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National League Franchises: Team Performances Inspire Business Success

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. East Division

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 3-9
    3. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 11-18
    4. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 19-26
    5. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 27-33
    6. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 35-41
  3. Central Division

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 45-51
    3. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 53-59
    4. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 61-67
    5. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 69-75
    6. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 77-83
  4. West Division

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 87-94
    3. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 95-101
    4. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 103-110
    5. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 111-117
    6. Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
      Pages 119-125
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 127-135

About this book

Introduction

This brief analyzes each of the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises in the National League and their past regular-season and postseason records and financial performances while operating as competitive, popular, and profitable or unprofitable enterprises. Using sport-specific information and relevant demographic, economic, and financial data, this brief will highlight when and how well these MLB teams performed and the financial status and significance of their organization as a member of an elite professional baseball league. The brief also investigates the success of teams in terms of wins and losses based on home attendance at their ballparks, market value, and revenue. Furthermore, it compares the history, productivity, and prosperity of the franchises among rivals in their division like the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets in the National League East Division, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds in the Central Division, and Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the West Division. This brief will be on interest to practitioners and scholars who research the sports industry, college and university professors who teach undergraduate and graduate students majoring in sports administration, business, economics and management, and fans of the sport.   

Keywords

National League Franchise Major League Baseball Stadium attendance Baseball ticket sales Baseball revenue Division Rivals

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tega CayUSA

About the authors

Born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1941, Frank Jozsa completed elementary and secondary schools there and then in 1963, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana State College. After serving as a logistics officer for five years in the military, he worked for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan and then Indiana National Bank in Indianapolis, Indiana. In the early-to-mid-1970s, Jozsa earned a Master of Business Administration and then a Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in economics and since the late 1970s, taught classes in economics, statistics, and business administration to undergraduate and graduate students at various American colleges and universities. Besides teaching, he also authored articles, his memoirs, twelve books about the business, economics, and operations of major leagues and their franchises in professional team sports, and also another book on commercialism in college sports programs (SpringerBrief in Economics, 2013). After thirty-five years of full-time teaching, Jozsa retired in 2007 from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title National League Franchises: Team Performances Inspire Business Success
  • Authors Frank Jozsa
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Economics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25993-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-25992-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25993-2
  • Series ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5512
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 135
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Economics
    Economic Policy
    Economic Growth
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