Grade 9-10 An easy-to-read biography illustrated with an assortment of photographs depicting the life of the immortal George Herman Ruth. The book chronicles Babe Ruth's rise from his underpriviledged childhood on the docks in Maryland to one of America's sporting heros. Readers can follow Ruth's career from the days when he pitched for the Boston Red Sox to his retirement as a New York Yankee, examining his good points as well as his excesses. Boxed highlights and statistics end each chapter, letting readers easily follow Ruth's career. Baseball enthusiasts will enjoy reading about this legendary figure. L. R. Little, Houston Secondary School, B.C., Canada Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Many great ballplayers have walked the diamonds before and after Babe Ruth, but none have ever come close to his star power. He was truly the equivalent of a rock star; he altered the very way the game was played. Before he arrived, the game was "small ball", players worked for simple hits and thought to move one base at a time. However, the home run proved to be so popular with the fans, that in only a few years it became the prime offensive weapon. One of the most incredible sports statistics … more