1939 Baseball s Tipping Point

Baseball has never had a more important year than 1939, when events and people came together to reshape the game like never before.

1939  Baseball s Tipping Point

1939 Baseball s Tipping Point

Baseball has never had a more important year than 1939, when events and people came together to reshape the game like never before. The author explains why that special year proved to be absolutely pivotal for our national pastime and its greatest heroes, as baseball’s golden age met its modern era. Every chapter stands alone as a separate vignette, yet each intertwine to convey baseball’s magic. Expert commentary, eyewitness reports, and candid facts uncovered through years of research illustrate how the role models of 1939 have stood the test of time as authentic heroes. Gehrig, DiMaggio, Williams, Feller, and Paige stand tall as men of remarkable achievement on the field, while events off the field—the grand opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the debut of baseball on television, and the formation of Little League Baseball—solidify 1939’s landmark stature in history.

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1939, Baseball's Tipping Point
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Talmage Boston
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

Baseball has never had a more important year than 1939, when events and people came together to reshape the game like never before. The author explains why that special year proved to be absolutely pivotal for our national pastime and its greatest heroes, as baseball’s golden age met its modern
Of Tribes and Tribulations
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: James E. Odenkirk
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-29 - Publisher: McFarland

Over their first four decades in the American League, the Cleveland Indians were known more for great players than consistently great play. Its rosters filled with all-time greats like Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, Elmer Flick, Tris Speaker, and the ill-fated Addie Joss and Ray Chapman, Cleveland often found itself in
Conspiracy of Silence
Language: en
Pages: 397
Authors: Chris Lamb
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Examines the campaign to desegregate baseball, chronicles the efforts of alternative presses to end baseball' color line, and reveals how differently black and white newspapers, and black and white America, viewed racial equality.
Baseball America
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Donald Honig
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-02-25 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Double No-Hit
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: James W. Johnson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The average pitcher has about a .000645 chance of throwing a no-hitter. In the spring of 1938, Cincinnati Reds rookie pitcher Johnny Vander Meer pitched two, back to back. The feat has never been duplicated, which comes as no surprise to sports professionals and aficionados alike. Decade after decade, in

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