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All the Babe's men : baseball's greatest home run seasons and how they changed America

Author: Eldon L Ham
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the evolution of the home run's popularity in baseball through an analysis of historic long-ball seasons, the sport's superstars, and the steroid era.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eldon L Ham
ISBN: 9781597979382 1597979384
OCLC Number: 795759554
Description: xiv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The home run mystique --
Our national metaphor --
Baseball's Ante Diem --
Ruth: the quantum leap --
The missiles of Mudville --
The home run that changed America --
The immaculate deception --
The game of infamy --
Manipulating history --
The missiles of Camelot --
The rise and fall of Roger Maris --
Stealing history --
The dead ball malaise --
Sosa-McGwire: the summer that roared --
New York, New York --
The scarlet number --
Men, Mudville, and DiMaggio.
Responsibility: Eldon L. Ham.

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Revisits the fantastic era of Babe Ruth through the home run seasons of Barry Bonds. Why are Americans obsessed with the home run in sports, business, and even life? What made the steroid era  Read more...

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As a historian and law professor, Eldon Ham is uniquely positioned to show us why the home run has always meant something beyond the box score and why it always will. "All the Babe s Men" will prove Read more...

 
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