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Author Keene, Anne R., author.

Title The Cloudbuster Nine : the untold story of Ted Williams and the baseball team that helped win World War II / Anne R. Keene ; foreword by Claudia Williams.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2018]
©2018
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  796.357 KEE    AVAILABLE
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Description xx, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-340) and index.
Summary "In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a child, Anne Keene's father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America's greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul "Bear" Bryant. With the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Williams, Ted, 1918-2002.
Keene, Anne R. -- Family.
Williams, Ted, 1918-2002.
United States. Navy. Pre-Flight School (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Cloudbusters (Baseball team)
United States. Navy. Pre-Flight School (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Subject Baseball players -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States.
Baseball players.
Families.
Veterans.
United States.
Added Author Williams, Claudia, 1971- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781683582076 (hardcover)
1683582071 (hardcover)
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