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The golden era of major league baseball : a time of transition and integration

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Kirtland Community College Library GV 863 .A1 S63 2015 30775305517683 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442252219
  • ISBN: 1442252219
  • ISBN: 9781442252226
  • Physical Description: print
    235 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-221) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The arc of integration -- Boston's postwar dynasty that wasn't -- End of the player-manager era -- Enter Stengel the grandmaster -- Last of the Titans and baseball's expansion imperative -- Brooklyn's answer to New York -- Durocher the spymaster -- Charlie Dressen's worst day at the office -- The age of enlightenment about relief pitching -- Slow-walking integration -- Exit the grandmaster -- Consolidating integration and the importance of Hank Thompson -- The Brooks Lawrence affair -- The Braves' new world -- "Perfessor" Stengel's controlled chaos theory of platooning -- Diversity and the Los Angeles and Chicago speedways -- Coming to terms with integration.
Summary, etc.: Explores the significant events and momentous changes that took place in baseball from 1947 to 1960. Beginning with Jackie Robinson's rookie season in 1947, it provides a careful and thorough examination of baseball's integration, including the struggles of the black players who were not elite enough to break into the starting lineups. It also looks at the dying practice of player-managers, the increasing use of relief pitchers and platooning, the iconic 1951 pennant race between New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers, and more. In also highlights three central figures whose innovations, strategies, and vision changed the game: Branch Rickey, who integrated the Dodgers; Casey Stengel, whose 1949-1953 Yankees won five straight championships; and Leo Durocher, whose spy operation was a major factor in the Giants' 1951 pennant surge. -- Publisher description.
Subject: Baseball United States History 20th century
Baseball Social aspects United States
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