Paperback Book Details
- 450 Pages
- Illustrated in B&W
- Released: November 30, 2009
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Description by OLDIES.com:
The playing and post-playing careers of all 1,560 players who appeared in a major league box score between 1950 and 1959 - the "golden age," many say - are profiled in this exhaustive work. From Aaron to Zuverink: this treasure-trove of anecdotes, many gathered from personal interviews, are full of historical facts, controversy, and trivia.
For example, readers will learn, or be reminded, that Humberto Robinson, a Milwaukee Braves pitcher, was approached by a gambler and asked to fix a game against the Phillies, that Joe Adcock chased Giants pitcher Ruben Gomez with a bat around the field, Bob Turley reached the top of the corporate ladder after his playing days, Casey Wise became an orthodontist, Bobby Brown became a heart surgeon and president of the AL, and that Chuck Conners became an actor. All of this and much more can be found here.