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Summer of '68 The Season That Changed Baseball - And America - Forever

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ISBN-10: 0306820188

ISBN-13: 9780306820182

Edition: 2012

Authors: Tim Wendel

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For baseball fans, 1968 was The Year of the Pitcher. The season was dominated by such legends as Don Drysdale, Denny McLain, Luis Tiant, and Bob Gibson. But it was also a season shaped by national tragedy and sweeping change, rocked by the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and shaken by the violence that erupted at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the riots that raged throughout the summer.For a select few players, the conflicts of ’68 would spur their performance to remarkable heights, elevating the game around them. And in Detroit--which had burned just the summer before during the worst riot in American history--the city rallied behind a Tigers team that would face off against Bob Gibson’s St. Louis Cardinals, the defending champions, in an amazing World Series for the ages.Soon everything would change--for baseball and America. But for this one unforgettable season, the country was captivated by the national pastime at the moment it needed the game most.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English