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National Pastime [electronic resource]: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer

Stefan Szymanski, Andrew Zimbalist
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2005.
Language
English
ISBN
0815782586 (cloth : alk. paper)
Summary
"Examines, from an economic perspective, how the different traditions of soccer and baseball have shaped the possibilities for their commercial organization and exploitation, and considers how each sport might learn from the other's experiences to develop meaningful reforms"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction, the fields of play
  • The origins of baseball and soccer leagues
  • How soccer spread around the world when baseball didn't
  • Pay for play : the development of the baseball and soccer labor markets
  • Fans, franchises, and financial failure : why baseball clubs make money and soccer clubs don't
  • Watching the money : baseball and soccer broadcasting
  • Uncertain prospects : creating competitive balance
  • Crossing cultures and learning lessons : what Americans need to know about world soccer and the world needs to know about American baseball.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-243) and index.
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