‘Big Hair & Plastic Grass’ Book Review

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on July 15, 2012

Big Hair and Plastic Grass
By Dan Epstein
Softcover, 340 pages ($15.99)

Newly released in a softcover edition, this rollicking 2010 retrospective, subtitled “A funky ride through baseball and America in the swinging ’70s,” looks at how the era’s explosion of pop culture, counter culture and sports culture created often spectacular fireworks on the baseball playing field. Fans will love the inside look at the game during the reign of superstars Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose, but even more pedestrian readers will dig the groovy details on a decade of wacky promotions, colorful polyester uniforms, artificial turf and players who suddenly felt liberated to strut their individual styles.  

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