It was the year that Joe DiMaggio set his 56-game hitting streak, that Ted Williams batted .406, that the Dodgers and the Yankees battled each other in a classic World Series, and that America went to war. In this look at what he calls "the best baseball season ever", Robert Creamer skillfully intertwines all these epochal baseball happenings with an informal history of a pivotal period in American life, as well as with his own memories of what it was like to be 18 and a baseball fan when a looming war and the game he loved vied for his attention. For all who love baseball, Baseball in '41 makes it clear why the game is still the purest representation of the American Dream.More
"This is a baseball book, but whether Creamer intended it or not, it's much, much more." (Sports Illustrated)
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Another Sports book narrated by a non-sports fan
Yes. Creamer is a fine author
All the background about the goings on in baseball in 1941
A typical narration by someone who was not familiar with the sport of baseball and who mispronounced many names of players who are household words to those of us who have been baseball fans for many years. In particular, he repeatedly referred to Pete Reiser of the Dodgers as Riser, rather than Reeser. This is very typical of narrators who are not overly familiar with the material they are reading. The pronunciation of name intensive sports stories should be reviewed before the book is recorded.
Just disappointed by the narrator and his lack of familiarity with baseball.
- D. Terry Rogers