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. ... aBrinka was just Ai6 when he started out in pro ball in Ai946. ... He was a schoolteacher and coach until taking a position with the Oaice 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|