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Author Szymanski, Stefan, 1960-

Title National pastime [electronic resource] : how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer / Stefan Szymanski, Andrew Zimbalist.

Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xiv, 263 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-243) and index.
Contents Introduction, the fields of play -- The origins of baseball and soccer leagues -- How soccer spread around the world when baseball didn't -- Pay for play : the development of the baseball and soccer labor markets -- Fans, franchises, and financial failure : why baseball clubs make money and soccer clubs don't -- Watching the money : baseball and soccer broadcasting -- Uncertain prospects : creating competitive balance -- Crossing cultures and learning lessons : what Americans need to know about world soccer and the world needs to know about American baseball.
Summary "Examines, from an economic perspective, how the different traditions of soccer and baseball have shaped the possibilites for their commercial organization and exploitation, and considers how each sport might learn from the other's experiences to develop meaningful reforms"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author Zimbalist, Andrew S.
ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Professional sports -- Economic aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Baseball -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Soccer -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0815782608
0815782586 (cloth : alk. paper)