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Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse

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Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Jaclyn Knight
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Based on the cover & description of this book, I was not expecting literally 1/2 of it to be about the 2004 Red Sox team. Obviously that would be included but I didn’t expect it to take up so much of the book instead of talking mostly about Babe Ruth. I would suggest that a kid reading it be old enough & have enough baseball knowledge to be able to follow play by play descriptions. Some sections are very little story & more action description so could be hard for younger kids to follow. My 6 yea ...more
Katie Hunt
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book aloud to my 6 and 9 years old children and they LOVED hearing about The Babe, the curse, and Red Sox history. A great read for any baseball fan, especially those up and coming members of Red Sox Nation.
Kent
Dec 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Bad....sounds like it was written by and for a 9 year old!!...I will keep an eye out for a decent biography of this great baseball player....
Sarah
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse by David Adler is a biography about the famous baseball player Babe Ruth. Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series. This was all because Babe Ruth was the homerun record holding baseball player, but some people on the Red Sox felt that Babe Ruth was too much trouble, and was traded to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became an amazing team. And the Red Sox didn’t ...more
Kathleen
Mar 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports, biography
I remember as a kid liking the Babe Ruth story from that "Childhood of Famous Americans" series. So this book caught my eye, and though I don't consider myself a baseball fan, I really enjoyed it! The author's descriptions of great moments in game history are full of suspense, but in simple enough vocabulary for early chapter book readers. Age-and-reading-level-appropriate details about Ruth's life, the history of the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and the lengendary curse over the Red Sox, as ...more
Jessica Haider
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, boston
I read this aloud to my 7 year old since he is a big baseball fan and he really enjoyed it. It is a non-fiction account of Babe Ruth's time with the Boston Red Sox and "the curse". It follows the curse through to current times when the Red Sox finally reversed the curse. The book is just the right level for young readers and middle grade kids. There are lots of facts but the book holds the kids' interest. ...more
Daniel H
Mar 05, 2010 rated it liked it
the game has ended the red sox had won the world series and freed the curse! Jason Varitek the boston catcher leapt with excitment into the arms of the pitcher Keith Foulke. The fans held up their signs that said "the curse Is Reversed" for the first time in eghty six years. Boston held the world series trophy over the huddle cried with joy. ...more
David
Feb 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is a great book that's right for everyone. Baseball, Babe Ruth, the Boston Red Sox--it's perfect! ...more
Liz
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nonfiction account of Babe Ruth and the supposed 'baseball curse' that kept the Red Sox from winning the World Series for 86 years. Written for kiddos. Interesting for grown-ups. ...more
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David A. Kelly is an established book, magazine, and newspaper writer who has written for a wide variety of outlets, including: Author, Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse, Random House, Spring, 2009, Ballpark Mystery Series, Random House, Spring, 2011; Contributor, The New York Times "Practical Guide to Practically Everything";- Travel writer, New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Post, Chicago Sun ...more

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