The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

by Jane Leavy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062380227
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 35,698
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Jane Leavy is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of Sandy Koufax and the comic novel Squeeze Play, called “the best novel ever written about baseball” by Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

Prologue June 13, 1902, Baltimore 1

Chapter 1 October 10, Providence 13

Chapter 2 October 10, Aboard the New York Central to Manhattan 33

Chapter 3 October 11, Trenton 57

Chapter 4 October 12, Cityline 89

Chapter 5 October 13, Asbury Park 119

Chapter 6 October 13-14, Aboard the Manhattan Limited to Lima 141

Chapter 7 October 15, Kansas City, Missouri 167

Chapter 8 October 16, Omaha 187

Chapter 9 October 17, Aboard the Rock Island Line to Des Moines 215

Chapter 10 October 18, Sioux City 239

Chapter 11 October 19, Denver 263

Chapter 12 October 21-22, Bay Area 295

Chapter 13 October 23, Bay Area II 315

Chapter 14 October 25, Marysville 331

Chapter 15 October 26, San Jose 361

Chapter 16 October 28, San Diego 381

Chapter 17 October 29, Fresno 399

Chapter 18 October 30, Los Angeles 435

Epilogue 465

Acknowledgments 479

Appendix 1 The Power of the Man 489

Appendix 2 The Babe's Portfolio 501

Author's Note and Sources 513

Index 593

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Georgia_PeachVB 2 days ago
Bought this signed book for my husband's birthday. He is a walking encyclopedia on baseball history, so he didn't seem overly excited about this book. He only has 40 pages left to read and he is so disappointed...that it is ending! He really enjoyed this book on Babe Ruth and there was plenty of new information in the book. He told me the writer did an excellent job! Yay, I hit it out of the ballfield!