The Resource Babe Ruth : launching the legend, Jim Reisler

Babe Ruth : launching the legend, Jim Reisler

Label
Babe Ruth : launching the legend
Title
Babe Ruth
Title remainder
launching the legend
Statement of responsibility
Jim Reisler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reisler, Jim
Dewey number
  • 796.357/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R8
LC item number
R45 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruth, Babe
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
Label
Babe Ruth : launching the legend, Jim Reisler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm52895399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780071432443
Lccn
2003018013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52895399
Label
Babe Ruth : launching the legend, Jim Reisler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm52895399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780071432443
Lccn
2003018013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52895399

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