Going Yard includes everything anyone would want to know about home runs—from the rise of Babe Ruth, whose prodigious power revolutionized the sport in the Roaring Twenties and the most famous All-Star game and World Series round-trippers to up-close-and-personal profiles of the 500 home-run club—the men who have crashed the most homers in Major League history. Packed with statistics, photos, diagrams, and lists, this fun and fact-filled book will provide hours of entertainment and answers for any baseball fan’s round-tripper trivia questions.
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About the Author
Lew Freedman has authored more than 50 books. The award-winning journalist is currently the sports editor at the Republic newspaper in Columbus, Indiana. He has previously worked for the Anchorage Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the author of The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History, Cubs Essential, Then Ozzie Said to Harold . . . " The Best Chicago White Sox Stories Ever Told, White Sox Essential, " and Fergie: My Life from the Cubs to Cooperstown with Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. He lives in Columbus, Indiana. Frank Thomas is a former baseball player who was nicknamed the “Big Hurt” for his strength and power. He hit 521 homeruns in his career.