Baseball Baseball Players of The 1950s: A Biographical Dictionary of All 1,560 Major Leaguers

Baseball - Baseball Players of The 1950s: A
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  • 450 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in B&W
  • Released: November 30, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.



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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.
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  • ISBN: 0786446889
  • EAN: 9780786446889
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