Sports Illustrated called the book "an entertaining and exhaustive account of a tumultuous season" and Robert W. Creamer, author of the definitive biography of Ruth, said "Mr. Wood has lit upon one of the most turbulent and important and at ...
Author: Allan Wood
Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox is the first complete account of Boston's fifth World Series championship. The year is famous, but most fans know very little about the season. During that tumultuous summer, the Great War in Europe cast an ominous shadow over the national game, as enlistments and the draft wreaked havoc with every team's roster. Players and owners fought bitterly over contracts and revenue, the parks were infested with gamblers, and the Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs almost called off the World Series. And a Boston player known as The Colossus -- 23-year-old Babe Ruth -- began his historic transformation from pitching ace to the game's greatest slugger. Wood also poses a chilling question: Was the 1918 World Series fixed? Sports Illustrated called the book "an entertaining and exhaustive account of a tumultuous season" and Robert W. Creamer, author of the definitive biography of Ruth, said "Mr. Wood has lit upon one of the most turbulent and important and at the same time least known years in baseball history. He has done remarkable, revelatory research, and he has a clean, clear way of writing."
... (John McGraw) 1912 Red Sox/Giants 1913 A's/Giants 1914 Braves/A's 1915
Red Sox/Phillies (Babe Ruth) 1916 Red Sox/Dodgers (Babe Ruth) 1917 White
Sox/Giants 1918 Red Sox/Cubs 1919 Reds/White Sox 1920 Indians/Dodgers (
Author: Bob Lemke
More than 450,000 listings and 600,000 prices make this the most comprehensive price and identification guide for baseball cards ever published. Collectors can identify and evaluate virtually any baseball card and select collectibles. The alphabetical index helps users easily and quickly find specific cards.
BOS 102 000 000 3 9 0 STL 000 000 000 0 4 0 RAS BOSTON RED SOX AB R
HRBI Damon cf 5 1 2 1 Cabrera ss 5 0 0 0 Ramirez If 4 0 1 ... 1916 Behind the
pitching of young lefthander Babe Ruth , the Red Sox defeat the Brooklyn
Dodgers . ... 1918 Red Sox triumph over the Chicago Cubs to win their 6th World
Author: James Preller
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
World Series stats and facts of several of the best players and teams in baseball.
... Washington Senators 1918 Babe Ruth , Boston Red Sox 1960 Mickey Mantle ,
New York Yankees Clarence Walker , Philadelphia Athletics 1961 Roger Maris ,
New York Yankees 1919 Babe Ruth , Boston Red Sox 1962 Harmon Killebrew ...
Author: Zander Hollander
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
A fine background book that explains the game, the rules, and the positions as well as giving some baseball history.
518 off Jack Russell in Boston, reads, "Please Forgive Boston." Longtime Red
Sox fan Dan Berger submitted a theory as to why the Sox would win in '95: ♢ In
1918, the last time the Sox won, Babe Ruth collected 95 hits in 95 games.
Author: Dan Shaughnessy
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Explores the history and atmosphere of Fenway Park while introducing the "Red Sox Nation" and meditating on four seasons of Red Sox baseball
Twenty-eight members of the Society for American Baseball Research have compiled the most in-depth look at the 1918 Red Sox ever published in a volume that recaptures a season played in the shadow of the First World War and profiles the ...
Author: Bill Nowlin
Twenty-eight members of the Society for American Baseball Research have compiled the most in-depth look at the 1918 Red Sox ever published in a volume that recaptures a season played in the shadow of the First World War and profiles the thirty-two players on a team that included such notables as Babe Ruth and Harry Hooper. Original.
Set in 1918, Dear Frank offers the reader a glimpse of life in Boston during the waning days of World War I. Young Andrew, writing to his older brother Frank, a serviceman fighting overseas, is intent on keeping his brother abreast of all ...
Author: W. Nikola-Lisa
Set in 1918, Dear Frank offers the reader a glimpse of life in Boston during the waning days of World War I. Young Andrew, writing to his older brother Frank, a serviceman fighting overseas, is intent on keeping his brother abreast of all that is going on around him, especially the rising fortunes of the Boston Red Sox, led by the young left-hander--and hard-hitting--Babe Ruth.
Deveney lays out the case and let's readers decide if the fix was in." —Paul Sullivan, Cubs beat writer, Chicago Tribune "This book gives the reader a fun and honest look at baseball as it used to be-- the good guys, the gamblers, the ...
