By Roger Kahn

This can be a booklet approximately younger males who realized to play baseball throughout the Nineteen Thirties and Forties, after which went directly to play for probably the most interesting major-league ball golf equipment ever fielded, the crew that broke the colour barrier with Jackie Robinson. it's a e-book by way of and a couple of sportswriter who grew up close to Ebbets box, and who had the great fortune within the Nineteen Fifties to hide the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. it is a booklet approximately what occurred to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others while their glory days have been in the back of them. briefly, it's a ebook approximately the United States, approximately fathers and sons, prejudice and braveness, triumph and catastrophe, and advised with heat, humor, wit, candor, and love.

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The Cincinnati players found the odor offensive. Reds manager John Ganzel lodged a complaint with President Murphy the day his team arrived. The next day, after no 42 When the Cubs Won It All action was taken, Ganzel complained to the Reds President, Garry Herrmann, who had made the trip to Chicago. Herrmann inspected the clubhouse and immediately pronounced it unfit and unsanitary. He ordered his players to change and shower at their hotel until the situation was corrected. The following day, with the problems persisting, Herrmann filed a formal complaint, sending a telegraph to National League President Harry Pulliam.

Murphy has reached far and wide for artistic effect. As yet he has not issued a catalogue directing special attention to the many works of art and lumps of bric-a-brac. Among the rare creations are 1,200 regulation Spalding bats worked into balustrades guarding the stairways. The upper boxes are railed off with iron piping ornamented with 460 gilded cast iron baseballs, facsimile reproductions of the playing article. At various places about the pavilion entrance cement Cubs may be seen climbing huge cement bats.

44 The series in Atlanta completed, the Cubs traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to play, oddly enough, the Toledo Mud Hens. The Ohio team had accepted an invitation from Charlie Williams to meet in a city along the Cubs’ southern spring training route. Reulbach was the master on the mound for the Cubs, throwing six shutout innings, while the Chicago hitters scored five runs in six times at bat. His team leading five to nothing, Walsh came on to pitch the final three innings. Walsh gave up a run in the seventh before retiring the side.

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