By Tracy Brown Collins
George Herman Ruth Jr was once born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1895. A rebellious baby, he was once ultimately despatched to a penal complex boarding university the place he by no means really realized the self-discipline his mom and dad was hoping for, yet he did examine anything that modified his lifestyles: baseball. This ebook chronicles Ruth's existence.
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To keep afloat financially, Frazee had begun to sell players to the New York Yankees’ owner, Jacob Ruppert. On December 26, 1919, Frazee did what he felt he had to do: He sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees for the unprecedented sum of $125,000. Frazee announced his decision to the press on January 5, indicating that the decision was not just about money but also about Ruth’s behavior in general: It would be impossible to start the next season with Ruth and have a smooth-working machine. Ruth had become simply impossible, and the Boston club could no longer put up with his eccentricities.
325—not bad for a pitcher with limited at-bats—and it was at the end of the season that some of his teammates started to say that perhaps Ruth would be more valuable as an everyday player, when he would have more opportunities to hit, than as a left-handed pitcher. A SEASON CLOUDED BY WAR AND FLU The Red Sox had lost some players to the draft—13 in all—including Jack Barry, their player/manager who had replaced Carrigan in 1917. Harry Frazee hired Ed Barrow to manage the Red Sox. From the start of the 1918 season, Ruth was a problem for the new manager, disobeying orders and once threatening to punch him in the nose.
Louis Cardinals, sweeping them in four games to become World Series champions. Before that victory, the Red Sox had appeared in only four World Series in those 86 years, losing each of them in seven games. Ruth the Controversial Celebrity This salary was by far the highest a baseball player had ever received. New Yorkers, however, generally felt that Ruth would be worth it. Bostonians, meanwhile, were somewhat divided by the decision. Many fans felt that Ruth really had been the strength of the ball club and would leave a gap that the owners could not possibly fill.
Babe Ruth (Baseball Superstars) by Tracy Brown Collins