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1947 When All Hell Broke Loose In Baseball by Red Barber
  

1947 When All Hell Broke Loose In Baseball

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1947 When All Hell Broke Loose In Baseball by Red Barber

When Jackie Robinson was penciled into the lineup for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, America's national pastime and America's future changed forever. How much is reflected in a remark Martin Luther King Jr. made to Don Newcombe: You'll never know what you and Jackie and Roy did to make it possible to do my job. Red Barber was perfectly situated to observe this drama. Broadcaster for the Dodgers, friend of Branch Rickey,who confided in him before and during the year of decision,and keen student of the game and the behaviour of its players, Red held the microphone as the story unfolded with a cast of characters that included baseball immortals Duke Snyder, Leo Durocher, Pee Wee Reese, Peter Reiser, Larry McPhail, and Joe DiMaggio. Towering above them all are Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey,who together made baseball and American history and whose courage and toughness Red Barber captures so beautifully in this book.

About the Author

Red Barber was for millions the voice of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees he was later a baseball commentator for National Public Radio. His books include The Broadcasters , The Rhubarb Patch, The Walk and the Spirit, and with Robert W. Creamer, Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 1984

Author

Red Barber

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Publisher

Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US

Format

Paperback
382 pages

Categories

Baseball

ISBN

9780306802126

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