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Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II [NOOK Book]

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"A thoroughly diverting and occasionally surprising exploration of a slice of baseball history heretofore largely ignored . . . marvelously informative and fun to read." — Sports Illustrated
"Mr. Mead describes the Browns and baseball's war years with wit and irony." — The New York Times
"In this delightful rambling history, the author sees wartime baseball in its unique social context." — Time
Now known as the Baltimore Orioles, the bumbling St. Louis Browns won their only American League pennant in 1944 — ...
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Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II

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Overview


"A thoroughly diverting and occasionally surprising exploration of a slice of baseball history heretofore largely ignored . . . marvelously informative and fun to read." — Sports Illustrated
"Mr. Mead describes the Browns and baseball's war years with wit and irony." — The New York Times
"In this delightful rambling history, the author sees wartime baseball in its unique social context." — Time
Now known as the Baltimore Orioles, the bumbling St. Louis Browns won their only American League pennant in 1944 — during an era when the game's brightest stars were in the military. This lighthearted look at America's Pastime during World War II recalls charity games, cigarette drives, and the Browns themselves, a team stocked with a one-armed outfielder and other unlikely players. A joy to read, this trip through baseball's past was written by William B. Mead, a veteran Washington journalist and author of several other baseball books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486145372
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/20/2012
  • Series: Dover Baseball
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 728,457
  • File size: 544 KB

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Baseball Wins the War
2. The Browns Break Water
3. Hammerin' Hank and Losing Pitcher: Baseball's Peacetime Soldiers
4. Pearl Harbor
5. Branch Rickey: Championships on the Cheap
6. The Browns Become Beggars
7. Hardships on the Home Front
8. Sergeant DiMaggio and Other Baseball Patriots
9. The 1943 Runaways
10. Patching a Brown Purse with Sow's Ears
11. That Glorious 1944 Season
12. Winning for Dear Old Navy
13. The Halt, the Lame, and the One-Armed Outfielder
14. 1945: Neither Team Can Win
Index

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