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005    20150513022433.0 
008    150302s2015    nyua     b    001 0 eng   
010    2015006040 
020    9781250064790  (hardcover) :|c$27.95 
020    1250064791 (hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)904942472 
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082 00 796.357/6409044|223 
099    796.35764|aK 
100 1  Klima, John,|d1974- 
245 14 The game must go on :|bHank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the 
       great days of baseball on the home front in WWII /|cJohn 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York, N.Y. :|bThomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press,
300    x, 418 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [399]-401) and 
505 0  The green light, 1941. Good-bye, Hank ; Ghost on his 
       shoulder ; Billy and the Kid ; War! ; The green light -- 
       Over the hump, 1942-1944. Earn it ; A new contraption ; 
       Bad check ; Billy's war ; Too tall, too short, too young, 
       too old ; Plasma for the soul ; Time for miracles ; 
       Satisfied to be alive ; Guts of our kids ; Baseball in the
       ETO ; One man short ; He died on the water ; One arm, one 
       leg, one nation -- Waiting for Hank, 1945. Long-lost hero 
       ; Another war begins ; Waiting for Hank ; As large, as 
       strong, as powerful ; No singing in the shower ; Take that,
       you fuckin' war ; The comeback kids ; The $300,000 home 
       run -- V-mail. 
520    "In the early days of WWII, President Roosevelt was faced 
       with a difficult decision: stop all of professional 
       baseball for the good of victory or lose a vital part of 
       morale. Roosevelt's answer saved baseball for generations 
       to come. He decided that THE GAME MUST GO ON. This is the 
       story of American baseball during WWII, both the players 
       who left to join the war effort, and the struggle to keep 
       the game going on the home front. Many of the top players 
       of the time left to join the war effort, such as Joe 
       DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Warren Spahn. However, no 
       player symbolized the departing pro more than Hank 
       Greenberg, one of the great power hitters of his time who 
       joined the Army in 1941. Taking their place were 
       replacement players who didn't belong in the majors in the
       first place, but who were resolved to keep the game going.
       Pete Gray was the most extreme of them all--a one-armed 
       outfielder who played with the Browns. He overcame the 
       odds and became a shining example of baseball on the home 
       front. John Klima, former national baseball columnist for 
       The Los Angeles Daily News, brings us this meticulously 
       researched story and drops us straight into the action of 
       WWII and classic American baseball. Culminating in the 
       1945 pennant race when Greenberg and Gray played each 
       other, Klima shows us how baseball helped America win the 
       war, and how baseball was shaped into the game it is 
       today"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Baseball|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Baseball players|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 World War, 1939-1945. 
651  0 United States|xArmed Forces|xSports. 
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