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In the Shadow of the Babe: Interviews With Baseball Players Who Played…

by Brent P. Kelley

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Ranked as the best player of all time by most baseball historians, George Herman Babe Ruth was equally well regarded by his peers. These players recognized Ruth's role in revolutionizing the sport, and in helping to save it from the Black Sox Scandal of 1919.Here 18 men who competed against or played with the Sultan of Swat, the King of Klout, the Battering Bambino, the Behemoth of Bust, reflect on a bygone era of baseball. Ty Cobb, Bill Rogell, Ray Benge, Clyde Sukeforth, Ray Hayworth, Overton Tremper, Russ Scarritt, Chief Hogsett, Gus Suhr, Gene Desautels, Bill Werber, Monte Weaver, Elden Auker, Flea Clifton, Jack Wilson, Harry Eisenstat, Buddy Hassett and Tot Pressnell talk about the Ruthian era of baseball in the 1920s and 1930s, their careers and the game as it is played today.… (more)

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Ranked as the best player of all time by most baseball historians, George Herman Babe Ruth was equally well regarded by his peers. These players recognized Ruth's role in revolutionizing the sport, and in helping to save it from the Black Sox Scandal of 1919.Here 18 men who competed against or played with the Sultan of Swat, the King of Klout, the Battering Bambino, the Behemoth of Bust, reflect on a bygone era of baseball. Ty Cobb, Bill Rogell, Ray Benge, Clyde Sukeforth, Ray Hayworth, Overton Tremper, Russ Scarritt, Chief Hogsett, Gus Suhr, Gene Desautels, Bill Werber, Monte Weaver, Elden Auker, Flea Clifton, Jack Wilson, Harry Eisenstat, Buddy Hassett and Tot Pressnell talk about the Ruthian era of baseball in the 1920s and 1930s, their careers and the game as it is played today.

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