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Author Walker, James R.

Title Center field shot : a history of baseball on television / James R. Walker and Robert V. Bellamy Jr
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 379 pages) : illustrations
Contents The experimental years -- The first seasons of televised baseball -- Team approaches to television in the broadcast era -- Televising the world series -- Origins of the game of the week -- The national television package, 1966-89 -- National broadcasts in the cable era -- The pay television era -- Television as threat, television as savior -- Television and the "death" of the golden age minors -- Baseball, television, Congress, and the law -- Baseball and television synergy -- The announcer in the television age -- Innovations in production practices -- Baseball in the advanced media age
Summary Center Field Shot traces a sometimes contentious but mutually beneficial relationship from the first televised game in 1939 to the new era of Internet broadcasts, satellite radio, and high-definition TV, considered from the perspective of businessmen collecting merchandising fees and advertising rights, franchise owners with ever more money to spend on talent, and broadcasters trying to present a game long considered "unfriendly" to television. Ultimately the association of baseball with television emerges as a reflection ofperhaps even a central feature ofAmerican culture at large
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Television broadcasting of sports -- United States -- History
Baseball -- United States -- History
Television broadcasting of sports
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Bellamy, Robert V.
ISBN 9780803217652