Baseball’s Game Changers focuses on 50 items that changed the game of baseball whether it be players, rules, breaking of rules, etc. The author has ranked them by how they have altered the game. Some of the people featured are Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. Other game changers is Television contracts and of course the book wouldn’t be complete without talking about all the steroid scandals as well. Some of the changes were for the better of the game and others were not. I think that any baseball fan would enjoy reading this book and seeing how the authors list matches up with their own!
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About the Book
The first book in the new Lyons Press 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 30 photos plus pull-outs and sidebars, books within the Game Changers series are important and entertaining additions to every sports fan’s library.
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.