When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 PDF/EPUB

When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 PDF/EPUB 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 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 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 would happen on an individual nor on a team basis Some were in good shape, while others were not Some had even been wounded But they were all older, and many had not played in 3 or 4 ye 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 would happen on an individual nor on a team basis Some were in good shape, while others were not Some had even been wounded But they were all older, and many had not played in 3 or 4 years.TWO The book discusses some of the beginnings, however feeble, of the players efforts to improve their lot The concept of a union wasn t apparent, but there were some improvements.THREE Jackie Robinson He spent this season, not in the major leagues, but as a member of the Brooklyn Dodger farm team, the Montreal Royals His performance in Montreal was such that few thought he could be denied a chance the following year in the major leagues except for his race 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 Robinson, there are so many interesting stories here, and Turner weaves them together well to chronicle two excellent pennant races and a seven game World Series Excellent history for 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 Robinson, there are so many interesting stories here, and Turner weaves them together well to chronicle two excellent pennant races and a seven game World Series Excellent history for baseball fans

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