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The Lords of the Realm

The Lords of the Realm

  • Title: The Lords of the Realm
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  • ISBN : 9780345465245
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 640 pages


In this fascinating, colorful chronicle based on hundreds of interviews and years of research and digging John Helyar brings to vivid life the extraordinary people and dramatic events that shaped America s favorite pastime, from the dead ball days at the turn of the century through the great strike of 1994 Witness zealous Judge Landis banish eight players, including In this fascinating, colorful chronicle based on hundreds of interviews and years of research and digging John Helyar brings to vivid life the extraordinary people and dramatic events that shaped America s favorite pastime, from the dead ball days at the turn of the century through the great strike of 1994 Witness zealous Judge Landis banish eight players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, after the infamous Black Sox scandal the flamboyant A s owner Charlie Finley wheel and deal his star players, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers, like a deck of cards the hysterical bidding war of coveted free agent Catfish Hunter the chain smoking romantic, A Bartlett Giamatti, locking horns with Pete Rose during his gambling days of summer and much


Author John Helyar




The Lords of the Realm Reviews (31)

  • I read The Lords of the Realm by John Helyar decades ago, it was good then but dated now At the time it was one of the few baseball books with a thorough historical perspective of the business from the genesis of the game through the 1980 s I remember that the chapters covering the late 70 s and 80 [..]

  • A thorough look at the history of MLB s treatment of players and the rise of its union the Player s Association , as far as it goes Lords of the Realm takes a mostly non partisan look at the owner treatment of players and eventual player response to owners as Helyar chronicles decade after decade, y [..]

  • The book takes a long time to get fro the history to the reporting The history, although good, is stale and well known if you ve read any of it before The focus on the Brooklyn Dodgers only makes sense given the author s belief that O Malley was a dominant owner The reporting is much interesting Th [..]

  • This is an incredible book If you are a serious baseball fan and a student of the game as well as the game behind the game , you can t miss out on this book I had heard many of the baseball analysts on ESPN speak highly of Helyar s book and after reading it, I can see why I just wish it went deeper [..]

  • Nothing better has ever been written about the confederacy of dunces that was the owners of Major League Baseball at the dawn of the free agent era An often hilarious picture of hubris and ignorance Find out how people so otherwise smart become so stupid when they buy a baseball team. [..]

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