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The team that forever changed baseball and America : the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers

Author: Lyle Spatz; Society for American Baseball Research.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press ; [Phoenix, Ariz.] : Society for American Baseball Research, ©2012.
Series: Memorable teams in baseball history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers in contextualized biographies of the players, managers, and everyone else important to the team.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Branch Rickey; Branch Rickey; Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson; Branch Rickey
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle Spatz; Society for American Baseball Research.
ISBN: 9780803239920 0803239920
OCLC Number: 751249871
Notes: "Biographies contributed by the Society for American Baseball Research"--Cover.
Description: x, 380 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: How the 1947 team was built / Lyle Spatz --
Spring training in Havana / Irv Goldfarb --
Jackie Robinson / Rick Swaine --
Branch Rickey / Andy McCue --
Leo Durocher / Jeffrey Marlett --
Kirby Higbe / Ralph Berger --
Bobby Bragan / David L. Fleitz and Maurice Bouchard --
Dixie Walker / Lyle Spatz --
Carl Furillo / John T. Saccoman --
The suspension of Leo Durocher / Jeffrey Marlett --
Branch Rickey and the mainstream press / Joe Marren --
Timeline, April 15-April 30 / Lyle Spatz --
Ebbets Field, 1947 / Bob McGee --
Jackie Robinson's first game / Lyle Spatz --
Clyde Sukeforth / James L. Ray --
Burt Shotton / Rob Edelman --
Ray Blades / Russell Wolinsky --
Spider Jorgensen / William H. Johnson --
Hal Gregg / James L. Ray --
Timeline, May 1-May 20 / Lyle Spatz --
Hank Behrman / Rob Edelman --
Rube Melton / Jack V. Morris --
Jackie Robinson and the Jews / Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert --
Timeline, May 21-June 15 / Lyle Spatz --
Gene Hermanski / Robert H. Schaefer --
Hugh Casey / Russell Wolinsky --
Rex Barney / Don Harrison --
Tommy Brown / C. Paul Rogers III --
Harry Taylor / Adam J. Ulrey --
Timeline, June 16-June 29 / Lyle Spatz --
Ed Chandler / James L. Ray --
Marv Rackley / Rob Neyer --
Gil Hodges / John T. Saccoman --
George Dockins / Russell Wolinsky --
Eddie Stanky / Alex Edelman --
Timeline, June 30-July 14 / Lyle Spatz --
Arky Vaughan / Ralph C. Moses --
Duke Snider / Warren Jacobs --
Ralph Branca / Paul Hirsch --
Clyde King / James L. Ray --
Jake Pitler / Stanley H. Bard --
Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 All-Star Game / Lyle Spatz --
Timeline, July 15-July 31 / Lyle Spatz --
Pee Wee Reese / Rob Edelman --
Bruce Edwards / Ralph Berger --
The protested game of July 20, 1947 / David W. Smith --
Joe Hatten / Joseph Wancho --
Timeline, August 1-August 17 / Lyle Spatz --
Howie Schultz / Stew Thornley --
Pete Reiser / Mark Stewart --
Tommy Tatum / Dan Mullen --
Timeline, August 18-August 31 / Lyle Spatz --
Eddie Miksis / Peter M. Gordon --
Stan Rojek / Edward W. Veit --
Dan Bankhead / Rory Costello --
Timeline, September 1-September 19 / Lyle Spatz --
Phil Haugstad / Bob Buege --
Don Lund / Jerry Nechal --
Vic Lombardi / Lawrence Baldassaro --
Jack Banta / Jimmy Keenan --
Johnny Van Cuyk / David Greisen --
Timeline, September 20-September 28 / Lyle Spatz --
Willie Ramsdell / John Harry Stahl --
Dick Whitman / Ted D. Smith --
Erv Palica / Mark Stewart --
Ed Stevens / Jim Kreuz --
Walter O'Malley / Andy McCue --
John L. Smith / Andy McCue --
Red Barber / Warren Corbett --
Connie Desmond / Rob Edelman --
Advertising and the Dodgers in 1947 / Roberta J. Newman --
The 1947 World Series / Tom Hawthorn --
Al Gionfriddo / Rory Costello --
Cookie Lavagetto / Mathew Sisson --
Al Gionfriddo's memorable Game Six catch / Rory Costello --
Lavagetto ends Bevens's no-hit attempt / Joe Dittmar --
Most Valuable Player Award / Lyle Spatz --
Rookie of the Year Award / Lyle Spatz --
Cy Young Award / Lyle Spatz --
Dodgers attendance in 1947 / John Pastier --
Ownership issues in Brooklyn / Andy McCue.
Series Title: Memorable teams in baseball history.
Responsibility: edited by Lyle Spatz.

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