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by Bill Gilbert

Download They Also Served: Baseball and the Home Front, 1941-45 eBook
ISBN:
0517585227
Author:
Bill Gilbert
Category:
Baseball
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crown; 1st edition (January 28, 1992)
Pages:
276 pages
EPUB book:
1633 kb
FB2 book:
1937 kb
DJVU:
1638 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
232


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Verban also played for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves, and made two consecutive . a b c d e Emil Verban at Baseball Reference. a b c Gilbert, Bill (1992) They Also Served: Baseball and the Home Front, 1941–1945.

Verban also played for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves, and made two consecutive appearances in the All-Star Game (1946–47). In 1947, he became the first Phillies second baseman to start an All-Star game In a seven-season career, Verban posted . 72 average with one home run and 241 RBI in 853 games.

Maltzberger would also serve in the Army in 1945, missing a season. Gordon Maltzberger at Baseball Reference. a b Gilbert, Bill (1992) They Also Served: Baseball and the Home Front, 1941–1945. He was born in Utopia, Texas and later died in Rialto, California at the age of 62. He was buried at the Hermosa Memorial Cemetery in Colton, California. List of Major League Baseball annual saves leaders.

Looking firstly at the background and general character of wartime life in the States, this book covers a number of these services, providing an interesting comparison with the conditions on the British Home Front and the experiences of other countries caught up in the war, examining.

Looking firstly at the background and general character of wartime life in the States, this book covers a number of these services, providing an interesting comparison with the conditions on the British Home Front and the experiences of other countries caught up in the war, examining organisations from the Red Cross to the Coast Guard and for the first time, containing full-colour.

Bill Gilbert completed his undergraduate work in studio art at Swarthmore College and Pitzer College. He received his MFA from the University of Montana in 1978. He is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art & Ecology and the Lannan Endowed chair in Land Arts of the American West at the University of New Mexico. Gilbert created Land Arts of the American West program at UNM in 1999 and co-founded the Art & Ecology emphasis in the Department of Art and Art History in 2007.

The Big Book of Jewish Baseball - Peter S. Horvitz, Joachim Horvitz. New York: Crown Publishers, pp. 122–23. "Former Major League Player Phil Weintraub," The Chicago Tribune. Baseball Reference – Phil Weintraub minor league career.

Tells how baseball players who could not become soldiers boosted the morale of fans during World War II by maintaining--in accordance with orders from the president--the national pastime in a time of national crisis. 17,500 first printing.
  • Uickabrod
Good book but the pictured displayed isnt the real cover of the book. If you are looking for "They Also Served" this is it
  • Nalaylewe
Good book
  • Samuhn
This is a readably interesting look at baseball in the war years (1942-1945). Author Bill Gilbert shows that the military draft began grabbing players (Hank Greenberg) in early 1941, before the USA entered the conflict. Then after Pearl Harbor, the expanded military draft, travel restrictions, and President Franklin Roosevelt's support all affected the national pastime. By 1943, a majority of players had entered the armed forces, including stars like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, John Mize, Bob Feller, etc. Replacing them on the field were aged and a few retired players, those deemed 4-F/unfit for service (including one-armed outfielder Pete Gray), plus teenagers like Eddie Yost, Tommie Brown, and 15-year old Joe Nuxhall. The author examines the tense AL pennant races of 1944-St. Louis/Detroit and 1945-Detroit/Washington, both of which were undecided until the last day of the season. (The latter was clinched by Hank Greenberg's slam and heard live over Armed Forces radio by my uncle's unit in the Phillipines). We also see how a few players began returning in mid-season 1945, then the truly postwar year of 1946 when attendance surged.

These pages capture the feel of that pre-TV era of train travel, color barriers, and pennant winners that included the St. Louis Browns (1944) and Chicago Cubs (1945). I'd like more information on attendance (which dipped 10% in both 1942 and 1943, then recovered), but readers should enjoy the author's easy style, plus the memories from several aged players interviewed for this 1992 book. Overall, this is an informative look for the fans, and a nostalgic one for those of a certain age.
  • Gholbithris
While there are literally thousands of books on World War II, few focus on the homeland during the war. "They Also Served" focuses on baseball during the war years. More than 500 baseball players, including greats like Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, served their country in the war. Others served their country by playing baseball, giving Americans a brief escape from their war time troubles.
Gilbert's storytelling is focused on four main themes: the developing war, players going to war, the replacement players, and Bert Shepard. Bert Shepard wanted nothing more than to pitch in the major leagues. When he lost his leg in the war, he was able to pitch in the major leagues despite his disability. More remarkable, he had success as a pitcher.
I found the war time decisions that surrounded baseball to be interesting as they are documented in few sources. Baseball could have been cancelled during the war had Franklin Roosevelt not green lighted the sport to continue. To conserve resources, travel restrictions limited team travels. Despite rationing, night games were increased to allow more people the opportunity to attend games after a long work day.
All of the players being shipped off to war allowed the rarest of events, the Chicago Cubs in a World Series. This can be attributed to the shortage of talent in the major leagues. On the same theme, many people were allowed the opportunity to play baseball because of the shortage. These war time players provide a collection of unique stories. People past their prime and others who lacked skills were given the opportunity to play. Because of the distraction from the war these players provided by playing baseball, they served their country too.
Bill Gilbert has written a priceless classic that is both informative and entertaining. I was forntunate to pick up a copy of this book at a book fair. I question why a book such a this valuable piece of a history is out of print.