-The Babe Ruth Story as Told to Bob Considine
Perhaps the greatest baseball player of all time, George Herman “Babe” Ruth won seven World Series, set the record for single season and career home runs (HR), and career runs batted in (RBI). He still holds the records for career slugging percentage (SLG) and on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) as of the 2018 season. Ruth was also one of the first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This autobiographical work, told from Ruth’s perspective, was mostly written by Bob Considine as Ruth was battling cancer at the time. The book focuses on Ruth’s life, the character of the teams he played on, and his often fraught relationship with management. Well known for his drinking and womanizing, Ruth’s on-field performance and public persona made him immensely popular in American culture. This notoriety remains true today, over 80 years after Ruth last played professional baseball.
A gift from Mrs T. Lorraine Graber at the bequest of Dr. Ralph Graber.
Babe Ruth, 1895-1948, and Bob Considine, 1906-1975
The Babe Ruth Story as Told to Bob Considine; with 49 photos
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1948.
Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/230786