By Tom Clavin
In The DiMaggios, acclaimed sportswriter Tom Clavin finds the untold nice American tale of 3 brothers, Joltin’ Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio, and the nice American Game—baseball—that might eat their lives.
A vibrant portrait of a kinfolk and the ways that their transferring fortunes and standing formed their relationships, The DiMaggios is a exploration of an period and a culture.
This complete biography that recollects the paintings of Jane Leavy bargains a trove of perception into one of many game’s maximum avid gamers and his family members, certain to be precious through Yankees lovers, crimson Sox lovers, and baseball aficionados round the world.
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To ﬁnish the game in accordance with blackout regulations along the East Coast. A reprieve in the weather and an exemption by the government allowed for the game to be played in its entirety. — two minutes before the updated deadline. 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.
Since winter was well entrenched in many of the areas the players visited, including the northern Paciﬁc and Europe, these tours often amounted to simple intermingling between servicemen and athletes. 76 On the home front, military leaders and professional baseball ofﬁcials also fostered a close relationship so as to increase troop morale and aid the war effort. In most Major League parks, soldiers and sailors in uniform received free admission to games, which increased their attendance levels.
The strategy included saturating the public with advertising for the game, soliciting private companies to purchase hundreds and even thousands of tickets, and gaining the cooperation of local government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that the event proceeded smoothly. One of the most important factors in the relief games’ success, however, were the game dates and starting times. With wartime restrictions limiting the number of night games Major League teams could schedule and baseball under the lights still a novel concept, many owners were forced to sacriﬁce lucrative day-game dates, and were reluctant to do so, however noble the cause.