The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America

The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers
The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers. Univ. of Nebraska. (Memorable Teams in Baseball History). Apr. 2012. c.400p. ed. by Lyle Spatz. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9780803239920. pap. $26.95. SPORTS
The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers are famed as the first MLB team to include a black player, Jackie Robinson. They went on to win the National League pennant that year, taking the Yankees to seven games before losing the World Series. Though there have been numerous books on the Dodgers of that era and on the notable personalities, this is the first to present biographies of every member of the organization in that famous baseball year. Signed biographies (each four to eight, oversize, double-columned pages) by members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) don't just cover the 1947 season; additional essays cover topics such as the suspending of manager Leo Durocher and Robinson's first game. A detailed time line is dispersed throughout. An essential circulating or reference addition for all baseball history/biography collections and for all Brooklyn Dodger fans.—M.H.
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