As in: “Regardless, the owners and many within the media repeatedly attempted to paint [Marvin Miller] as a ‘Svengali’ ‘mesmerizing unsophisticated players into following his lead for his own aggrandizement’” (Nathanson, 2012, p.141).
Nathanson, M. (2012). A People’s history of baseball. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
For definitions of Svengali, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
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