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Babe Ruth : launching the legend

Auteur: Jim Reisler
Uitgever: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"For a country exhausted by the tragedies of war and depleted by a raging flu epidemic, the timing of George Herman Ruth's arrival in New York in 1920 was perfect. Baseball had never seen anything like him on or off the field. His confident swagger, seductive charisma, and powerhouse swing at the plate was just what the country needed to forget its sorrows and kick off the jubilation of the Jazz Age." "This is the
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Genoemd persoon: Babe Ruth
Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Jim Reisler
ISBN: 0071432442 9780071432443
OCLC-nummer: 52895399
Beschrijving: xvi, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Inhoud: 1. "I can't turn that down" : Babe Ruth becomes a Yankee --
2. "I still can't believe what I saw" : legend in the making --
3. "I'll show you some hitting of the old apple" : the '20 Yanks take shape --
4. "A sofa cushion on Grant's tomb" : play ball! --
5. "The most alarming menace" : Ruth & the Yanks hit their stride --
6. "They have never seen his equal" : Ruth heats up --
7. "What counts is socking that ball and giving it a ride" : Ruth becomes the sports phenomenon of the age --
8. "They came from as far as Kokomo and as near as the Bronx" : a nail-biting A.L. race captivates the country --
9. "An accident pure and simple" : a tragic diversion to the race --
10. "A tremendous concept of anticipation fulfilled when the homer is made" : the Babe is bigger than baseball --
11. "Burn(ing) my bridges and jump(ing) off the ruins" : the black sox shake baseball's core --
12. "Almost as mny home runs as Heinz has pickles" : a Titanic blast when baseball needed it most --
13. "I ain't gonna be leaving for awhile yet" : making of the myth.
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"For a country exhausted by the tragedies of war and depleted by a raging flu epidemic, the timing of George Herman Ruth's arrival in New York in 1920 was perfect. Baseball had never seen anything like him on or off the field. His confident swagger, seductive charisma, and powerhouse swing at the plate was just what the country needed to forget its sorrows and kick off the jubilation of the Jazz Age." "This is the story of that incredible year and the transforming power of Babe Ruth and the Yankees of 1920.".

"When Americans wanted desperately to move on, drink gin, dance the Charleston, and enjoy a good game of baseball, the Babe gave it to them. Big time. Not only did he hit a record-breaking 54 home runs that season, he unleashed a new way to play the game, helped launch the Yankee dynasty, and saved baseball in the midst of the devastating Black Sox scandal. History was in the making." "Told in luminous prose by baseball writer Jim Reisler, Babe Ruth: Launching the Legend is a rare glimpse into the story that started it all, a year when Ruth was simply a ballplayer, an emerging star on the very verge of becoming a mythic hero."--BOOK JACKET.

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