Baseball: A Marxist Analysis
This article is from the July/August 2002 issue of Dollars and Sense: The Magazine of Economic Justice available at http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2002/0702primer.html
This article is from the July/August 2002 issue of Dollars & Sense magazine.
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Despite fastballs and double plays, major league baseball games are longer than they used to be. An average game that might have taken two and a half hours in 1978 (when this cartoon first appeared in Radical America magazine) takes around three hours today. Fortunately, players are now compensated fairly for the extra work—the average salary, about $100,000 in 1978, is over $2 million today. The wealthier players once again own their own bats, free and clear.