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The St. Louis Cardinals in the 1940s

Author: Mel R Freese
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The history of the Cardinals during the 1940s, while war and integration altered the game. Covering each season with description, statistics and analysis. Wartime changes: loss of Branch Rickey; death of Judge Landis; the Pacific Coast League's demand for major league status; first attempt at a players' union; attempts to thwart integration. Individual hitting and pitching statistics"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mel R Freese
ISBN: 9780786426447 0786426446
OCLC Number: 74964605
Description: ix, 296 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Beginning of the forgotten dynasty --
1941 almost number one --
1942 the Cardinal's victory garden --
1943 Cards run away and hide --
1944 almost a new record --
1945 cubbyholed --
1946 when Johnny comes marching home --
1947 injuries and illness --
1948 the great season --
1949 one week too long.
Responsibility: Mel R. Freese.
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Though very few teams can accurately be called dynasties, the 1940s Cardinals certainly made a strong case. This is the history of the Cardinals during the 1940s. Chapters follow the Cards  Read more...

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"congratulations to the author and to McFarland for providing a wonderful historical resource for the baseball fans today"--1190kex.com.

 
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