Major League Turbulence

This book PDF is perfect for those who love Sports & Recreation genre, written by Douglas M. Branson and published by McFarland which was released on 27 September 2021 with total hardcover pages 258. You could read this book directly on your devices with pdf, epub and kindle format, check detail and related Major League Turbulence books below.

Major League Turbulence
Author : Douglas M. Branson
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Publisher : McFarland
Language : English
Release Date : 27 September 2021
ISBN : 9781476680583
Pages : 258 pages
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Major League Turbulence by Douglas M. Branson Book PDF Summary

The decades between the late 1960s counterculture and the advent of steroid use in the late 1980s bought tumult to Major League Baseball. Dock Ellis (Pirates, Yankees) and Dick Allen (Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, White Sox) epitomized the era with recreational drug use (Ellis), labor strife (Allen), and the questioning of authority. Both men were Black Power advocates at a time when the movement was growing in baseball. In the 1970s and 1980s, Marvin Miller and the Major League Baseball Players Association fought numerous, mostly victorious battles with MLB and team owners. This book chronicles a turbulent period in baseball, and in American life, that led directly to the performance-enhancing drug era and the dramatically changed nature of the game.

Major League Turbulence

The decades between the late 1960s counterculture and the advent of steroid use in the late 1980s bought tumult to Major League Baseball. Dock Ellis (Pirates, Yankees) and Dick Allen (Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, White Sox) epitomized the era with recreational drug use (Ellis), labor strife (Allen), and the questioning of

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Major League Turbulence

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