Babe Ruth: Launching the Legend (2020)

Babe Ruth: Launching the Legend Jim Reisler Babe Ruth Launching the Legend Between World War I the Black Sox scandal and a dearth of home runs many people thought that would be the beginning of the end of baseball Sure George Herman Ruth had excelled as a pitcher fo
  • Title: Babe Ruth: Launching the Legend
  • Author: Jim Reisler
  • ISBN: 9780071432443
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
Babe Ruth: Launching the Legend Jim Reisler Between World War I, the Black Sox scandal, and a dearth of home runs, many people thought that 1920 would be the beginning of the end of baseball Sure, George Herman Ruth had excelled as a pitcher for the Red Sox and had established himself as a slugger, but one player any player competing in Boston certainly was not enough to save America s pastime As it was, RedBetween World War I, the Black Sox scandal, and a dearth of home runs, many people thought that 1920 would be the beginning of the end of baseball Sure, George Herman Ruth had excelled as a pitcher for the Red Sox and had established himself as a slugger, but one player any player competing in Boston certainly was not enough to save America s pastime As it was, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee cared about producing Broadway shows than he did about winning pennants Perhaps the Red Sox s fifth World Series title in 1918 had left him satiated with baseball success Or, likely, perhaps Frazee simply had his price price USD125,000 Eighty five years and zero World Series titles later, Frazee s fateful decision is eerily regarded as the Curse of the Bambino The timing of Ruth s arrival in New York in 1920 was impeccable For a country exhausted by war and depleted by a raging flu epidemic, Ruth s season of seasons his first with the Yanks was just the tonic America needed Throughout the country, drugstores and newspaper offices had even taken to posting signs outside their doors listing Ruth s staggering accomplishments The Babe finished the 1920 season with a record breaking fifty four home runs than the totals of eleven of the fifteen other big league teams on base percentage of.530 In Launching the Legend Babe Ruth, the 1920 Yankees, and the Team That Saved Baseball, baseball historian and critically acclaimed author Jim Reisler describes the remarkable, transforming impact Babe Ruth and the 1920 Yankees had on the game Their brand of baseball bludgeoning opponents with the long ball was something never before seen, and Ruth s record breaking season created a level of excitement that saved the game as the Chicago Black Sox scandal threatened its very core pivotal moment in baseball history and an era frozen in time, with Ruth, already an emerging star, on the verge of becoming a legend It was a year when Ruth was simply a ballplayer not yet the Ruth of myth, and certainly not the cartoonish, overweight figure of legend portrayed so inaccurately in film As the Black Sox scandal was unfolding, Ruth generated a level of excitement that rescued the game at its darkest hour Performing in America s biggest city and on its biggest stage, with every move chronicled by legendary scribes Damon Runyon, Grantland Rice, Jimmy Cannon, and Westbrook Pegler, helped make Ruth and his mammoth home run the most exciting attraction in sports and gave rise to the Yankee dynasty that endures to this day.
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One thought on “Babe Ruth: Launching the Legend

  1. Zach Koenig

    When I picked up this book, a little voice in the back of my head said prepare to be disappointed I have read numerous Babe Ruth tomes and baseball history books, and so was skeptical that this one could provide me with anything new Oddly enough, however, it did fill in some gaps for mey to be dragged down by a lack of focus.The problem with this book is it needs to be titled something like 1920 The Year That Ruth Built okay, that s cheesy, but you get the point To put only pictures text of Ruth [...]

  2. Juliofregoso

    Babe Ruth was a baseball hero he was the best player Before babe Ruth was a baseball player that no one would be like him The baseball was not good by that time for so many reasons and in 1920 the baseball looked like if it was the end But the babe Ruth joined the New York Yankees it was his best season ever he did great in season When he started playing with New York Yankees and his timing was impeccable, he made a best record breaking that was 54 home runs it was the tonic American needed Ever [...]

  3. George K.

    Babe Ruth Launching the Legend By Jim ReislerBiography259 PagesGeorge Babe Ruth is a Red Sox Baseball player who is a pitcher He finds his batting skills when he hit many home runs then he got traded to the Yankees for 125,000 The Yankees moved him to outfielder and pitcher so every other game he would play outfield or pitch He hit 54 home runs setting the record in 1920 When he started to slump in pitching he got moved to just an outfielder and hit better ever since I think this book is good an [...]

  4. Big League Manager

    This is a good companion to The Pitch That Killed , being another look at the 1920 season following the Yankees this time.

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