Author: Sean Deveney
IN THE GRAND TRADITION OF EIGHT MEN OUT . . . the untold story of baseball’s ORIGINAL SCANDAL Did the Chicago Cubs throw the World Series in 1918—and get away with it? Who were the players involved—and why did they do it? Were gambling and corruption more widespread across the leagues than previously believed? Were the players and teams “cursed” by their actions? Finally, is it time to rewrite baseball history? With exclusive access to surprising new evidence, Sporting News reporter Sean Deveney details a scandal at the core of baseball’s greatest folklore—in a golden era as exciting and controversial as our sports world today. This inside look at the pivotal year of 1918 proves that baseball has always been a game overrun with colorful characters, intense human drama, and explosive controversy. "The Original Curse is not just about baseball. It is a sweeping portrait of America at war in 1918. . . . In the end, the proper question is not, ‘How could a player from that era fix the World Series?’ It’s, ‘How could he not?’” —Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports, from the Introduction "Sean Deveney plays connect-the-dots in this intriguing account of a possible conspiracy to throw the 1918 World Series. Thoroughly researched and well written, The Original Curse is a must-read for baseball fans and anyone who loves a good mystery. Is Max Flack the Shoeless Joe of the 1918 Cubs? Deveney lays out the case and let's readers decide if the fix was in." —Paul Sullivan, Cubs beat writer, Chicago Tribune "This book gives the reader a fun and honest look at baseball as it used to be-- the good guys, the gamblers, the cheaters, the drunks, the inept leaders. But, more than that, it puts those characters into the context of Chicago, Boston and America at the time of World War I, and you wind up with a unique way to explain the motivations of those characters." —David Kaplan, host, Chicago Tribune Live and WGN's Sports Central “Deveney’s painstaking study of the 1918 World Series between the Cubs and Red Sox argues that the Black Sox scandal was not an aberration and might have had an antecedent. Deveney’s scholarship does not detract from his ability to spin a good tale: his tendency to imagine players’ conversations will remind readers of Leigh Montville’s The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth…. A welcome companion to Susan Dellinger’s Red Legs and Black Sox: Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series, Deveney’s book contributes greatly to our understanding of this decisive period in baseball and American morals." —Library Journal
George Herman Ruth Jr - far better known as Babe Ruth - was surely baseball's first superstar. This book charts and reprints the newspaper coverage of Babe's career at the Boston Red Sox from 1914 to 1920.
Author: Rob Rackham
George Herman Ruth Jr - far better known as Babe Ruth - was surely baseball's first superstar. This book charts and reprints the newspaper coverage of Babe's career at the Boston Red Sox from 1914 to 1920. Articles are taken from the New York Times; Boston Daily Globe; Los Angeles Times; and the Chicago Tribune. Includes one of the very first in-depth profiles of the Babe from 1918; and many photographs of Babe and the people shaping his career in his Red Sox tenure. Recommended to both the general reader and to hardcore Babe fans.
The Boston Red Sox responded by organizing a special ceremony for the
descendants of the 1918 world champions . Babe Ruth's daughter , Harry
Hooper's son , Fred Thomas's wife , and Harry Frazee's great - grandson were
among the ...
Author: Ty Waterman
Presents a compilation of newspaper articles and cartoons covering the 1918 Boston Red Sox
As hard as it is to believe , Babe Ruth was once one of the best pitchers in
baseball . In fact , he didn ' t play any other position for the Red Sox until 1918 .
During the 1918 season , Boston team captain Harry Hooper went to Red Sox
Author: Richard Rambeck
Publisher: Childs World Incorporated
A biography of the baseball player who became famous as a home run hitter for the New York Yankees.
Babe Ruth crosses home plate after slugging his record - breaking 60th home
run of 1927 on the last day of the season . ... In 1918 Red Sox manager Ed
Barrow decided to try to capitalize on Ruth ' s hitting skill and , in an
Author: Alan Minsky
Publisher: Metro Books
Showcases baseball's greatest sluggers of yesterday and today, from Babe Ruth to Hank Aaron to Ken Griffey, Jr., and the greatest homeruns of all time.
DSTON RED SOX The Red Sox wiped out 86 years of frustration in just five days
. ... 1915 , 1916 , 1918 With Babe Ruth developing into the best left - handed
pitcher in baseball , the Sox defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in 1915 and the ...
Author: Luke Friend
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
Cheney fans 21 in 16 innings. In 1962, Washington Senator's pitcher Tom Cheney set a major league strike-out record: twenty-one batters in a sixteen inning marathon. These events and much more are collected in a comprehensive and compact compendium, The Best Book of Baseball Facts and Stats. Information packed, this book records all the important players, teams, games and statistics, and: Profiles of more than one hundred current and all-time great players Charts the Major League franchises from their beginnings to their current standings Details every World Series since 1903 and many other key games Highlights the contributions of the best managers and how they shaped the game Celebrates the great stadiums like Fenway's Green Monster and Wrigley Field Discusses the facts behind the notorious scandals and controversies Lists comprehensive statistics for each position: single-game and single-season leaders for both the regular season and championships Lists award winners, MVPs, rookies of the year, and Hall of Fame inductees. Do you know the 1954 American League MVP? Want to read the most famous Yogi-ism? Enjoy reading the extraordinary achievements of the baseball's finest players? The Best Book of Baseball Facts and Stats is the ideal reference for baseball fans of all ages.
The first Series was won by the Red Sox in 1903 . And , starting in Fenway ' s
inaugural season of 1912 , the Red Sox began a hegemony that , by 1918 , had
added four world titles in a span of just seven seasons . In 1918 Babe Ruth won
Author: Thomas Boswell
Publisher: Doubleday Books
The Washington Post sports columnist presents a collection of his most memorable baseball writings, offering his selections of a player from each position who exemplifies the best in baseball.
Highlights in the Life of BABE RUTH 1895 George Herman Ruth , Jr. , is born in
Baltimore , Maryland , on February 6 . 1902 George is sent to ... In July , Babe
joins a major league team , the Boston Red Sox . In October , he ... for the Red
Sox . 1917 1918 Babe begins playing outfield so he can have more opportunities
to hit .
Author: Lisa Eisenberg
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub
Examines the life, career, and personality of the famous baseball player.