The Big Bam

The Big Bam

The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

Book - 2006
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Babe Ruth was baseball's original superstar, and for more than eighty-five years he has remained the sport's reigning titan. Now Leigh Montville, whose recent New York Times bestselling biography of Ted Williams garnered glowing reviews, brings his unerring touch to this intimate, revelatory portrait of the Babe. Based on newly discovered documents and interviews--including thousands of pages of Ruth's personal scrapbooks --THE BIG BAM traces Ruth's life from his childhood in an orphanage to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the world's most explosive slugger. Montville explores every aspect of the man and the myths, giving readers an insider's perspective on Ruth's larger-than-life personality and making it clear why his legend looms as large as ever. At a time when baseball is being shaken by controversy and scandal, THE BIG BAM brings back the glory days of baseball and brilliantly illuminates its most legendary--and truly remarkable--hero.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780385514378
Branch Call Number: 796.357092 Ruth-M 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 390 p. :,ill


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IBIDPAUL May 03, 2011

Did Babe call his shot in the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field? Monteville has written a lively account of one of the greatest and most unconventional ballplayers.

Jul 15, 2009

This is an amazing book for anyone who loves the game of baseball. This book is very well written and allows for the reader to believe or not believe the many questions, myths, legends and rumors surrounding the most charismatic Sports Figure perhaps of all time...Babe Ruth.

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