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Author McKelvey, G. Richard, 1935-

Title For it's one, two, three, four strikes you're out at the owners' ball game : players versus management in baseball / by G. Richard McKelvey
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2001]


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Description v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The Early Years -- 2. Peace and War -- 3. Baseball Faces Challenges on a Number of Fronts -- 4. The Brewing Storm -- 5. Strike One: 1972 - The "Flood" Gates Are Open -- 6. No Strikes, but Two Close Calls -- 7. Strike Two: 1981 - Fifty Days Without the Game -- 8. Strike Three: 1985 - Out for Two Days -- 9. No Strikes, but Three Collusion Decisions and a Lockout -- 10. Strike Four: 1994 - The Big Out -- 11. Baseball Returns Without a New Basic Agreement -- 12. A 1996 Agreement Brings Labor Peace; Will the Future Bring War?
Summary "Many assume incorrectly that confrontations between baseball's players and management began in the 1960s when the Major League Baseball Players Association started showing their stuff, prompting the owners to form the Player Relations Committee. In February 1968, the two groups then negotiated the game's first Basic Agreement." "Struggles between players and management did not, however, start there - the two groups have had quite a number of clashes since baseball began (as well as since the 1968 agreement)." "This work traces the history of the relationship between players and management from baseball's early years to the turmoil of spring training lockouts instigated by the owners, and player strikes in 1972, 1981, 1985, and 1994. An important agreement in 1996 brought labor peace once again. The future of player-management relations is also discussed."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212) and index
Subject Collective bargaining -- Baseball -- United States.
Industrial relations -- United States.
Strikes and lockouts -- Baseball -- United States.
Baseball players -- Labor unions -- United States.
LC no. 2001041020
ISBN 0786411929 softcover alkaline paper
Other Titles Players versus management in baseball