The Big Bam

The Big Bam

The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

Large Print - 2006
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Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including pages from Ruth's personal scrapbooks--this book traces Ruth's life from his bleak childhood in Baltimore to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the world's most explosive slugger and cultural luminary. Sports biographer Montville explores every aspect of the man, paying particular attention to the myths that have always surrounded him. At a time when modern baseball is grappling with assorted controversies, this book brings back the pure glory days of the game.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print : Distributed by Random House, c2006
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780739326411
0739326414
Branch Call Number: 92 R932m 2006 Large Type
Characteristics: large print
641 p. (large print), [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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In 1927, the Babe hit 60 home runs, a record that stood for 34 years. One of sports first superstars, his story is worth reading.


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IBIDPAUL May 03, 2011

Did Babe call his shot in the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field? Monteville has written a lively account of one of the greatest and most unconventional ballplayers.

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Jul 15, 2009

This is an amazing book for anyone who loves the game of baseball. This book is very well written and allows for the reader to believe or not believe the many questions, myths, legends and rumors surrounding the most charismatic Sports Figure perhaps of all time...Babe Ruth.

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