When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946

When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946

by Frederick Turner
     
 

In the aftermath of global conflict, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. Had stars such as Hank Greenberg and Bill Dickey seen their careers ended by their service? How would wartime players like Hal Newhouser and Dick Wakefield fare against

Overview

In the aftermath of global conflict, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. Had stars such as Hank Greenberg and Bill Dickey seen their careers ended by their service? How would wartime players like Hal Newhouser and Dick Wakefield fare against returning veterans? And would Bob Feller, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio still perform as they had before they went to war? Those questions would be answered as the season unfolded-a dramatic season that included challenges to baseball's traditional status from the rival Mexican league; Jackie Robinson's signing by the Brooklyn Dodgers; a pennant race in the National League that ended in the first tie in history; and a World Series culminated in the seventh game by Enos Slaughter's legendary dash from first to home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830003693
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
290

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