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(Balls and Strikes: The Money Game in Professional Baseball.pdf) Impressively researched and well written this valuable study by a business professor at the Universiy of North Florida traces the erosion of the reserve clause and the rise of arbitration in salary disputes examining the participants in negotiations players owners managers agents even commissoners and showing the stake each has in the money game Many striking points are made i e there is no discrimination in salaries of minority players and there is little relationship between pay and performance i Publishers Weekly i br br br br Jennings gives a detailed account of collective bargaining in baseball during the last years leading up to the owners lockout this year He discusses the participants on both sides and how disunity among the club owners has contributed to the union s ability to achieve large bargaining gains He also deals with salary arbitration and how it has been used to settle pay disputes noting that it can resemble a high stakes crapshoot that leaves management incapable of controlling a team s payroll costs For aficionados of the sport this book provides clarifying insight into the complicated issues of baseball s labor relations and offers fascinating anecdotes and a shrewd commentary on the diverse and colorful personalities involved br br i New York Times Book Review i br br br br Kenneth M Jennings examines union management relations in professional baseball bringing together all the information the sports fan needs to follow the issues surrounding player management arbitration in this unique industry Covering the history of collective bargaining action in baseball from to the season this book examines the issues that influence those high profile player management owner negotiations i Balls and Strikes i reveals how in recent years the Major League Baseball Players Association MLBPA has successfully parlayed owner disunity into substantial gains for its members that baseball in a statistical sense surprisingly exhibits little discrimination against black and Hispanic players how there is very little relationship between pay and performance in professional baseball Baseball fans and sports journalists as well as professionals in management and labor relations will find i Balls and Strikes i a fresh and exciting look at America s favorite pastime br br br br i Balls and Strikes i presents the confrontations and relationships between players and management from the perspective of several hundred collective bargaining participants the union and management officials who negotiate the labor agreement and the players who must approve and live with it Kenneth M Jennings derives his perspective from a variety of media sources related biographies autobiographies and articles The result is a highly readable book about owners commissioners agents the media manager player relations player pressures including drug and alcohol problems race and ethnic issues and player mobility and salaries The book discusses the history of collective bargaining action in baseball from to the year Marvin Miller became president of the MLBPA through the s and Miller s successful bargaining efforts into the s and the opening of the season i Balls and Strikes i discusses key participants in the collective bargaining process owners agents the media managers and players and concludes with a look at contemporary industrial relations issues in professional baseball drug and alcohol abuse racial discrimination and the relationship between pay and performanceDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Balls and Strikes: The Money Game in Professional Baseball books for multiple devices.