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A pop-culture history of baseball in the 1970s cites the advent of such practices as free agency, advocated drug use and garish promotional events while describing the contributions of figures ranging from Ted Turner and Hank Aaron to Carlton Fisk and Reggie Jackson.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9781250007247
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Griffin
- Published: June 2012
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Though the 1960s were a time of cultural revolution and change, baseball experienced little in terms of transformation until the 1970s. As the 'Me Decade' progressed, Hank Aaron and Lou Brock set new records; Robert Clemente, Carlton Fisk, and Reggie Jackson astounded fans at the World Series; and more. In 'Big Hair and Plastic Grass,' author Dan Epstein examines the ways in which Major League Baseball was changed by '70s pop culture and counterculture, from the pitcher who threw a no-hitter tripping on LSD to Disco Demolition Night. Filled with insight and revealing anecdotes, this is an informative yet irreverent look at baseball history.
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN-13: 9780312607548
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Published: May 2010