In this extraordinary biography, Creamer uncovers the complex and captivating man behind the legend. He presents the truth behind famous Ruth stories, such as the "called shot" homers and the home run for a dying child, analyzes the astounding statistics with detailed information on specific games, and describes Ruth's varied, often volatile, relations with those around him, from fellow players to fans, friends, and reporters.
From Babe Ruth's early days in a Baltimore orphanage, to the glory days with the Yankees, to his final years, Creamer has drawn an indelible portrait of a true folk hero.
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©1974 Robert W. Creamer; (P)1995 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"This book does far more than tell the facts and myths of Babe Ruth's life. It chronicles a time when baseball was played only on grass and a western road trip for East Coast teams meant a train ride to St. Louis." (AudioFile)
while it may have been well researched, it appears the author had a bias to present the BABE as a neanderthal and seems to ignore his humanity. I wish I could have my money back and time I spent on this.
Overall I liked the book. Probably the best biography on Babe Ruth I have read. However, I was surprise that the author skipped over the death of Babe's first wife, his feud with Lou Gehrig, death of Miller Huggins, and induction into the Hall of Fame. I might have skimmed over it but I sure don't remember listening to it on my bike.
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