1939 was a heck of a year for baseball
Years come and go, some slide by with hardly a notice - nothing happening that would arouse anyone’s attention, but some years will be remembered forever.
Mention 1941 and most folks will remember Pearl Harbor, but little else happening that year. It is the same for 2001, the destruction of the Twin Towers is the memorable event of that year. 1939 was a whopper of a year. Movie goers will remember classics of 1939 such as Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Superman was born in 1939. Safe and dependable hydraulic brakes were first put on most cars in 1939, but the year meant even more for the national game of baseball. The importance of 1939 to baseball is told in a delightful book, 1939 Baseball’s Tipping Point written by Talmage Boston published by Bright Sky Press.
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