Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

by Kal Wagenheim

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Babe Ruth by Kal Wagenheim

The most famous and enduring baseball player in history, Babe Ruth is remembered for his dramatic heroism not only on the baseball diamond but also in his life.

Kal Wagenheim illustrates this larger-than-life athlete in his book Babe Ruth: His Life & Legend, and describes him as both a product of his childhood in Baltimore and of his formative years as a New York Yankee. Ruth struggled desperately with the dramatic contrast between the poverty of his youth and the glamour and stardom that his famed career brought him, and although his name became synonymous with wooing women and abusing alcohol, nothing could prevent him from becoming one of history’s greatest athletes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759231504
Publisher: EReads
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: "He Fell from a Tree"1
Inning 1
"Little George"9
"He Is a Fork-Hander"16
"They Called Each Other 'Hon'"24
Inning 2
"Two-Head!"31
"It's a Gift"45
Inning 3
"The Diamond-Studded Ball-Buster"55
"Crack It, Babe!"66
"You've Got This Country Goofy"79
Inning 4
"Are Tonsils but Useless Appendages?"115
"The House That Ruth Built"132
Inning 5
"The Bellyache Heard Round the World"147
"Keep Cool with Cabbage"161
Inning 6
"Hey, Kiddo, a Little Bi"173
"I'm a Friend of Al's"184
Inning 7
The Crash211
Inning 8
"Lucky, Lucky, Lucky"233
"Bull in a Bear Market"241
"I Want That Ball!246
"How Does It Feel, Babe?"255
Inning 9
"Why Should It Happen to Me?"271
"Don't Come Back Tomorrow"285

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