The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers

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Table of Contents
Foreword Mark Langillix
Acknowledgments Lyle Spatzxi
Introductionxiii
1.How the 1947 Team Was Built. Lyle Spatz1
2.Spring Training in Havana Irv Goldfarb3
3.Jackie Robinson Rick Swaine6
4.Branch Rickey Andy McCue15
5.Leo Durocher Jeffrey Marlett22
6.Kirby Higbe Ralph Berger28
7.Bobby Bragan David L. Fleitz and Maurice Bouchard32
8.Dixie Walker Lyle Spatz36
9.Carl Furillo John T. Saccoman44
10.The Suspension of Leo Durocher Jeffrey Marlett50
11.Branch Rickey and the Mainstream Press Joe Marren57
12.Timeline, April 15-April 30 Lyle Spatz62
13.Ebbets Field, 1947 Bob McGee64
14.Jackie Robinson’s First Game Lyle Spatz67
15.Clyde Sukeforth James L. Ray69
16.Burt Shotton Rob Edelman73
17.Ray Blades Russell Wolinsky80
18.Spider Jorgensen William H. Johnson84
19.Hal Gregg James L. Ray87
20.Timeline, May I-May 20 Lyle Spatz92
21.Hank Behrman Rob Edelman95
22.Rube Melton Jack V. Morris99
23.Jackie Robinson and the Jews Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert103
24.Timeline, May 21-June 15 Lyle Spatz105
25.Gene Hermanski Leonard Levin and Robert H. Schaefer109
26.Hugh Casey Russell Wolinsky113
27.Rex Barney Don Harrison119
28.Tommy Brown C. Paul Rogers III124
29.Harry Taylor Adam J. Ulrey129
30.Timeline, June 16-June 29 Lyle Spatz132

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