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When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946

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As the entire world struggled to put its affairs back in order in the aftermath global conflict, few events in the U.S. were so eagerly awaited as baseball's sring training. Drawing on interviews with many of the players who wrote the season's history, Turner offers readers the story of baseball's return after World War II. 45 photos & drawings.
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Henry Holt & Company (first published April 1st 1996)
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Bob Battle
1946 was a momentous year for baseball, the USA & the world. This book concentrates on the 1946 season but touches on other topics of that time.

Players who had been away from Major League Baseball for up to four years try to pick up where they left off. Some find that their skill levels because of age, wartime injuries or their passion for the game have left them unable to compete.

Mexican millionaire Jorge Pasquel creates an independent league that he wants to stock with ML players a
As the title indicates, this is a book about the 1946 baseball season. What's so special about that season, you may well ask? There were 3 reasons to write such a book.

ONE: This was the first season in which all major league players who had served in the military during World War II returned. No one knew what would happen on an individual nor on a team basis. Some were in good shape, while others were not. Some had even been wounded! But they were all older, and many had not played in 3 or 4 ye
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