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Baseball at war

Thomas W. Gilbert

Baseball at war

World War II and the fall of the color line

by Thomas W. Gilbert

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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • African American baseball players -- History -- 20th century,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • About the Edition

    Discusses some of the highlights in the game of professional baseball during the 1940s, including Joe DiMaggio"s hitting streak, the series between the Yankees and the Dodgers, the effects of World War II on the game, and career of Jackie Robinson.

    Edition Notes

    StatementThomas Gilbert.
    SeriesAmerican game
    The Physical Object
    Pagination144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23262647M
    ISBN 100531113302
    LC Control Number96034941
    OCLC/WorldCa35285389

      The Brooklyn-born high school dropout had a wide array of interests and wrote passionately about world history, baseball, the Vietnam War, social upheaval and jazz. Let our news meet your inbox. The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win WWII, was a finalist for the Casey Award for the “Best Baseball Book” of Keene is a recognized voice of America’s surviving major league players who served in the Second World War, and speaks about military baseball to major league baseball.

      As it turns out, the real history of baseball is a little more complicated than the Doubleday legend. References to games resembling baseball in the United States date back to the 18th century. Baseball - Baseball - History: The term base-ball can be dated to , in John Newbery’s children’s book A Little Pretty Pocket-Book. The book has a brief poem and an illustration depicting a game called base-ball. Interestingly, the bases in the illustration are marked by posts instead of the bags and flat home plate now so familiar in the game.

      Book excerpt: The grassroots war over Dodger Stadium that captivated a nation new stadium on a hill that began in is not just a baseball story, but also of three communities that were. In the last twenty years, an avalanche of analytics has taken over the way the game is played, managed, and assessed, but the statistics that drive the sport (metrics like wRC+, FIP, and WAR, just to name a few) read like alphabet soup to a large number of fans who still think batting average, RBIs, and wins are the best barometers for baseball.


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