Of the Realm an essential tome in understanding the history
From Which Today S Baseball Business Comes When You Talk which today s baseball business comes When you talk a tell all book from the perspective of a baseball executive Commissioner Bowie Kuhn s
Hardball should be considered the ultimate creation of such a curious subject Kuhn s hold no punches should be considered the ultimate creation of such a curious subject Kuhn s hold no punches was elegantly told through the filter of his highly educated and professional background as well as his utmost confidence in nearly every aspect of his career as both a lawyer and professional sports commissioner As I came onto the scene in the post Kuhn era I cannot judge as to how often Bowie was in the right or how often He Re Wrote History In This Autobiography re wrote history in this autobiography I can say that I was convinced of Kuhn s motivations for serving baseball to the best of his abilities along with his line of rationale His moment by moment account of his three election campaigns was phenomenal the reader definitely receives a new look at how stubborn owners can be as well as MLBPA leader Marvin Miller It was thrilling to hear from the other side of the aisle for a change as it showcases how much love respect and professionalism executives have or lack thereof for the sport they are involved Rdball Kuhn reveals how the decisions were made and forthrightly challenges his detractors The commissioner offers many colorful anecdotes and strong opinions about baseball’s greatest legends from Jackie Robinson to Howard Cose. Interesting though a bit obviously one sided I was a preteen when the strike of 1981 took place so my memories or opinions of Mr Kuhn have faded from memory and further my preteen opinions of him are probably worthless Keeping in mind memoirs are generally self serving documents I was aware of this limitation but I didn t really I read it a history bookWhat s fascinating to read about his how Kuhn had to deal I read it as a history bookWhat s fascinating to read about his how Kuhn had to deal some of baseball s colorful owners George Steinbrenner Charles FInley Ted Turner Bill Veeck and their litany of shenanigans Kuhn This book reads just like you would think Bowie Kuhn would talk He came across as pompous and righteous in print and on TV When reading the book I could hear his voice reading the book to me it was so much like you would have thought he would have said and how he acted What the book does is cover a very difficult time in baseball with a lot of transition taking place and many new ideas and ways would be necessary to deal with them Obviously the book was written from his point of view It did come across as self surving and made him look like he was on the right side of history and was always on high ground morally Even with this the book was fas. When Bowie Kuhn became baseball commissioner in 1969 attendance at games was declining labor disputes were flaring and many teams were suffering from poor management and marketing Fifteen years later when Kuhn retired the sport wa.
Bowie K. Kuhn ï 0 reviewCinating and gave a lot of detail and I found it an excellent book His chapter on Charles O Finley was worth reading by itself The infighting by the owners and how they tried to suppress Marvin Miller and the union was also really interesting You could feel the emotion on all sides of controversial problems in this book You would almost think that there was never a peaceful moment in baseball during his tenure If you can work through the self serving nature of the book it really gives you a lot of insight into the problems and how they were resolved for better or worse I highly recommend the book to any baseball fan Kuhn was a self serving pompous jerk But the book is an interesting though pompous and self serving record Of Arguably The Most Important Era In arguably the most important era in history of the game
for a palatable perspective try instead marvin millera palatable perspective try instead Marvin Miller A Whole New Ball Game aka The Wrong Side of History It s fascinating to read this tell most from an era and by a man who genuinely believes the nonsense baseball told itself about itself 40 years ago I m arrogant and can be condescending and I am in awe of Kuhn s skill at both With that said this is like Marvin Miller s autobiography and John Helyar s Lords. S flourishing Kuhn had overseen tumultuous changes issuing from a challenge to the reserve clause the 1981 strike escalated salaries free agency and his controversial rulings on matters ranging from gambling to broadcasting In Ha.