Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports

Babe Ruth Legends in Sports In a career that spanned over thirty years George Herman Babe Ruth changed the way the sport of baseball was played He was the first true power hitter a strong pitcher and in the outfield made some

  • Title: Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports
  • Author: Matt Christopher Glenn Stout
  • ISBN: 9780316011136
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a career that spanned over thirty years, George Herman Babe Ruth changed the way the sport of baseball was played He was the first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and in the outfield made some amazing game saving catches His love of the sport shined through in the way he laughed while jogging around the bases, in how he kidded and horsed around with teammates,In a career that spanned over thirty years, George Herman Babe Ruth changed the way the sport of baseball was played He was the first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and in the outfield made some amazing game saving catches His love of the sport shined through in the way he laughed while jogging around the bases, in how he kidded and horsed around with teammates, and in his overall determination to win But there was a darker side to Babe, one that nearly ruined his career and his life In the end, however, Ruth managed to overcome his personal demons, recapture his health, and go on to lead his beloved Yankees to championship status Simply put, there has never been another player like the Babe This comprehensive biography of one of baseball s most memorable legends also comes with photos.

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    1. Matt Christopher Glenn Stout

      Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they re looking for fast paced, action packed sports novels He is the best selling author of than one hundred sports books for young readers.Matt Christopher is America s bestselling sports writer for children, with than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children s book author I became interested in writing when I was 14, a freshman in high school I was selling magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, and Liberty, and I would read the stories, particularly the adventure and mystery stories, and think how wonderful it would be to be able to write stories and make a living at it I also read detective, horror, aviation, and sports stories and decided I would try writing them myself.Determined to sell, I wrote a detective story a week for 40 weeks, finding the time to marry, work, and play baseball and basketball before I sold my first story in 1941, The Missing Finger Points, for 50 to Detective Story magazine.After writing and selling children s sports stories to magazines, I decided to write a baseball book for children I was living in Syracuse, New York at the time, working at General Electric I spoke about my idea to the branch librarian She was immediately interested and told me that they needed sports stories badly So I came up with my first children s book, The Lucky Baseball Bat I submitted it to Little, Brown, and the book was published in 1954.I m sure that playing sandlot baseball and then semiprofessional baseball with a Class C club in the Canadian American League influenced my writing I had my own personal experiences, and I saw how other players reacted to plays, to teammates and fans remarks and innuendoes, to managers orders, etc All these had a great influence on my writing My love of the game helped a lot, too, of course.Out of all the books I ve written, my favorite is The Kid Who Only Hit Homers It s a fantasy, but the main character in it could be real There are a lot of boys who would love to play baseball but, for some reason, cannot The only difference between a real life boy and Sylvester Coddmyer III is the appearance of a character named George Baruth, whom only Sylvester can see and who helps Sylvester become a good ballplayer.I ve written many short stories and books for both children and adults, and find that writing for children is really my niche Being the eldest of nine children seven boys and two girls , I ve lived through a lot of problems many children live through, and I find these problems excellent examples to include in my books.Sports have made it possible for me to meet many people with all sorts of life stories, on and off the field, and these are grist for this writer s mill I m far beyond playing age now, but I manage to go to both kids and adult games just to keep up with them, and keep them fresh in my mind.Very few things make me happier than receiving fan letters from boys and girls who write that they had never cared for reading until they started to read my books That is just about the ultimate in writing for children I would never trade it for another profession Matt Christopher died on September 27, 1997 His legacy is now being carried on by his sons, Duane and Dale Christopher.

    827 thoughts on “Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports”

    1. The book that I choose to read was Legends in Sports: Babe Ruth. This book was written by Matt Christopher. I think that the reason Matt wrote this book was to give readers an idea of Babe Ruth’s full career, not just his glory days. This book is in 3rd person and there are some parts where Babe Ruth says. Lots of this book is an overview of Babe Ruth’s life as a child, growing up, and the young adult life, with some stories of games thrown in. Matt also includes stats of single seasons, and [...]


    2. Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports by Matt Christopher is a biography about one of baseball's greatest players, George "Babe" Ruth. Babe Ruth was born to German Americans in 1895 and was a less than stellar young boy. He would skip school and use tobacco products and get into fights. Eventually, his parents sent him to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. At St. Mary's George was kept busy by having a strict, regimented schedule of church, school, chores and some fre [...]


    3. this book is about this man who is a legendary baseball player in 1900's. well, people still thinks that he is the best baseball player even now. he was famous because of the home runs he had hit, and the pitch. he had scored many pionts. he made his team win. he was also a valueble player but his behavior has took him down. he caused many problem and had a very sad life since little.


    4. This book was fun to read I found a lot of information about Babe that you cannot find in other books. It looks short but, it packed with info. THIS IS A MUST READ




    5. I thought I knew all there was to know about the Babe, but I was wrong. I enjoyed listening to the discussions of the lit. circle with this book. If you are a baseball fan, this is a must read@


    6. I like this book so far because it tells about his child hood and how hard it was and how he behaved.HE WAS THE MOST FAMOUS BASEBALL PLAYERS FOR THE YANKEES


    7. The podlings and I enjoyed reading about Babe Ruth and contemplating what we can learn from his life, both positive and negative aspects.


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