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Book Title: The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend|
The author of the book: Glenn Stout
ISBN 13: 9781250064318
Format files: PDF
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Edition: Thomas Dunne Books
Date of issue: March 8th 2016
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The complete story surrounding the most famous and significant player transaction in professional sports
The sale of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919 is one of the pivotal moments in baseball history, changing the fortunes of two of baseball's most storied franchises, and helping to create the legend of the greatest player the game has ever known.
More than a simple transaction, the sale resulted in a deal that created the Yankee dynasty, turned Boston into an also-ran, helped save baseball after the Black Sox scandal and led the public to fall in love with Ruth. Award-winning baseball historian Glenn Stout reveals brand-new information about Babe and the unique political situation surrounding his sale, including:
-Prohibition and the lifting of Blue Laws in New York affected Yankees owner and beer baron Jacob Ruppert
-Previously unexplored documents reveal that the mortgage of Fenway Park did not factor into the Ruth sale
- Ruth's disruptive influence on the Red Sox in 1918 and 1919, including sabermetrics showing his negative impact on the team as he went from pitcher to outfielder.
Winner of the 2017 Larry Ritter Award by the Society for American Baseball Research as best book of the Deadball Era
The Selling of the Babe is the first book to focus on the ramifications of the sale and captures the central moment of Ruth's evolution from player to icon, and will appeal to fans of The Kid and Pinstripe Empire. Babe's sale to New York and the subsequent selling of Ruth to America led baseball from the Deadball Era and sparked a new era in the game, one revolved around the long ball and one man, The Babe.
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Read information about the authorAuthor of The Selling of the Babe (2016), Fenway 1912 (2012) and Young Woman the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World (2009) currently set up and in development at Paramount Pictures (ETA 2019?). Since becoming a full-time writer in 1993, Glenn Stout has written, ghostwritten or edited more than 90 books representing sales in excess of two million copies. Stout is also author of The Cubs, The Dodgers, Nine Months at Ground Zero, Yankees Century, Red Sox Century, and has served as Series Editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception. Glenn also consults on a variety of writing projects (books, proposals, Longform narratives) and teaches narrative non-fiction at the Archer City Story Center. He lives in Vermont.
His next book will be a comprehensive definitive book on the Boston and New England Patriots.