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Ballplayers in the Great War


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Author and editor Jim Leeke is a contributor to the SABR Baseball Biography Project and the creative director of Taillight Communications. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia. Gary Mitchem is acquisitions editor at McFarland and a member of SABR. Mark Durr is senior cover designer at McFarland and a member of SABR.


"One of the best but least-heralded developments in the recent history of baseball literature was the inauguration of the McFarland Historical Baseball Library in 2003"--I>Spitball; "invaluable McFarland Historical Baseball Library series"--Edward Achorn, The Providence Journal; "Using...primary sources, Leeke shows how the war had a powerful impact on the game of baseball, causing the 1918 season to end early and leading 64 percent of National League players to go on active duty.... The book is a worthy addition to the McFarland Historical Baseball Library series."--H-NET Reviews.

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