A Twentieth-century LifeBook - 2009
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--when fewer games were played in a season and a heavier ball was used.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009.
Characteristics: 203 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.