Baseball Players of the 1950s: A Biographical Dictionary of All 1,560 Major Leaguers

Baseball Players of the 1950s: A Biographical Dictionary of All 1,560 Major Leaguers

by Rich Marazzi
     
 

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The playing and post-playing careers of all 1,560 players who appeared in a major league box score between 1950 and 1959—the "golden age," many say—are profiled in this exhaustive work. From Aaron to Zuverink: this treasure-trove of anecdotes, many gathered from personal interviews, is full of historical facts, controversy, and trivia.

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The playing and post-playing careers of all 1,560 players who appeared in a major league box score between 1950 and 1959—the "golden age," many say—are profiled in this exhaustive work. From Aaron to Zuverink: this treasure-trove of anecdotes, many gathered from personal interviews, is full of historical facts, controversy, and trivia.

Readers will be reminded, that Milwaukee Braves pitcher Humberto Robinson was asked by a gambler to fix a game against the Phillies (he refused), Joe Adcock chased Giants pitcher Ruben Gomez around the field with a bat, Bob Turley reached the top of the corporate ladder after his playing days, Casey Wise became an orthodontist, Bobby Brown became a heart surgeon and president of the AL, and that Chuck Conners became an actor. All of this and much more can be found here.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
amusing anecdotes...you love the game, you gotta have it
ARBA
entries are strong on narratives, stories, and anecdotes...very well done, covers a large number of names not found elsewhere, and is recommended
Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society
difficult to put it down...very fascinating

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786446889
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

SABR member Rich Marazzi is a columnist for Sports Collectors Digest and Baseball Digest. He lives in Ansonia, Connecticut. SABR member Len Fiorito a former columnist for the Old Tyme Baseball News, lives in Seattle, Washington.

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