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Old 04-16-2013, 08:01 AM
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1) Jackie Robinson book: Opening Day by Jonathan Eig.
2) Larry Doby book: Larry Doby by Joseph Moore.
There are numerous books about Jackie Robinson but I think Opening Day which deals with Robinsons first year is the best one I've read. Some baseball historians have felt that if the Dodgers had brought Robinson up during the 1946 season the Dodgers would of won the pennant in 1946 instead of losing to the Cardinals in the Playoffs. Durocher wanted to bring Robinson up in the 1946 season, but was overruled by Rickey. Durocher thought Robinson had enough talent to be on the team and should of been brought up during the 1946 season.

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