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The Continental League: A Personal History

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Long before there was Moneyball, a group of investors led by baseball legend Branch Rickey proposed a new economic model for baseball. Based on an innovative approach to evaluating and developing talent, the Continental League was the last serious attempt to form a third Major League. The leagueand#8217;s brief history affords a glimpse of any number of missed chances for Americaand#8217;s game.

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As one of the original Continental Leaguers, historian Russell D. Buhite isand#8212;literallyand#8212;talking and#8220;inside baseballand#8221; when he describes what happened in 1959 and 1960. Part memoir, part history, his account of the origin, development, and eventual undoing of the Continental League explores the organizationand#8217;s collective corporate structure as well as its significant role in building a thriving Minor League and forcing expansion on Major League Baseball. Buhite captures a lost era in baseball history and examines its lasting impact on the game.

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About the Author

Russell D. Buhite is professor emeritus of history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the author of several books, including Douglas MacArthur: Statecraft and Stagecraft in Americaand#8217;s East Asian Policy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803271906
Author:
Buhite, Russell D.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 photographs
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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