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By Tom Adelman

ISBN-10: 0316075434

ISBN-13: 9780316075435

"Richly layered....An exciting and informative portrait of 2 underappreciated groups in an unforgettable time."--Boston Sunday Globe

The such a lot amazing global sequence ever? Many baseball fanatics could agree that it was once the epic 1966 conflict among the reigning champion la Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles.

The godlike Sandy Koufax had led the Dodgers to victory in past international sequence, and had complete the season with twenty-seven wins, a private most sensible. Few open air Baltimore gave the Orioles - slugger Frank Robinson major a tender crew of no-name youngsters and promising clients - greater than a combating likelihood opposed to such sequence veterans as Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, and the remaining. specialists have been having a bet that la might sweep it in 4. What transpired as a substitute astonished the state, because the maximum pitching functionality in global sequence background capped a redemption past imagining.

"Guaranteed to attain a house run." -Essence

"Astonishing. . . . Adelman is going well past the field rankings to get details that makes the gamers extra human and the video games extra dramatic." -San Diego Union-Tribune

"Black and Blue provides sturdy baseball motion, ownerly perfidy, and social context." -Boston Globe

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Capt. Robert Emmet, commander of the Great Lakes Station, was known by naval trainees as the “no. ” Because the Great Lakes facility housed 35 percent of all incoming naval recruits, Emmet had access to a continual barrage of Major League talent, such as Johnny Mize, Bob Feller, and “Schoolboy” Rowe. 78 Elsewhere on the home front, other military officials also orchestrated exhibitions to elevate morale among servicemen. In this regard, however, they were less successful since few of these contests were played where morale was most likely to be suppressed— overseas.

Since they had won the annual midsummer classic, the American League All-Stars then earned the right to travel to Cleveland for a second exhibition the following night against a conglomerate of service players chosen by future Hall of Fame catcher and then Navy lieutenant Mickey Cochrane. Military officials appointed the former Detroit Tiger and Philadelphia Athletic as the manager of the armed forces representatives and provided him with the authority to fill his roster with the best available players.

By early 1945, despite the fact that Japan had virtually no hope of even ending the war on amenable terms, its soldiers, sailors, and airmen continued to fight with utter disregard for their own lives. By that summer, the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa had been bitterly fought and won by Allied forces, and the Japanese began the dreaded kamikaze attacks that wrought so much havoc on the American Navy. Thus, even though the Japanese military seemed unable to wage an extended campaign, to many the war seemed unlikely to conclude soon.

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