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BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE 1950S
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BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE 1950S (Paperback)


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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. Readers will be reminded, that Milwaukee Braves pitcher Humberto Robinson was asked by a gambler to fix a game against the Phillies (he refused), Joe Adcock chased Giants pitcher Ruben Gomez around the field with a bat, 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.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 15/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9780786446889  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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SABR member Rich Marazzi is a columnist for Sports Collectors Digest and Baseball Digest. He lives in Ansonia, Connecticut. SABR member Len Fiorito a former columnist for the Old Tyme Baseball News, lives in Seattle, Washington.

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