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Baseball stars’ return from WWII revived game

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Imagine what big-league baseball would be like if hundreds of the game’s best players up and disappeared at the same time. Imagine if they were away not just for part of one lost season, as in the infamous strike season of 1994, but for an excruciating span of several years. Even if the sport soldiered on with second- and third-rate replacements, the change would inevitably create an emptiness of summer. Then picture a nation’s insatiable ...


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