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Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox
     

Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox

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by Allan Wood
 

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Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox is the first complete account of Boston's fifth World Series championship. The year is famous, but most fans know very little about the season.

During that tumultuous summer, the Great War in Europe cast an ominous shadow over the national game, as enlistments and the draft wreaked havoc with every team's roster. Players

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Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox is the first complete account of Boston's fifth World Series championship. The year is famous, but most fans know very little about the season.

During that tumultuous summer, the Great War in Europe cast an ominous shadow over the national game, as enlistments and the draft wreaked havoc with every team's roster. Players and owners fought bitterly over contracts and revenue, the parks were infested with gamblers, and the Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs almost called off the World Series. And a Boston player known as The Colossus -- 23-year-old Babe Ruth -- began his historic transformation from pitching ace to the game's greatest slugger.

Wood also poses a chilling question: Was the 1918 World Series fixed?

Sports Illustrated called the book "an entertaining and exhaustive account of a tumultuous season" and Robert W. Creamer, author of the definitive biography of Ruth, said "Mr. Wood has lit upon one of the most turbulent and important and at the same time least known years in baseball history. He has done remarkable, revelatory research, and he has a clean, clear way of writing."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469715711
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/26/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
437
Sales rank:
617,930
File size:
6 MB

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Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Follow the 1918 season game by game and see why the Yankees ended up with Ruth. The author must have spent years researching the information. Rarely can you follow a sports season 85 years later and feel like you know what happened.
Guest More than 1 year ago
1918 is such a famous year - but no one really knows anything about it. This book gives you an entertaining and in-depth look at the last Red Sox team to win the World Series. It also contains a biography of Babe Ruth up to 1918. The Babe was incredibly talented and he was a wild man - Red Sox fans loved him and you will, too. This book is also about what baseball was like in those days. It's changed a lot, but in some ways it hasn't changed at all. Very interesting - and a really good read.