The Game: Inside The Secret World Of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers

May 17, 2016|
The Game: Inside The Secret World Of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers by Jon Pessah
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The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball''s last twenty years.

In the fall of 1992, America''s National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players'' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game''s very foundation.

It is a tipping point for baseball, a crucial moment in the game''s history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It''s their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a money-making powerhouse that enriches them all.

This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals -- with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more.

Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews throughout baseball, The Game is a stunning achievement: a rigorously reported book and the must-read, fly-on-the-wall, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turns disaster into baseball''s Golden Age.
Jon Pessah was a founding editor of ESPN the Magazine. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, managed the sports departments for Newsday and the Hartford Courant, and edited, wrote, and ran the investigative team for ESPN the Magazine.
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Title:The Game: Inside The Secret World Of Major League Baseball's Power BrokersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:656 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.62 inShipping dimensions:656 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.62 inPublished:May 17, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316185892

ISBN - 13:9780316185899

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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