Between World War I, the Black Sox scandal, and a dearth of home runs, many people thought that 1920 would be the beginning of the end of baseball. Sure, George Herman Ruth had excelled as a pitcher for the Red Sox and had established himself as a slugger, but one player -- any player -- competing in Boston certainly was not enough to save America's pastime. As it was, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee cared more about producing Broadway shows than he did about winning pennants. Perhaps the Red Sox's fifth World Series title in ...

Babe Ruth 2004, McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780071432443