Babe

  • by Robert W. Creamer
  • Narrated by Tom Parker
  • 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He was the biggest man baseball has ever produced. Babe Ruth transcended the sport that brought him fame, money, and adulation, moving beyond the limits of baselines and outfield fences into the mainstream of American life. In this extraordinary biography, Creamer uncovers the complex and captivating man behind the legend. He presents the truth behind famous Ruth stories, such as the "called shot" homers and the home run for a dying child, analyzes the astounding statistics with detailed information on specific games, and describes Ruth's varied, often volatile, relations with those around him, from fellow players to fans, friends, and reporters.
From Babe Ruth's early days in a Baltimore orphanage, to the glory days with the Yankees, to his final years, Creamer has drawn an indelible portrait of a true folk hero.

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What the Critics Say

"This book does far more than tell the facts and myths of Babe Ruth's life. It chronicles a time when baseball was played only on grass and a western road trip for East Coast teams meant a train ride to St. Louis." (AudioFile)

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The definitive biography of Babe Ruth

If you want to know about the real Babe Ruth look no further! This Is as good as it gets. Babe Ruth- all the glory, all his warts....
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- Richard Timberger

DEEP, SERIOUS, AND COMPELLING

Enjoyed every hour of this superbly written book about the greatest baseball player ever -- Babe Ruth.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.