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Babe Ruth

Wilborn Hampton - Author

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ISBN 9781101022337 | 208 pages | 19 Mar 2009 | Viking Children's | 8.26 x 5.23in | 12 - AND UP years
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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.


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