Best Sports Stories of 1944 with Sixteen of the Year's Best Sports Pictures

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1945.

Price: $275.00

Hardcover. First edition. Foredge foxed, a very good copy in a moderately worn, very good dustwrapper. Ownership signature of Baseball Commissioner A.B. ("Happy") Chandler. Chandler, a former Governor and Senator from Kentucky, succeeded Kenesaw Mountain Landis as Commissioner of Baseball in 1945. He presided over baseball for six important and controversial years, most importantly supporting Brooklyn owner Branch Rickey when he signed Jackie Robinson in 1945 and integrated Major League Baseball in 1947. Landis had staunchly opposed any attempts at integration during his long tenure.

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Best Sports Stories of 1944 with Sixteen of the Year's Best Sports Pictures