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The Babe Ruth Story

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This is the story of the life Babe Ruth lived to the hilt--the highs and lows, the friendships and feuds, and the loves--in a book filled with the plain-speaking style of the man who came to symbolize America's favorite game. Includes 16 pages of photos.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published April 7th 1992 by Signet (first published January 1st 1948)
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Jun 04, 2012 Haley rated it did not like it
The Babe Ruth Story, by Babe Ruth, takes the reader through the life and times of Babe Ruth. The book begins with a story about many of the childhood hardships that Ruth had to endure, and transitions to Ruth's teenage years when he first began playing baseball. Ruth tells all about his Major League experiences, including the three teams he's been on; the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees. Ruth focuses on his time with the Yankees, because most of his real ...more
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Apr 29, 2014 Sophie Gray added it
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The style of this biography is the type of style that I appreciate most in literature when it comes to books such as biographies. Giving the voice of Babe Ruth himself throughout the informative book gives the audience so much more insight as to what Ruth has gone through and what his life was like, inside and outside the game of baseball. Babe Ruth is famous for his love for the game of baseball and the fact that he was the one to introduce the game universally. The book gives Babe Ruth’s story ...more
Jul 25, 2014 Connie rated it liked it
Interesting perspective on the history of baseball with lots of old timey lingo. My boys will sit and listen to anything sports related and considering they don't play baseball it was a compelling enough tale to keep them hooked.
May 10, 2012 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Read this as a pre-teen and again as a teenager. Great book for young boys who love baseball. He tells tons of stories that you don't get from sports history books on The Babe. It also got into some of his personal life which was cool.
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May 18, 2013 Daniel Brown rated it it was amazing
Terrific story and well written. I recommend it to everyone, regardless of whether or not you're a baseball fan. Very honest.
Mar 04, 2009 Dan rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. A great read about a great sportsman. Also, bought it at a used book store for $200 (it was autographed) and 10 years later sold it for $2500.
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George Herman Ruth, Jr., best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935. Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's ...more
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