All Decade Team 1940s NL

As with its AL counterpart, many National Leaguers lost large amounts of playing time to World War II. Soon after normalcy returned to baseball, a major milestone was reached that would change the game forever. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and brought about a major change in America's past time. Both Jackie and Ralph Kiner straddled two decades, not playing out either in entirety. For that reason, and the leeway losing 3+ years to war, we included both. One player to just miss the cut was Mr. Double No Hit, Johnny Vander Meer. Apart from his amazing, unbeatable, feat, Vander Meer did not quite have as good a decade as the other four. Here's the NL team.

C - Walker Cooper
1B - Johnny Mize
2B - Jackie Robinson
3B - Bob Elliot
SS - Pee Wee Reese
IF - Frank McCormick
OF - Stan Musial
OF - Ralph Kiner
OF - Pete Reiser
OF - Enos Slaughter
SP - Mort Cooper
SP - Johnny Sain
SP - Rip Sewell
SP - Bucky Walters
CL - Hugh Casey

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