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The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth...

The triumphant story of baseball and America after World War IIIn 1945 Major League Baseball had become a ghost of itself. Parks were half empty, the balls were made with fake rubber, and mediocre replacements roamed the fields, as hundreds of players, including the game's biggest stars, were serving abroad, devoted to unconditional Allied victory in World War II.But by the spring of 1946, the country was ready to heal. The war was finally over, and as America's fathers and brothers were coming home, so too were the sport'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 between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. 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...
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ISBN: 0316205915
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Manufacturer: Little, Brown and Company
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 464
US Salesrank: 19188
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