The national passetime

Newman, Bruce
November 1992
Sports Illustrated;11/2/92, Vol. 77 Issue 19, p13
Reports on the decline of viewers of professional baseball. Low ratings of the 1992 World Series; CBS writes off a $500 million loss; The ESPN buyout; Huge decrease in the rights fees for future contracts; Nothing special about baseball anymore; Enormous effect on player payrolls; Position of club owners; Statement from the CBS Broadcast Group.


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