By Roger Cador
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This can be a booklet approximately younger males who discovered to play baseball throughout the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, after which went directly to play for some of the most intriguing major-league ball golf equipment ever fielded, the crew that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. it's a publication via and a few sportswriter who grew up close to Ebbets box, and who had the nice fortune within the Fifties to hide the Dodgers for the usher in Tribune.
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