When union officials wanted to testify about the data, a major league executive told them baseball would take legal action against them if they did.
The next season, baseball took the vote away from the fans - giving it to the players - and did not change back until 1970.
There are steps baseball can take, he added, beginning with management's treatment of the players.
As a son, I saw baseball take my father away a lot.
In fact, for many years now baseball has taken a back seat to hockey in Philadelphia.
Until baseball takes a stand against these serious problems, the fans will continue to root for Rose.
It makes sense that baseball would take to the Internet so pervasively.
By 1900 baseball had taken over the American scene and created its independent mythology.
For three days, Ventura and baseball took a break from each other.
"There is help to be had," he said, "and I just hope baseball will take an aggressive stance."