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Season of '42: Joe D, Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball's Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War
 
 
Author
Jack Cavanaugh.
Publisher Skyhorse  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9781616087401
Pages/Publication Date 296/2012
Daedalus Item Code 34077
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Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942; World War II was not going well in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. The country was in short supply of ships, planes, submarines, torpedoes, and other war materials, and Uncle Sam needed millions of able-bodied soldiers and factory workers who might otherwise be in the majors. But with the blessing of President Roosevelt, major league baseball played on in 1942, which proved to be an extraordinary year, topped by the brash young St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series. Veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh takes a look at this historic baseball season, how it was shaped by the war, and what it meant to America.

"Pulitzer Prize–nominee Cavanaugh executes a winning double play—intertwining baseball history with progress reports from the front lines of battle, his newest will please sport fans and military buffs alike."—Publishers Weekly

 
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