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Breaking the Slump: Baseball During the Depression

Breaking the Slump: Baseball During the Depression

by Charles Alexander

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The first comprehensive history of baseball during the Great Depression, by the esteemed Charles Alexander. Read about the players, personalities, and political forces that shaped and guided America’s most beloved game, and allowed it to continue to thrive even during some of the country’s darkest days. It is a tribute to our National Pastime that baseball took on even greater importance to millions of Americans while so many suffered through challenges to survive.

Great teams like the Philadelphia A’s and St. Louis’s Gas House Gang are covered, as well as superstars like Lou Gehrig and Lefty Grove, the departure of Babe Ruth and arrival of Joe DiMaggio. The era also included some of the greatest offensive seasons ever as well as the most exciting World Series.

As with all his histories, Alexander captures both the flavor of the game and the times about which he writes; the result is both informative and highly entertaining. Winner of SABR’s prestigious Seymour Medal in 2003, recognizing the year’s best book of baseball history or biography.

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BN ID: 2940152546330
Publisher: Summer Game Books
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 922,967
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charles Alexander is former Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Ohio University. He is author of some of the most highly regarded baseball histories ever written, including the classics COBB and JOHN MCGRAW.

BREAKING THE SLUMP was awarded the Seymour Medal by the Society for American Baseball Research. In 2011 Alexander received the Henry Chadwick Award from the Society for American Baseball Research for excellence in historical baseball research and writing.

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