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Major League Baseball Organizations

Team Performances and Financial Consequences

Frank P. Jozsa Jr.

The book discusses historical and financial information about the 30 major league franchises. Each chapter contains two core themes—Team Performances and Franchise Business. The former highlights which and how teams won division and league championships and World Series while the latter lists and compares financial data including their revenue, gate receipts, and operating income and describes interesting business topics. Each chapter also provides an overview of when each franchise organized and why it joined MLB, a brief profile of its current majority owner or ownership group, records of teams’ special coaches and players, attendances at home games, and how their ballparks rank as a venue for fans.
Baseball Business explains why particular teams located in large, midsized, or small markets win more games and titles than others and when and how frequently that occurs. Furthermore, it provides ways to compare franchises’ financial success individually, by division, and by league. By linking and comparing the historical performances of MLB teams to financial information about them as business organizations, this book offers a unique contribution to the literature on the sports industry.
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Lexington Books
Pages: 286Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4985-4278-4 • Hardback • October 2016 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
978-1-4985-4279-1 • eBook • October 2016 • $90.00 • (£60.00)
Frank P. Jozsa Jr. is a retired professor of economics and business administration from Pfeiffer University.
1 East Division
2 Central Division
3 West Division
4 East Division
5 Central Division
6 West Division
Frank Jozsa provides an interesting format in his description of each of the current major league baseball franchises. Baseball fans will enjoy his analysis of each team as he gives information and data regarding the team’s history, performance, owner, ballpark, fan cost, financial status, and business relations.
Gary Stone, Winthrop University

League comparisons and team histories are merged with factors that influence franchise financial success resulting in a must-read for business experts and fans who want a broader understanding of the current status of our American pastime. Highly recommended.
Laddie Sula, Loras College