Coverart for item
The Resource Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greatest home run, Ed Sherman

Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greatest home run, Ed Sherman

Label
Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greatest home run
Title
Babe Ruth's called shot
Title remainder
the myth and mystery of baseball's greatest home run
Statement of responsibility
Ed Sherman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Game Three of the 1932 World Series between the Cubs and Yankees stood locked at 4-4. Some 50,000 fans had gathered at Wrigley Field that bright October day, but above their roar Ruth heard insults pouring from the Cubs' dugout. He watched a fastball from Cubs pitcher Charlie Root set the count at 2-2. Agitated, the Bambino made a gesture, holding out two fingersbut what did it mean? Lou Gehrig heard him call out: I'm going to knock the next one down your goddamn throat. Then the game's greatest showman pounded Root's next pitch. The ball whizzed past the centerfield scoreboard and began its long journey into history. In an instant, the legend of the Called Shot was born, the debate about what Ruth actually did still dividing fans and sports historians alike more than 80 years later. Deftly placing the homer in the social and economic contexts of the time, Chicago sportswriter Ed Sherman gives us the first full-length, in-depth look at one of baseball's most celebrated and enduring momentsincluding the incredible stories of two hand-held videos taken by fans and rediscovered decades laterand answers the question: Did Ruth really call his shot?
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherman, Ed
Dewey number
796.357092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R8
LC item number
S44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • World Series (Baseball)
  • Home runs (Baseball)
Label
Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greatest home run, Ed Sherman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493007912
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
07FBC78D-8B91-4E34-9661-D167E819670B
System control number
  • 1912260
  • (OCoLC)872549788
  • (OCoLC)ocn872549788
  • 1912260
Label
Babe Ruth's called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball's greatest home run, Ed Sherman
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493007912
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
07FBC78D-8B91-4E34-9661-D167E819670B
System control number
  • 1912260
  • (OCoLC)872549788
  • (OCoLC)ocn872549788
  • 1912260

Library Locations

  • Northwest LibraryBorrow it
    2280 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH, 43235, US
    40.118513 -83.076143
  • Old Worthington LibraryBorrow it
    820 High St, Worthington, OH, 43085, US
    40.090609 -83.016926
  • Worthington Park LibraryBorrow it
    1389 Worthington Centre Dr, Worthington, OH, 43085, US
    40.123032 -82.980439
Processing Feedback ...