Baseball’s Western Front

The Pacific Coast League During World War II

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About the Book

The Pacific Coast League had emerged from the Depression of the 1930s in fairly good condition. There were four new ball parks: Seals Stadium in San Francisco in 1931, Lane Field in San Diego in 1936, Sick’s Stadium in Seattle in 1938 and Gilmore Field in Hollywood in 1939. But after the attack on Pearl Harbor, there was some doubt that baseball would be allowed to operate during the war.
This work focuses on the 1942 to 1945 seasons offering final standings and details associated with the ballparks as well as the players. The appendix includes records of individual players listed by club and by year. The clubs are listed in order of finish.

About the Author(s)

Donald R. Wells, professor emeritus of Economics from the University of Memphis, has written extensively in the areas of free banking, the Canadian Banking System, and the reaction of the U.S. and Canadian banking systems to periods of depression. He is also the author of The Federal Reserve System (2004) and The Race for the Governor’s Cup (2000). He lives in Bartlett, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Donald R. Wells
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 235
Bibliographic Info: photos, tables, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1998-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8455-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction      5

1. The 1942 Season      9

2. The 1943 Season      37

3. The 1944 Season      67

4. The 1945 Season      129

Appendix A: Records of Individual Players      185

Appendix B: Won-Loss Records of Wartime Pacific Coast League Teams      217

Index      219

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