The playing and post-playing careers of all 1, 560 players who appeared in a major league box score between 1950 and 1959--the qgolden age, q many say--are profiled in this exhaustive work. From Aaron to Zuverink: this treasure-trove of anecdotes, many gathered from personal interviews, is full of historical facts, controversy, and trivia. Readers will be reminded, that Milwaukee Braves pitcher Humberto Robinson was asked by a gambler to fix a game against the Phillies (he refused), Joe Adcock chased Giants pitcher Ruben Gomez around the field with a bat, Bob Turley reached the top of the corporate ladder after his playing days, Casey Wise became an orthodontist, Bobby Brown became a heart surgeon and president of the AL, and that Chuck Conners became an actor. All of this and much more can be found here.It was common for him to dive into Yankee Stadiuma#39;s right field seats to rob opponents of home runs. ... He had the surgery to repair the problem but he was never the ... Roger and Dale Murphy are the only two two-time retired MVPs not in the Hall of Fame as of 2003. ... of Davidson University in Ai948, Richard Burton Marlowe did most of his pitching at Toledo and Buaoalo in the early Ai950s and threw aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Baseball Players of the 1950s|
|Author||:||Rich Marazzi, Len Fiorito|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2003-12-16|