Baseball Players Of The 1950S: A Biographical Dictionary Of All 1,560 Major Leaguers
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 Hum...
Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: McFarland (November 30, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2321313
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“i grew up in the 1950's and started collecting Baseball Cards in 1954. These guys were my heroes and this book tells me who they were in real life....”
erto 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.