December 19 2016

“Frick: Baseball’s Third Commissioner” with John Carvalho

 

"Keep your temper.  A decision made in anger is never sound."

 

Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the "asterisk" next to Roger Maris's record.

 

But his tenure as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes -- television, continued integration, West Coast expansion and labor unrest.  During those 14 years, and 17 more as National League president, he witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who began as a sportswriter.

 

Auburn University professor John Carvalho led our final intimate Clubhouse conversation of 2016.  Listen in...

 

 

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December 5 2016

“Will Big League Baseball Survive” with Lincoln Mitchell

 

In his shrewd analysis -- Will Big League Baseball Survive? -- Lincoln Mitchell asks whether the sport will continue in its current form as a huge, lucrative global business that offers a monopoly in North America and whether those structures are sustainable.

 

Mitchell places baseball in the context of the larger, evolving American and global entertainment sector.  He examines how both changes directly related to baseball -- including youth sports and the increased globalization of the game -- and broader societal trends, such as developments in media consumption and celebrity culture, will impact big league baseball over the next few decades.

 

On the first evening of December, Lincoln Mitchell led our intimate Clubhouse conversation.  Listen in...

 

 

 

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