Healy: SABR member Paul Hensler explores overlay of baseball and Vietnam

From Carrie Healy at New England Public Radio on January 18, 2018, with SABR member Paul Hensler:

The late 1960s were a turbulent time in the United States. Society was changing, from experimenting with drugs, to racial tensions, to Vietnam. Leaders were assassinated — and even the game of baseball was affected by the real-world turmoil. 

Baseball historian Paul Hensler, a Connecticut resident, has written a new book: “The New Boys of Summer: Baseball’s Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties.”

In the book, Hensler takes a closer look at the imprint these issues had on the game.


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Originally published: January 18, 2018. Last Updated: January 18, 2018.