2006
(Browse shelf)
Available 001179088
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Includes bibliographical references and index


National Pastime How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer Contents Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface to the First Edition vii xi 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Notes Index Introduction The Fields of Play The Origins of Baseball and Soccer Leagues How Soccer Spread around the World When Baseball Didn't Pay for Play 12 48 84 The Development of the Baseball and Soccer Labor Markets Fans, Franchises, and Financial Failure 116 Why Baseball Clubs Make Money and Soccer Clubs Don't Watching the Money 146 Baseball and Soccer Broadcasting Uncertain Prospects 170 Creating Competitive Balance Crossing Cultures and Learning Lessons 195 What Americans Need to Know about World Soccer and the World Needs to Know about American Baseball 217 245

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