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BASEBALL'S GOLDEN DECADE

A complete record of the game in the postwar era, league by league, team by team, player by player; at bat, in the field, on the mound
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The years since World War II have been among baseball's best, an era in which the game has risen to an all-time high in popularity and attendance. It has been graced by great players: Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Robin Roberts, Jackie Robinson. TV has brought it into the living rooms of millions to whom it was only a beloved legend. And some of its legends, too, have passed away to be reincarnated elsewhere: the Philadelphia Athletics in Kansas City, the Boston Braves in enthusiastic Milwaukee, the St. Louis Browns in Baltimore. Here, in statistics compiled (and in many cases devised) by Les Woodcock, the 10-year record of the postwar era is analyzed and memorialized.

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