Baseball Players of the 1950s

Baseball Players of the 1950s

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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 qgolden age, q many say--are profiled in this exhaustive work. From Aaron to Zuverink: this treasure-trove of anecdotes, many gathered from personal interviews, is 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.... for several years was a west coast scout for the Montreal Expos prior to his death on March Ai3, 2000, at age 70 in Sacramento. ... a€œBrinka€ was just Ai6 when he started out in pro ball in Ai946. ... He was a schoolteacher and coach until taking a position with the Oa€ice of Public Instruction for the Illinois State Board of Education.

Title:Baseball Players of the 1950s
Author:Rich Marazzi, Len Fiorito
Publisher:McFarland - 2003-12-16


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