Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Salaries, Strike
Major League Baseball (Organization); Revenue; Wages; Strikes and lockouts; Television broadcasting of sports
In a week when those looking for signs of the end of the world saw Jimmy Johnson leave Dallas and the Gators make the final four, major league baseball also presents a new face. The 1994 season opens with three divisions in each league, producing three divisional champions, plus one wild card team, and an extra tier of playoffs. The compelling force in this change is television, which can only make money on playoffs and the World Series and loses money during the regular season.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Baseball's New Landscape: Playoff Structure" (1994). On Sport and Society. 387.