Creamer debunks the bellyache myth and the called shot, no big deal there. But he also shows the times that produced the Babe, and their mark on him - from the casual racism and ethnic slurs he and others had and used - and his compassion towards people down on their luck, especially kids.
That part of the story cannot be overblown.
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And, of course, he describes the terrible treatment the Yanks and baseball gave him late in his career. Babe Ruth is often shown to be this cigar-chomping, fast-living caricature of a man, and in many ways, he was all that. Creamer's book shows us, though, that Babe was also much, much more. Dec 30, Brian rated it really liked it. It traces his upbringing, mostly in St. Mary's home for boys, his rise as a baseball player, first for the minor league team in Baltimore, then as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, and finally as an outfielder for the New York Yankees.
Creamer does a great job of documenting just how dominant Babe Ruth was in his day. His batting statistics remain incredibly impress This is the life story of George Herman Babe Ruth from his birth in in Baltimore to his death in in New York City. His batting statistics remain incredibly impressive. Robert Creamer was sympathetic overall, but still did not hesitate to relay the less honorable attributes of Babe, which mostly dealt with his extra-curricular sexual activities.
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Nevertheless, it appears that Babe Ruth remained a young boy at heart all of his life and with only a few rare occasions, treated every young kid with interest and respect. In that regard, today's ballplayers could still benefit from his example. Any baseball fan interested in the history of the game would most likely enjoy this book.
At pages, it is a pretty quick read. Jan 17, Samuel Godinho rated it really liked it Shelves: The Legend comes to life is a biography on Babe Ruth, it focuses mainly around his career and what made him such a respected baseball player, but it also has chapters on his childhood and school. It mentions how he trained and his early baseball career. Babe Ruth had a major impact on baseball and changed New York's history. I really liked this book! There is a lot of interesting facts about any little thing he did, there are a few curse words which means it's intended for a more mature aud Babe: There is a lot of interesting facts about any little thing he did, there are a few curse words which means it's intended for a more mature audience.
If it elaborated more on his childhood and such it would make it that much better. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes sports or loves baseball, although, you should have a basic knowledge of baseball, I knew nothing about how baseball works and this book uses a lot of terms that I didn't understand, but still an interesting read! Aug 15, Jillian Haley added it. In the book, "Babe: Creamer, it gives a detailed run down of Babe Ruth's life. From when he was a boy in a religious school all his life, until the end of his successful life.
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It talked about how successful he was as a baseball player, and how became the legend everybody remembers him of today. Babe Ruth impacted the American culture by making baseball one of America's favorite pastimes, and giving athletes around the world determination to be successful l In the book, "Babe: Babe Ruth impacted the American culture by making baseball one of America's favorite pastimes, and giving athletes around the world determination to be successful like him.
The theme of the text is very positive and upbringing, because it shows that even when he had a bad life growing up, he was able to overcome so many obstacles to become such a legend. I would recommend this book to people who like baseball history or the sport in general because it really goes into depth about one of the greats. Fans of baseball history. Originally published in , Creamer's book was the first "serious" biography of Ruth and remains the standard work on the subject.
The first few chapters are a bit slow as the author painstakingly chips away at decades of apocrypha and rumor to reconcile the many conflicting accounts of the Babe's youth. The pace picks up once Ruth reaches the big leagues and really takes off after he's sold to the Yankees. Creamer is frank about the Babe's ravenous appetites and the effect these had on those Originally published in , Creamer's book was the first "serious" biography of Ruth and remains the standard work on the subject.
Creamer is frank about the Babe's ravenous appetites and the effect these had on those around him, notably his first wife. Ultimately, Ruth comes off as a jovial, well-meaning but rather selfish man who was fun to be around but not someone you'd want to depend on. This Kindle edition has a hyperlinked table of contents and index but contains no photographs save the cover. May 03, Stan Takemoto rated it really liked it. The definitive biography of the larger than life piece of Americana. This is a reissue of a book that was written in , well before Barry Bonds and the Steroid era.
This was a really quick read - not because it's a small and easy to read book, but because Mr. Creamer does a great job holding your attention. You have to figure out some of the slang that's used, both by the subject of the book and the author. Since all events of this book occur in the first half of the 20th century, the author re The definitive biography of the larger than life piece of Americana. Since all events of this book occur in the first half of the 20th century, the author relies on newspaper accounts which were often imprecise and full of hyperbole and recollections of people who actually saw the event.
The result is an often charming remembrance of a national hero who was also coarse and unsophisticated. Dec 29, Bill O'driscoll rated it really liked it. Great bio of Ruth, beautifully written, generally acclaimed as one of the best sports bios. Creamer wrote it some four decades ago, and was still able to interview plenty of people who knew Ruth and his exploits first-hand.
Also written prior to the contemporary and highly aggravating vogue for recreating dialogue from incidents at which the neither author, nor any direct witness he can cite, was present. The book is generally sympathetic, though far from hagiography: George Herman was more or Great bio of Ruth, beautifully written, generally acclaimed as one of the best sports bios. George Herman was more or less an overgrown boy with the appetites of three grown men, Creamer makes clear that this wasn't always pleasant for those close to him.
Still, a delightful work that manages despite the highly visible warts to leave Ruth's myth intact. Babe Ruth really does come to life in this popular versus scholarly biography. I didn't realize how well-rounded a player Ruth was. The legend is great slugger, good pitcher, lots of strike-outs; the truth is great slugger arguably the best ever even to now , very good if sometimes erratic pitcher, high batting averages, good all-around player.
His personal life was a mess — heavy drinker, constant womanizer, egotistic, unreal and irrational self-image, fun to be around, notoriously self-cent Babe Ruth really does come to life in this popular versus scholarly biography. His personal life was a mess — heavy drinker, constant womanizer, egotistic, unreal and irrational self-image, fun to be around, notoriously self-centered, perhaps layman's opinion manic-depressive — but his childhood was a mess that it seems he never broke away from.
Apr 06, Scotty rated it it was amazing. Babe was everything to baseball and sports. This is one of the best biographies ever written. A reader doesn't have to love baseball to enjoy the stories of the sultan of swat. Not only did he live big but he made baseball and sports big. He is responsible for Yankee stadium, pinstripes on the Yankee uniforms because the owner thought that they would make him look thinner and numbers on the back of jerserys so they could sell programs and fans could identify their heroes.
This is one of the best Babe was everything to baseball and sports. This is one of the best adult adaptions of Babe Ruth as no stone is left unturned. If you liked Ken Burns Baseball then this is the book for you. May 07, Nancy Graham rated it it was amazing. Focuses on Ruth's amazing on-field exploits with jaunts into his much-hyped personal life. A home run powerhouse, Babe Ruth came to prominence in an era when 12 homers a season topped the league and then he consistently hit more than Ruth was so much more than a home run hitter, though -- routinely among league leaders in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
He was also an effective base stealer, pitcher and fielder. One of the first five ballplayers admitt Excellent. One of the first five ballplayers admitted to Cooperstown, Babe Ruth revolutionized baseball forever. Sep 18, Alshia Moyez rated it it was amazing. This was great- one of my favorite sports bios. I know the author did a lot of research but I often found myself experiencing what I did while reading Boulevard of Broken Dreams -the James Dean bio.
There were just too many details in places where there shouldn't have been. I can't explain it but a lot of this felt like these were details the author or anyone else besides Babe couldn't possibly have known. This is a great book on Babe Ruth that is not just about tossing out a bunch of stats on how great of a ballplayer he was.
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