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The Resource The game must go on : Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the great days of baseball on the home front in WWII, John Klima

The game must go on : Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the great days of baseball on the home front in WWII, John Klima

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The game must go on : Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the great days of baseball on the home front in WWII
Title
The game must go on
Title remainder
Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the great days of baseball on the home front in WWII
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John Klima
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early days of WWII, President Roosevelt was faced with a difficult decision: stop all of professional baseball for the good of victory or lose a vital part of morale. Roosevelt's answer saved baseball for generations to come. He decided that THE GAME MUST GO ON. This is the story of American baseball during WWII, both the players who left to join the war effort, and the struggle to keep the game going on the home front. Many of the top players of the time left to join the war effort, such as Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Warren Spahn. However, no player symbolized the departing pro more than Hank Greenberg, one of the great power hitters of his time who joined the Army in 1941. Taking their place were replacement players who didn't belong in the majors in the first place, but who were resolved to keep the game going. Pete Gray was the most extreme of them all - a one-armed outfielder who played with the Browns. He overcame the odds and became a shining example of baseball on the home front. John Klima, former national baseball columnist for The Los Angeles Daily News, brings us this meticulously researched story and drops us straight into the action of WWII and classic American baseball. Culminating in the 1945 pennant race when Greenberg and Gray played each other, Klima shows us how baseball helped America win the war, and how baseball was shaped into the game it is today"--
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Title
The game must go on
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Summary
Greenberg was the top slugger in the game when he joined the Army in 1941 and did not return to the majors until mid-1945. He represented the star player gone to war - players such as Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Warren Spahn and other legends who sacrificed large parts of their careers for the war effort. Taking their place were replacement players who didn't belong in the majors in the first place, but whose resolve to see the game go on helped push the country to victory. Pete Gray was the most extreme replacement player of them all - a one-armed outfielder who played the 1945 season with the Browns. He overcame the odds to fulfill his dream and in doing so became a shining example of baseball on the home front
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Genre
Story line
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10416306
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357/6409044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863.A1
LC item number
K64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray and the great days of baseball on the homefront, 1941-1945
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Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray and the great days of baseball on the homefront, 1941-1945
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John Klima
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Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray and the great days of baseball on the homefront
The game must go on : Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the great days of baseball on the home front in WWII, John Klima
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The game must go on : Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the great days of baseball on the home front in WWII, John Klima
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn904942472
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 418 pages, 8 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250064790
Lccn
2015006040
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illustrations

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