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The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age

Author: Weintraub, Robert

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Format:Paperback

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The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age : In the spring of 1946, Americans were ready to heal. The war was finally over, and as America's fathers and brothers were coming home so too were baseball's greats. Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Joe DiMaggio returned with bats blazing, making the season a true classic that ended in a thrilling seven-game World Series. America also witnessed the beginning of a new era in baseball - it was a year of attendance records, the first year Yankee Stadium held night games, the last year the Green Monster wasn't green, and Jackie Robinson's first year playing in the Brooklyn Dodgers' system.

THE VICTORY SEASON thrillingly recounts these years of baseball and war, including the little-known "world series" that servicemen played in a captured Hitler Youth stadium in the fall of 1945. Robert Weintraub's extensive research and vibrant storytelling enliven the legendary season that embodies what we now think of as the game's golden era. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
Sports & Recreation   Baseball
History & Geography   Military
Social Science   Sociology

ISBN 13:9780316205894
ISBN 10:0316205893
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:460
Size:8.50" l x 5.50" w x 1.50" h
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