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The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs: Recrowning Baseball's Greatest Slugger
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The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs: Recrowning Baseball's Greatest Slugger

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by Bill Jenkinson
 

In an unprecedented look at Babe Ruth's amazing batting power, sure to inspire debate among baseball fans of every stripe, one of the country's most respected and trusted baseball historians reveals the amazing conclusions of more than twenty years of research. Jenkinson takes readers through Ruth's 1921 season, in which his pattern of battled balls would have

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In an unprecedented look at Babe Ruth's amazing batting power, sure to inspire debate among baseball fans of every stripe, one of the country's most respected and trusted baseball historians reveals the amazing conclusions of more than twenty years of research. Jenkinson takes readers through Ruth's 1921 season, in which his pattern of battled balls would have accounted for more than 100 home runs in today's ballparks and under today's rules. Yet, 1921 is just tip of the iceberg, for Jenkinson's research reveals that during an era of mammoth field dimensions Ruth hit more 450-plus-feet shots than anybody in history, and the conclusions one can draw are mind boggling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786719068
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Jenkinson has served as consultant for The Baseball Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball, The Society for American Baseball Research, The Babe Ruth Museum, and ESPN. He has been quoted in nearly every major American newspaper as well as Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated, and has written several pieces for Sports Weekly. He has also written articles for various Major League teams. He is the acknowledged expert on the history of long distance home runs and one of the country's top Ruth scholoars. Each year, he assists descendents of men who claimed to have played against the Babe in unofficial games. They seek confirmation for their loved ones' cherished memory of sharing a ball field with Babe Ruth. Jenkinson lives in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

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The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs: Recrowning Baseball's Greatest Slugger 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Go_For_It More than 1 year ago
PLAY BALL! Let's go to Wrigley Field for a Chicago Cubs game (or wherever you want). It's the bottom of the 7th inning and you join 40,000 fans singing: "Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back, Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, At the old ball game." The talents of a baseball player.the eyesight of an eagle, bullet like reflexes, run, slide, throw, catch, hit a 95 mile an hour fastball that could take your head off. On that rare occasion a slugger will hit a tape measure homerun out of the ballpark. What a thrill to see. What could be more appropriate, with the 2010 baseball season starting, than to know more about the player who was the greatest slugger of all time, Babe Ruth, the 'Salton of Swat'. How does he compare against today's modern marvels? You're in for a big surprise with THE YEAR Babe Ruth HIT 104 HOME RUNS by Bill Jenkinson, baseball historian. His exhaustive 28 years of research will give you a remarkable look into the life of Babe Ruth, perhaps the greatest athlete of all time. He played every baseball position and is also ranked as one of the best pitchers. Aside from gaining insight into his amazing athlete skills you will discover his 'Winner' qualities. Here are just a few: ? Pride ? Commitment ? Desire ? No excuses ? Risk taker ? Play injured ? Have fun Take the next step, ACTION, and enjoy this can't put down read. You will be delighted and you will add to your 'Winner' qualities. Don't think about it... Don 't talk about it... Just do it... And make NOW the best time of your life! Successfully and Positively, Go_For_It April 2010
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book inspired my fiction novel - Babe, Psyborg and Me. RENIAC, the baseball playing humanoid, says at his press conference: 'Based on a statistical analysis of Mr. Ruth's performance within the historical context of his time, I concur that no one hit the ball as far and as often...' Mr. Jenkinson's research proves this beyond a doubt.