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Frick*: Baseball's Third Commissioner (Paperback)

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 Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the "asterisk" next to Roger Maris's record. But his tenure as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes--television, continued integration, West Coast expansion and labor unrest. During those 14 years, and 17 more as National League president, he witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who began as a sportswriter. This biography of Frick, whose tenure sparked lively debate about the commissioner's role, provides a detailed narrative of his career and the events and characters of mid-20th century baseball.

About the Author


John P. Carvalho is an associate professor of journalism at Auburn University. He has written extensively on sports media history, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s, and frequently writes about current sports journalism issues.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786495320
ISBN-10: 0786495324
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: November 7th, 2016
Pages: 324
Language: English