Major League Baseball Players of the 1970s

A Biographical Dictionary from Aase to Zisk


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About the Book

In the 1970s, after a decade of stagnant fan interest that seemed to signal the demise of Major League Baseball, the game saw growth and change. In 1972, the players became the first in professional sports to go on strike. Four years later, contractual changes allowed those with six years in the majors to become free agents, leading to an unprecedented increase in salaries. Developments in the play of the game included new ballparks with faster fields and artificial turf, and the introduction of the designated hitter in 1973. Eminent personalities emerged from the dugout, including many African Americans and Latinos. Focusing on the stars who debuted from 1970 through 1979, this book covers the highs and lows of more than 1,300 players who gave fans the most exciting decade baseball has ever seen.

About the Author(s)

Bill Ballew is the author of several other sports books. He lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Bill Ballew

Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 595
Bibliographic Info: 62 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2095-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4654-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
The Dictionary  3
Bibliography  579
Index  581