New PDF release: Dixie Walker of the Dodgers: The People's Choice (Alabama

By Maury Allen,Susan Walker

ISBN-10: 0817355995

ISBN-13: 9780817355999

Fred “Dixie” Walker was once a talented ballplayer from a relatives of proficient athletes. (His father, uncle, and brother all performed significant league baseball.) Dixie Walker performed within the majors for 18 seasons and in 1,905 video games, assembling a occupation batting common of .306 whereas taking part in for the Yankees, White Sox, Tigers, Dodgers, and Pirates. Walker received the 1944 nationwide League batting name, used to be thrice an All-Star, and used to be runner-up for many worthy participant within the nationwide League in 1946. He used to be relatively cherished through Brooklyn Dodgers lovers, to whom he was once the “People’s Choice.”

  yet few be mindful any of these achievements at the present time. Dixie Walker—born in Georgia, and a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, for many of his life—is now often remembered as one of many southerners at the Dodgers staff who resented and resisted Jackie Robinson while he joined the ball membership in 1947, because the fi rst African American significant leaguer within the sleek video game. Having grown up in stipulations of strict racial segregation, Walker later admitted to being stressed from Alabama enterprise affiliates while, in protest, he demanded to be traded clear of the Dodgers.   Written through a qualified sportswriter a professional of the period and of personalities surrounding that occasion, and Dixie Walker’s daughter, this collaborative paintings offers a fuller account of Walker and fleshes out our knowing of him as a participant and as a guy. Walker finally got here to appreciate Robinson, mentioned him as “a gentleman,” and gave him tips, calling him “as amazing an athlete as I ever saw.”

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