Babe

The Legend Comes to Life

By Robert W. Creamer
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780671760700, 448pp.)

Publication Date: April 1992

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"I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can." -- Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth is without a doubt the most famous character ever produced by the sport of baseball. A legendary player, world-famous for his hitting prowess, he transcended the sport to enter the mainstream of American life as an authentic folk hero.
In this extraordinary biography, noted sportswriter Robert W. Creamer reveals the complex man behind the sports legend. From Ruth's early days in a Baltimore orphanage, to the glory days with the Yankees, to his later years, Creamer has drawn a classic portrait of an American original.



About the Author
Robert W. Creamer (1922-2012) was one of the most distinguished American sportswriters of the last half-century. When "Sports Illustrated" was founded in 1954, Creamer was one of the first writers added to its masthead. In the late '60s he began work on a definitive biography of Babe Ruth, whom Creamer had seen as a boy in the stands at Yankee Stadium, when the great player was in his decline. After five years' work he released "Babe", which is still called one of the greatest American sports biographies of all time. In 1984 he published a biography of Casey Stengel, the only man to have worn the uniforms of all four New York ball clubs. Despite retiring in 1984, Creamer continued to write for "Sports Illustrated "and provide commentary for historical sports documentaries.
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