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by Frederick W. Turner


When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 (1996) focused on the season when Americans such as Joe DiMaggio returned from World War II to the baseball fields; Kirkus said it "could be livelier" but was still of interest.

When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 (1996) focused on the season when Americans such as Joe DiMaggio returned from World War II to the baseball fields; Kirkus said it "could be livelier" but was still of interest.

This book concentrates on the 1946 season but touches on other topics of that time. Frederick W. Turner III, ethnologist. Books by Frederick W. Turner

This book concentrates on the 1946 season but touches on other topics of that time. Baseball Players 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 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. Turner

Frederick W. Turner (sometimes Frederick Turner), born in Chicago in 1937, is an American writer of history .

Frederick W. Turner (sometimes Frederick Turner), born in Chicago in 1937, is an American writer of history, including an acclaimed biography of the naturalist John Muir, and historical novels.

In 1946, with World War II finally over, major league baseball returned full force. Recounts one of baseball's most dramatic seasons, when such players as Bob Feller, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio returned from the war front, the Mexican league rivaled America's, and Jackie Robinson was signed by the Dodgers.

In 1946, major league baseball was a game played by sixteen teams divided into two leagues. But changes were on the horizon, for both baseball, and the country. In those sim-pler days, there were no teams any farther west than the Mississippi. When The Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946, by Frederick Turner, investigates and recreates the 1946 season. In doing so, Turner provides us with insights into some of the factors which would have profound influence on the future of baseball.

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Narrated by Brian Emerson. Drawing on new interviews with many of the players who wrote the season’s history, Frederick Turner brings this historic chapter in American culture to life. You have this audiobook. Listen to your audiobook on Apple (iOS) or Android phones and tablets. Listen with your Kobo App.

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Recounts one of baseball's most dramatic seasons, when such players as Bob Feller, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio returned from the war front, the Mexican league rivaled America's, and Jackie Robinson was signed by the Dodgers.

When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 epub download

ISBN13: 978-0805026450

ISBN: 0805026452

Author: Frederick W. Turner

Category: Sports and Outdoors

Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Language: English

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (June 1, 1996)

Pages: 290 pages

ePUB size: 1216 kb

FB2 size: 1657 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 227

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Kirinaya
This is one of the best baseball books around, coming from a writer who knows his baseball and knows how to write. The anecdotes and the history are steeped in a love of the game, and the period is an essential one in the lore of the sport, filled with colorful characters, great stories, and poignant what-ifs.
Kirinaya
This is one of the best baseball books around, coming from a writer who knows his baseball and knows how to write. The anecdotes and the history are steeped in a love of the game, and the period is an essential one in the lore of the sport, filled with colorful characters, great stories, and poignant what-ifs.
funike
Pretty good book. Covers details of the 'behind the scenes' dramas going on that year...servicemen returning, threatened players' strikes, etc. as well as fair to good coverage of the pennant races.
funike
Pretty good book. Covers details of the 'behind the scenes' dramas going on that year...servicemen returning, threatened players' strikes, etc. as well as fair to good coverage of the pennant races.
Orevise
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JoldGold
Although Mr. Turner can become excessively involved in the day-to-day minutiae of the 1946 baseball season, he does a most credible and entertaining job of not only describing what the national pasttime was like a half-century ago, he fully develops three central themes essential to an understanding of the evolution of baseball since 1946. I found his treatment of African-Americans in the sport, the nascent development of a players' union, and the import of the Mexican League to be excellent. The greatest strength of his book, however, are the vignettes of players whose lives were changed, some positively, others cruelly by their war experiences. These men, especially those who did "not make it," were crafted with great poignancy. I love baseball and found myself compelled by this volume.
JoldGold
Although Mr. Turner can become excessively involved in the day-to-day minutiae of the 1946 baseball season, he does a most credible and entertaining job of not only describing what the national pasttime was like a half-century ago, he fully develops three central themes essential to an understanding of the evolution of baseball since 1946. I found his treatment of African-Americans in the sport, the nascent development of a players' union, and the import of the Mexican League to be excellent. The greatest strength of his book, however, are the vignettes of players whose lives were changed, some positively, others cruelly by their war experiences. These men, especially those who did "not make it," were crafted with great poignancy. I love baseball and found myself compelled by this volume.