By Dan Epstein
The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman during this wild pop-culture historical past of baseball's so much colourful and debatable decade
The significant Leagues witnessed extra dramatic tales and adjustments within the ‘70s than in the other period. the yankee pop culture and counterculture collided head-on with the nationwide hobby, rocking the once-conservative recreation to its very foundations. Outspoken gamers embraced loose employer, overtly endorsed drug use, or even swapped better halves. arguable proprietors similar to Charlie Finley, invoice Veeck, and Ted Turner brought Astroturf, prime-time global sequence, garish polyester uniforms, and outlandish promotions akin to Disco Demolition evening. Hank Aaron and Lou Brock set new heights in energy and velocity whereas Reggie Jackson and Carlton Fisk emerged as October heroes and All-Star characters like Mark "The chook" Fidrych grew to become pop icons. For the hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts who grew up in this time, and particularly those that cared simply as a lot approximately Oscar Gamble's afro as they did approximately his general, this e-book serves up a scrumptious, Technicolor journey down reminiscence lane.
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Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s by Dan Epstein