Free ePUB When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 Author Frederick W. Turner – Vansonphu.com

When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 As the entire world struggled to put its affairs back in order in the aftermath global conflict, few events in the US were so eagerly awaited as baseball s sring training Drawing on interviews with many of the players who wrote the season s history, Turner offers readers the story of baseball s return after World War IIphotos drawings


10 thoughts on “When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946

  1. Bob Battle Bob Battle says:

    1946 was a momentous year for baseball, the USA the world This book concentrates on the 1946 season but touches on other topics of that time.BaseballPlayers who had been away from Major League Baseball for up to four years try to pick up where they left off Some find that their skill levels because of age, wartime injuries or their passion for the game have left them unable to compete.Mexican millionaire Jorge Pasquel creates an independent league that he wants to stock with ML players and b 1946 was a momentous year for baseball, the USA the world This book concentrates on the 1946 season but touches on other topics of that time.BaseballPlayers who had been away from Major League Baseball for up to four years try to pick up where they left off Some find that their skill levels because of age, wartime injuries or their passion for the game have left them unable to compete.Mexican millionaire Jorge Pasquel creates an independent league that he wants to stock with ML players and begins throwing megamoney for the era around and threatened the pay structure of baseball.Jackie Robinson and several other blacks are signed by Branch Rickey that leads to integration in 1947.Union organizer Bob Murphy approaches players to form a guild He failed but caused enough stir to force owners to create a minimum yearly salary 5,000 , a player pension 1,200 yr and other concessions.A scintillating NL pennant race that ends in a tie 1st ever playoff.World Series goes to a 7th game that s decided by Enos Country Slaughter scoring from 1st on a single by Harry The Hat Walker The winning pitcher was Harry The Cat Brecheen who pitched two innings of relief after throwing a complete game the day before


  2. james james says:

    As the title indicates, this is a book about the 1946 baseball season What s so special about that season, you may well ask There were 3 reasons to write such a book ONE This was the first season in which all major league players who had served in the military during World War II returned No one knew what


  3. Joe Joe says:

    A highly readable history of baseball in 1946 What made 1946 memorable Well, the return of the majority of players from World War II, some of whom weren t the same, some of whom were, and all of whom had to re establish their place in the national game From Ted Williams to Harry Breechen to minor leaguer Jackie Ro


  4. Fausto Betances Fausto Betances says:

    Interesting insight into baseball s return to normality after WWII It provides an invaluable insight into the ordeal lived by some, and the greatness of others Musial, Williams, DiMaggio that even a major war could not deter Great


  5. Don Don says:

    You really need to love baseball to enjoy this book I like the sport, but it just did not pull me in Until the series games at the end.


  6. Ronald Ronald says:

    read SOMETIME in 1998


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