The Game Must Go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII

The Game Must Go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII

by John Klima


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250064790
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

JOHN KLIMA is the author of Bushville Wins: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball and Willie's Boys. He was the national baseball columnist for The Los Angeles Daily News and his column writing has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Klima's work has also appeared in The New York Times, Yahoo! Sports, and The Los Angeles Times.

Table of Contents

To the Front: A Note to the Reader vii

Part I The Green Light, 1941

Chapter 1 Good-bye, Hank 3

Chapter 2 Ghost on His Shoulder 15

Chapter 3 Billy and the Kid 28

Chapter 4 War! 38

Chapter 5 The Green Light 50

Part II Over the Hump, 1942-1944

Chapter 6 Earn It 69

Chapter 7 A New Contraption 79

Chapter 8 Bad Check 90

Chapter 9 Billy's War 107

Chapter 10 Too Tall, Too Short, Too Young, Too Old 120

Chapter 11 Plasma for the Soul1 141

Chapter 12 Time for Miracles 152

Chapter 13 Satisfied to Be Alive 171

Chapter 14 Guts of Our Kids 186

Chapter 15 Baseball in the ETO 197

Chapter 16 One Man Short 212

Chapter 17 He Died on the Water 230

Chapter 18 One Arm, One Leg, One Nation 245

Part III Waiting for Hank, 1945

Chapter 19 Long-Lost Hero 261

Chapter 20 Another War Begins 276

Chapter 21 Waiting for Hank 290

Chapter 22 As Large, as Strong, as Powerful 307

Chapter 23 No Singing in the Shower 330

Chapter 24 Take That, You Fuckin' War 342

Chapter 25 The Comeback Kids 356

Chapter 26 The $300,000 Home Run 373

Epilogue: V-Mail 388

Acknowledgments 395

Sources 399

Index 403

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