The Resource The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy, Filip Bondy, (electronic resource)

The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy, Filip Bondy, (electronic resource)

Label
The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy
Title
The Pine Tar Game
Title remainder
the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy
Statement of responsibility
Filip Bondy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On July 24, 1983, during the finale of a heated four-game series between the dynastic New York Yankees and small-town Kansas City Royals, umpires nullified a go-ahead home run based on an obscure rule, when Yankees manager Billy Martin pointed out an illegal amount of pine tar, the sticky substance used for a better grip, on Royals third baseman George Brett’s bat. Brett wildly charged out of the dugout and chaos ensued. The call temporarily cost the Royals the game, but the decision was eventually overturned, resulting in a resumption of the game several weeks later that created its own hysteria. The Pine Tar Game chronicles this watershed moment, marking a pivot in the sport, when benign cheating tactics, like spitballs, Superball bats, and a couple extra inches of tar on an ash bat, gave way to era of soaring salaries, labor struggles, and rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs. Filip Bondy paints a portrait of the Yankees and Royals of that era, featuring two diametrically opposed owners, in George Steinbrenner and Ewing Kauffman; a host of bad actors and phenomenal athletes; and lots of yelling. Players and club officials like Brett, Goose Gossage, Willie Randolph, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, David Cone, and John Schuerholz offer fresh commentary on the events along with their take on a rivalry that culminated in one of the most iconic baseball tantrums of all time. Rush Limbaugh, employed by the Royals at the time as a promotions director, offers his own insider’s perspective. Through this one fateful game, the ensuing protest, and ultimate fallout, The Pine Tar Game examines a more innocent time in professional sports, as well as the shifting tide that gave us today’s modern iteration of baseball
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bondy, Filip
Dewey number
796.35709747/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863.N72
LC item number
N48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kansas City Royals (Baseball team)
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Pine Tar Game, New York, N.Y., 1983
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
Label
The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy, Filip Bondy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=95DAC0D2-2035-4001-906B-721A2036E041
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Aristocrats and Vandals -- The Renaissance -- The Entrepreneur and the Lady -- The Magnificent Robber Barons -- All The Boss's Men -- A Different Kind of Rivalry -- The Fan -- The Screw Turns -- One Last Kick in the Pants -- The Employee -- Can't Lose 'Em All -- Big Apple Circus -- When the Royals Were Not So Royal -- The Talent and the Temper -- The Game -- The Ninth -- The Rules Nerd -- In the Spirit of the Rules -- The Boss is Burning -- The Resumption -- Post-Pine-Tar Depression -- To the Victors? -- Different Kind of Rivalry -- All Is (Almost) Forgiven
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476777191
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
95dac0d2-2035-4001-906b-721a2036e041
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914166596
Label
The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy, Filip Bondy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=95DAC0D2-2035-4001-906B-721A2036E041
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Aristocrats and Vandals -- The Renaissance -- The Entrepreneur and the Lady -- The Magnificent Robber Barons -- All The Boss's Men -- A Different Kind of Rivalry -- The Fan -- The Screw Turns -- One Last Kick in the Pants -- The Employee -- Can't Lose 'Em All -- Big Apple Circus -- When the Royals Were Not So Royal -- The Talent and the Temper -- The Game -- The Ninth -- The Rules Nerd -- In the Spirit of the Rules -- The Boss is Burning -- The Resumption -- Post-Pine-Tar Depression -- To the Victors? -- Different Kind of Rivalry -- All Is (Almost) Forgiven
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476777191
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
95dac0d2-2035-4001-906b-721a2036e041
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914166596

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