The Fall Classics
1946
The period following VJ Day in August 1945 represented not only the end of World War II but also the close of a 16-year siege that included the Great Depression. America was ready to celebrate long and hard, and baseball was just one of the institutions to which veterans returned with gusto and a renewed sense of purpose.

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(Text by Boston Globe / Mark Ulriksen Illustration)