Item #17624 The Babe Ruth Story. Bob Considine Babe Ruth.
The Babe Ruth Story
The Babe Ruth Story
The Babe Ruth Story

A Sublime and Very Scarce 1st Edition in Rare Original Dust Jacket

The Babe Ruth Story

New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1948. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good. Item #17624

An extremely scarce 1st Edition of the first comprehensive biography of the Bambino in its rare original dust jacket.

The work was published in the year of Ruth's death.

"Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters. Ruth was a mainstay in the Yankees' lineup that won seven pennants and four World Series titles during his tenure with the team. After a short stint with the Boston Braves in 1935, Ruth retired. In 1936, Ruth became one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

"Ruth has since become regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture. He has been named the greatest baseball player in history in various surveys and rankings, and his home run hitting prowess and charismatic personality made him a larger than life figure in the "Roaring Twenties". Off the field he was famous for his charity, but also was noted for his often reckless lifestyle. Ruth is credited with changing baseball itself. The popularity of the game exploded in the 1920s, largely due to his influence. Ruth ushered in the "live-ball era", as his big swing led to escalating home run totals that not only excited fans, but helped baseball evolve from a low-scoring, speed-dominated game to a high-scoring power game."

Red cloth with titling in black. Square tight binding. Clean interior. 250pp. Profusely illustrated with historic action photos of the Sultan of Swat. Illustrated end papers. Mild rubbing and edge wear to binding. Dust jacket inner front flap with a mild crease. Spine lightly sunned, with mild wear. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.

Overall a beautiful 1st Edition of a very scarce title.

Price: $675.00

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