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Publisher's Summary

He was the biggest man baseball has ever produced. Babe Ruth transcended the sport that brought him fame, money, and adulation, moving beyond the limits of baselines and outfield fences into the mainstream of American life.

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.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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The definitive biography of Babe Ruth

If you want to know about the real Babe Ruth look no further! This Is as good as it gets. Babe Ruth- all the glory, all his warts....

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DEEP, SERIOUS, AND COMPELLING

Enjoyed every hour of this superbly written book about the greatest baseball player ever -- Babe Ruth.

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  • Steven
  • Bloomington, MN, United States
  • 05-20-18

God Bless the Babe

Babe by Robert W. Creamer is a treasure of an audiobook. If you have been looking around audible for THE Babe Ruth book look no further. This book does what a great baseball book should do, you get to know a little of how it must have been to follow this great man’s career. You get the game accounts which I love, plus you get scenes of his personal life and get a good idea of Babe’s personality.

Tom Parker is a greater narrator and he makes an audiobook feel classic, his voice just fits especially due to the time of when this book takes place.

I listened to the Big Bam on Audible a couple of years ago and was disappointed, so I have Babe a chance and this was the Babe Ruth book I have been looking for.

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  • K. Roth
  • Pacific Northwest
  • 02-01-16

the Best Biography of BabecRuth

The Best Biography of Babe Ruth with his beginnings through his Baseball years with only a dabbling thereafter

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Like the book but it skipped over some stuff

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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what a disappointing book

What disappointed you about Babe?

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.

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert W. Creamer again?

unlikely

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