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Baseball's pivotal era, 1945-1951

Author: William Marshall
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.
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With personal interviews of players and owners and with over two decades of research in newspapers and archives, Bill Marshall tells of the players, the pennant races, and the officials who shaped one of the most memorable eras in sports and American history. At the end of World War II, soldiers returning from overseas hungered to resume their love affair with baseball. Spectators still identified with players,  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marshall, William.
Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Marshall
ISBN: 9780813158792 0813158796 1322596654 9781322596655 0813120411 9780813120416
OCLC Number: 900344780
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (528 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1945; 1. Winds of Change; 2. ""No One Is Qualified""; 3. 1945: Season of Hope; The National League Pennant Race; The American League Pennant Race; The 1945 World Series; 1946; 4. The Mexican Baseball Revolution; 5. Murphy Money and More; 6. 1946: Season of Tumult; The National League Pennant Race; The American League Pennant Race; The 1946 World Series; 1947; 7. Durocher Finishes Last; 8. Jackie Robinson's America; 9. 1947: Season of Fury; The American League Pennant Race; The National League Pennant Race. The 1947 World Series1948; 10. Miracle on Lake Erie; 11. Ownership Has Its Privileges; 12. 1948: Indian Summer; The National League Pennant Race; The American League Pennant Race; The 1948 World Series; 1949; 13. Gardella's Folly; 14. A Stepchild in Peril, The Minors; 15. 1949: Pinstripes Prevail; The American League Pennant Race; The National League Pennant Race; The 1949 World Series; 1950; 16. ""Who Were Those Guys?""; 17. The Great Triumvirate and Other Stars; 18. 1950: Year of the Whiz Kids; The American League Pennant Race; The National League Pennant Race; The 1950 World Series; 1951. 19. Chandler's Waterloo20. 1951: ""The Shot Heard 'Round the World""; The American League Pennant Race; The National League Pennant Race; The 1951 World Series; 21. Baseball Then and Now; Notes; Sources; Index.
Responsibility: William Marshall.

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This text tells the story of baseball during Happy Chandler's reign as baseball commissioner. The years just after World War II are seen as a pivotal time in baseball history as players and fans  Read more...

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