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.Although he was in only five games during the regular season in Ai948 he was on the Indians World Series roster making a ... A graduate of Long Beach State University with a degree in education, he is now retired in Temecula, California, afteranbsp;...
|Title||:||Baseball Players of the 1950s|
|Author||:||Rich Marazzi, Len Fiorito|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2003-12-16|