by Kevin Cook
Sports and urban author Kevin Cook has penned a work about the famous 1947 World Series of Brooklyn’s (David) Dodgers (“dem bums”) versus the Bronx’s (Goliath) New York Yankees. The World War II absentees were back from the service in full force, including Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio and Rookie of the Year (and first African American major leaguer) Jackie Robinson – being run by baseball legends Branch Rickey and Leo Durocher. But this is principally the tale of six hardscrabble players mostly lost to history, who made the improbable match-up, the first one ever televised, one of the greatest World Series dramas of all time.
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