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Babe Ruth : a twentieth-century life

Author: Wilborn Hampton
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009.
Series: Up close.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born into a poor family in Baltimore, George Herman Ruth Jr. was sent to a Catholic reform school at age seven, where he learned how to play baseball. Initially a talented southpaw, the Babe went on to shatter every home-run record on the books--when fewer games were played in a season and a heavier ball was used.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Babe Ruth; Babe Ruth; Baseball players; Babe Ruth
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilborn Hampton
ISBN: 9780670063055 0670063053
OCLC Number: 228676684
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Target Audience: Ages 11 up.
Description: 203 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Up close.
Responsibility: by Wilborn Hampton.
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Born into a poor family in Baltimore, George Herman Ruth Jr. was sent to a Catholic reform school at age seven, where he learned how to play baseball. Initially a talented southpaw, the Babe went on to shatter every home-run record on the books--when fewer games were played in a season and a heavier ball was used.

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