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Hardball on the Home Front: Major League Replacement Players of World War II

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Hardball on the Home Front: Major League Replacement Players of World War II - Cleve, Craig Allen
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More than 5000 major and minor league baseball players left the baseball diamond to serve in the military during World War II, but President Roosevelt insisted that baseball still be played to boost the country's morale. More than 400 replacement players made their major league debuts between 1943 and 1945, among them Sal Maglie, Andy Pafko, Red Schoendienst and Stan Musial. The author of this book points out that the true story of wartime baseball rests mostly with the players whose careers were not so well remembered or ...

Hardball on the Home Front: Major League Replacement Players of World War II 2004, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786418978

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