Baseball's Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Sensational Series, and More

Baseball's Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Sensational Series, and More

by George Castle


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The first book in the GAME CHANGERS sports series answers the questions: What were the 50 most revolutionary personalities, rules, pieces of equipment, controversies, organizational changes, radio and television advancements, and more in the history National Pastime? And how, exactly, did they forever change the game? Baseball’s Game Changers offers fascinating, detailed explanations along with a ranking system from 1 to 50 that is sure to inspire debate among baseball aficionados. Ranging from each sport’s beginnings to today and tackling on-the-field and off-the-field developments, the Game Changers series offers a history of each sport through their turning-points and innovations. Full-color, and including 60 photos plus pull-outs and sidebars, books within the Game Changers series are important and entertaining additions to every sports fan’s library.

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ISBN-13: 9781493019465
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2016
Series: Game Changers Series , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,211,636
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

George Castle has covered Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago White Sox since 1980 for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Times of Northwest Indiana. An author of eleven books, he hosted and produced a weekly syndicated baseball show, Diamond Gems, for 17 years and is now historian for the Chicago Baseball Museum. Castle has become a multimedia purveyor of baseball inside information and analysis, using a network of close clubhouse and front-office relationships to continually produce scoops and informative pieces that outflank other media. Castle has also appeared on a wide variety of network radio—including ESPN, Sporting News, and Sirius—and local sports-talk radio programs.He lives in Chicago.

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