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Becoming Big League: Seattle, the Pilots, and Stadium Politics

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Becoming Big League is the story of Seattle's relationship with major league baseball from the 1962 World's Fair to the completion of the Kingdome in 1976 and beyond. Bill Mullins focuses on the acquisition and loss, after only one year, of the Seattle Pilots and documents their on-the-field exploits in lively play-by-play sections.

The Pilots' underfunded ownership, led by Seattle's Dewey and Max Soriano and William Daley of Cleveland, struggled to make the team a success. They were savvy baseball men, but they made mistakes and wrangled with the city. By the end of the first season, the team was in bankruptcy. The Pilots were sold to a contingent from Milwaukee led by Bud Selig, who moved the franchise to Wisconsin and rechristened the team the Brewers.

Becoming Big League describes the character of Seattle in the 1960s and 1970s, explains how the operation of a major league baseball franchise fits into the life of a city, charts Seattle's long history of fraught stadium politics, and examines the business of baseball.

Bill Mullins received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is professor emeritus of history at Oklahoma Baptist University. He lives in Federal Way, Washington.

"Becoming Big League is written with a verve and wit that makes the most of all the engaging and/or exasperating characters involved." -Carl Abbott, Portland State University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295992525
Subtitle:
Seattle, the Pilots, and Stadium Politics
Author:
Mullins, William H.
Author:
Mullins, Bill
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Western History
Subject:
Sports -- History.
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Publication Date:
20130408
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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