The New Boys Of Summer

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The New Boys of Summer: Baseball's Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties


The decade of the 1960s was one of the most turbulent in our nation's history.  By the end of that period, baseball too had been swept up in the dynamics of that most turbulent decade, and extreme changes highlighted a remaking of the  national pastime.  Expansion in the National and American Leagues and the creation of new divisions, a change in leadership in the commissioner's office, and updates to some key components of the playing rules were among the features that set baseball on a path toward a new modern era.  Learn how these elements worked in concert with and were affected by other cultural aspects as baseball moved into the 1970s.