Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670063055, 203pp.
Publication Date: March 19, 2009
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Babe Ruth is still regarded as perhaps the greatest baseball player ever to step on a diamond. Born into a poor family in Baltimore, George Herman Ruth Jr. was sent to a Catholic reform school at age seven, where he learned how to play baseball. Initially a talented southpaw, the Babe went on to shatter every home-run record on the books?and when fewer games were played in a season and a heavier ball was used. In this engaging and fast-paced biography, award-winning author Wilborn Hampton shares with readers The Babe was also a man of big heart, temper, and appetite.
About the Author
Wilborn Hampton has been an editor and book and theater critic for the New York Times. He is also the award-winning author of "Up Close: Elvis Presley" (Viking) and "Kennedy Assassinated!." He lives in New York City.