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The Resource Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greateast home run, Ed Sherman

Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greateast home run, Ed Sherman

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Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greateast home run
Title
Babe Ruth's called shot
Title remainder
the myth and mystery of baseball's greateast home run
Statement of responsibility
Ed Sherman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Game Three of the 1932 World Series between the Cubs and Yankees stood locked at 4-4. Some 50,000 fans had gathered at Wrigley Field that bright October day, but above their roar Ruth heard insults pouring from the Cubs' dugout. He watched a fastball from Cubs pitcher Charlie Root set the count at 2-2. Agitated, the Bambino made a gesture, holding out two fingers--but what did it mean? Lou Gehrig heard him call out: "I'm going to knock the next one down your goddamn throat." Then the game's greatest showman pounded Root's next pitch. The ball whizzed past the centerfield scoreboard and began its long journey into history. In an instant, the legend of the Called Shot was born, the debate about what Ruth actually did still dividing fans and sports historians alike more than 80 years later. Placing the homer in the social and economic contexts of the time, Chicago sportswriter Ed Sherman gives us an in-depth look at one of baseball's most celebrated and enduring moments--including the incredible stories of two hand-held videos taken by fans and rediscovered decades later--and answers the question: Did Ruth really call his shot? "
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherman, Ed
Dewey number
796.357092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R8
LC item number
S44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • World Series (Baseball)
  • Home runs (Baseball)
Label
Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greateast home run, Ed Sherman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 231-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780762785391
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn863991057
  • (OCoLC)863991057
Label
Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greateast home run, Ed Sherman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 231-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780762785391
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn863991057
  • (OCoLC)863991057

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