The 1930s in baseball were as tough as the economy and political climate of the country. Baseball lost two of its founders in Ban Johnson and Charles Comisky, as well as famed sluggers Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams.
1939 Baseball Season
The American League lost the slugger and Iron Man Lou Gehrig to retirement, but it gained the rookie sensation and future hall-of-famer Ted Williams. Read this article for a recap and highlights of the 1939 baseball season.