The Age of Ruth and Landis: The Economics of Baseball during the Roaring Twenties

Publication Year:
2018
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.uni.edu/facbook/444
DOI:
10.2307/j.ctv8j6ph
ISBN:
9781496205735; 9780803296824
Author(s):
David George Surdam; Michael J. Haupert
Publisher(s):
JSTOR; University of Nebraska Press
Tags:
Baseball -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Baseball players -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century; Baseball team owners -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
book description
As the 1919 World Series scandal simmered throughout the 1920 season, tight pennant races drove attendance to new peaks and presaged a decade of general prosperity for baseball. Babe Ruth shattered his own home-run record and, buoyed by a booming economy, professional sports enjoyed what sportswriters termed a “Golden Age of Sports.” -- Provided by publisher