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Babe Ruth: Legendary Slugger (Sterling Biographies Series)

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Considered baseball's greatest player, Babe Ruth set fifty-six major league batting records by the time he retired. Best known for the power of his swing and the number of home runs he hit, Babe first gained fame in the big leagues with the Boston Red Sox. Later sold to the Yankees in sports history's most infamous deal, he led New York, not Boston, to an incredible seven World Series in fifteen years. Babe was one of the first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall ...

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Overview

Considered baseball's greatest player, Babe Ruth set fifty-six major league batting records by the time he retired. Best known for the power of his swing and the number of home runs he hit, Babe first gained fame in the big leagues with the Boston Red Sox. Later sold to the Yankees in sports history's most infamous deal, he led New York, not Boston, to an incredible seven World Series in fifteen years. Babe was one of the first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was larger than life and truly a legend.

Sterling Biographies are packed with information and unique images ranging from rare documentary photography and artwork to maps and personal artifacts. Young readers will be captivated by riveting first-person accounts and dramatic events told in an accessible and intimate style. This series will assist readers in their introduction to history's most fascinating figures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402771477
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Sterling Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hackett Fischer
A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted works that illuminate pivotal moments in American history, including Paul Revere's Ride and the 2004 National Book Award finalist Washington's Crossing.

Biography

A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted books on history, including Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement, The Great Wave: Price Movements in Modern History, Paul Revere's Ride, and Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. He is co-editor, with James M. McPherson, of the Pivotal Moments in American History series published by Oxford University Press. A graduate of Princeton and Johns Hopkins Universities, he divides his time between homes in Massachusetts and Maine.

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    1. Hometown:
      Wayland, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 2, 1935
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baltimore, Maryland
    1. Education:
      A.B., Princeton University, 1958; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1962

Table of Contents

Introduction: Larger-than-Life Hero 1

Chapter 1 Saloonkeeper's Son 2

Chapter 2 A Fresh Start 10

Chapter 3 Finding Direction 18

Chapter 4 Becoming the Babe 28

Chapter 5 From Baltimore to Boston 36

Chapter 6 Pitching for a Living 44

Chapter 7 The Changing World 54

Chapter 8 Babe's Big Move 65

Chapter 9 Guts and Glory 76

Chapter 10 A Living Legend 88

Chapter 11 The End of an Era 96

Chapter 12 Heading for Home 104

Glossary 116

Bibliography 117

Source Notes 118

Image Credits 122

About the Author 122

Index 123

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