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 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.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 998 g
Dimensions: 280 x 204 x 25 mm
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