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Posted July 5, 2013
Another good book by Weintraub. Tells the story of the first post-WWII season in MLB. The varying experiences of players in the war-some saw combat others never got anywere near it- was interesting, Most of the big stars stsyed out of harm's way and maintained their skills by playing ball in the service. The war cost other lesser players their careers and in a couple of cases their lives.
Excellent account of the 1946 Series between the Cardinals and Red Sox and Slaughters mad dash for the plate in the 7th game. Weintraub relates that Dom Dimaggio's leaving the game with an injury the inning before set it up. Highly recommended for those interested in the history of MLB.
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