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Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse
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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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
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
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
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
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 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