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

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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 ...

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780786719068
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 412
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Historian Defines the Greatest Player of All Time

    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.

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