Baseball in '41
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes
It was the year that Joe DiMaggio set his 56-game hitting streak; Ted Williams batted .406; the Dodgers and the Yankees battled each other in a classic World Series; and America went to war.
In this look at what he calls "the best baseball season ever," Robert Creamer skillfully intertwines these epochal moments in baseball with an informal history of a pivotal period in American life. Through it all, he recalls what it was like to be eighteen and a baseball fan when the game he loved vied for his attention with a looming war.
Baseball in '41 makes us all remember why the game is still the purest representation of the American Dream.
"A thoroughly agreeable and digressive trip down memory lane with a lifelong fan of the national pastime....the author displays touches of real class in his blow-by-blow account of a glorious time....An evocative delight for nostalgia buffs as well as devotees of the diamond game and its storied past."-Kirkus Reviews