Es gibt nicht viele Sportler, die interessant genug sind, dass man eine Biografie über sie schreiben müsste. Babe Ruth, den noch heute - bald 100 Jahre nach seiner aktiven Zeit - jedes Kind in Amerika und jeder Baseballinteressierte weltweit kennt. Und dieses Buch zeigt warum: er war ein großer, leidenschaftlicher (!!) Sportler, und eine spannende Persönlichkeit mit Ecken und Kanten. Gerade heute, wo es im Sport oft nur nach um das große Geschäft geht, findet man kaum noch Leute, über die man auch noch nach ihrer aktiven Laufzeit reden wird. Babe Ruth dagegen hat die Baseballwelt verändert und bleibt deshalb zurecht in Erinnerung. Zudem ist die Biografie gut und unterhaltsam geschrieben.
Robert W. Creamer has captured the true essence of the player known as George Herman Ruth. Through quotes from players past you can actually sense the personality of Babe Ruth. The author makes you feel as if you are at home, in the locker room, on the field, or sharing the exploits of the Babe. America's greatest hero is brought to life within its pages, so much so, when the likes of a McGwire or Sosa hit a homerun today, you picture the Babe. Someday I hope to acquire the autograph of Mr. Creamer to make my edition complete.
The greatest name in baseball has to be George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Babe Ruth is the standard by which all other power hitters in baseball, even today, are measured. The recording of Babe will explain how this came to be. Follow along on a fantastic journey, from Ruth's early days in the orphanage to his start in Baltimore. Relive the early years as a dominant pitcher for the Boston Red Sox to his trade to New York. You'll hear stories about his wild party and nightlife in New York, his two marriages, and his relationship with other players. You get to know then man and come to understand what drove him every day. Listen and you'll hear the story about the called shot, his continuing love of children, his creation of the Babe Ruth Foundation, his wanting to manage and so many other things he did. This is the Babe Ruth of books about baseball and Babe Ruth!
An engrossing, informative biography of baseball's greatest player. Some biographers make the mistake of rattling off facts and statistics, as if to impress you with how much research they've done. Creamer wisely focuses on the story, including descriptions of important games that make you feel like you're on the field with the Babe. Comments by Ruth's contemporaries add to the realism. "Babe" gets off to a slow start--a chapter dealing with Creamer's feelings about writing the book, and more details about Ruth's childhood than you probably want to know. But once Ruth starts playing baseball, the book grabs you and won't let go. One caveat: the discussion of Ruth's womanizing, while necessary and not extensive, makes this book inappropriate for young readers. If you like baseball and want to learn more about Babe Ruth, this is the book to get.
The book captures not only the facts of the Babe's life, but his spirit and feel as well. You almost believe you were back in the times of his life, with the state of mind of the fans, the ballplayers, etc. The Babe remains bigger than life today, and you can only imagine how big he was then. Creamer takes you beneath the surface and gets you into the real life and times of Babe Ruth, the greatest player ever. You will find how despite his shortcomings, Babe Ruth was a real, warm and genuine individual, with an absolute soft spot for children. Five stars, hands down!