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The Big Bam by Leigh Montville
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Dec 09, 08

bookshelves: biography, sports

The thing I take from a book like this is while Babe Ruth may have been a little over the top during his playing days, he is a sympathetic figure in a lot of ways. He was a boy without a family, raised in a school for "wayward boys", and then thrust into the spotlight as the nation's greatest baseball player. For all the money he made as a player, the revenues he generated was much greater than that. All he wanted to do was show that he could manage in the majors, and like much of his career, he was used to make more money for the owners of baseball.
I thought it was a clear look into the world that was Babe Ruth and worked to dispell a lot of the mythology around the legend of the Great Bambino.

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