Baseball in '41: a Celebration of the "Best Baseball Season Ever"

Baseball in a Celebration of the Best Baseball Season Ever At age Robert W Creamer became witness to what he calls the best baseball season ever In DiMaggio set his game hitting streak Ted Williams batted the Dodgers and the Yankees staged

  • Title: Baseball in '41: a Celebration of the "Best Baseball Season Ever"
  • Author: Robert W. Creamer
  • ISBN: 9780670833740
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At age 18, Robert W Creamer became witness to what he calls the best baseball season ever In 1941, DiMaggio set his 56 game hitting streak, Ted Williams batted.406, the Dodgers and the Yankees staged a classic World Series, and America went to war An informal, social history of a pivotal year, Baseba ll In 41 is comparable to David Halberstam s The Summer of 49, andAt age 18, Robert W Creamer became witness to what he calls the best baseball season ever In 1941, DiMaggio set his 56 game hitting streak, Ted Williams batted.406, the Dodgers and the Yankees staged a classic World Series, and America went to war An informal, social history of a pivotal year, Baseba ll In 41 is comparable to David Halberstam s The Summer of 49, and is a remarkable 50th anniversary celebration of a very memorable time 16 pages of black and white photographs.

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    1. A very good book by the late Robert Creamer on the 1941 season for baseball. Talks a lot about the 56-game hitting streak by Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and his pursuit of batting .400, the pennant race of Dodgers and Cardinals and the World Series between the Yankees and Dodgers. Interwoven into these baseball stories is Creamer's telling of what the world was going through in the months before Pearl Harbor was bombed. Creamer was 18-19 in 1941 and looks back on this season and year and basicall [...]

    2. While I'm sure the author did a bunch of research, the tone of the book gives it a feeling that it's a written form of his recollections from '41. While there are a few interesting tidbits, there is not much more that can't be gleaned from a good baseball website if you have some time, besides stories about the authors childhood and the war peppered in between the baseball. No offense Mr. Creamer, but I don't really care about your overweight step sister being a great pick for beach stickballd I [...]

    3. Even though I gave this a 5 star rating, it still wasn't the best baseball book I have ever read, but it was close. Robert Creamer was a college student preparing for his Sophomore year in the summer of 1941. He does an excellent job of mixing in the many exciting events of the baseball season of 1941 with those of a nation preparing for a war that appeared inevitable to Americans of that time. And he is honest enough to say that, as important as a particular speech was or some other event turne [...]

    4. This is an interesting book my Robert W. Creamer, author of an excellent biography of Babe Ruth. Here Creamer revisits an important and memorable time for baseball and for American history in general. He liberally mixes his own memories of the memorable baseball season, world events and his personal life with historical research to flesh out details of the events on both the World and baseball stage that he was ignorant to his in youth back in 1941. This a unique and refreshing approach that mak [...]

    5. I actually read this book in high school. It's one of the best baseball books I've ever read. I plan to revisit it if I can ever find a copy.

    6. Poignant memoir of what it was like to be an American in the months leading up to war, through the lens of the authors love for the last baseball season of his youth.

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