Ruth was good, but the Orioles needed money and he was sold along with some teammates to Boston, where Ruth blossomed as a star pitcher.
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After a while, he became known as a good hitter and split time between the mound and the outfield. In December , he was sold to New York.
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The Yankees would soon rip off some of the best seasons in baseball history and the Red Sox kept losing big games in dramatic fashion until about 10 years ago. He covers the glory years like , when he hit. Each season is recounted over a few pages and some memorable on-field moments get detailed mention.
But where this book stands out from earlier biographies is the spotlight on Ruth off the field: Helen married Ruth when she was a teenager and before Ruth became a superstar. And when he did, she was often shunted to the side, living in a farmhouse out in the country.
She had a nervous breakdown and had several unspecified operations, with Creamer suggests might have been miscarriages. She left Ruth sometime in the mids and died young, in His second wife is also an interesting character: Claire Ruth married the Babe shortly after Helen died, but had been a part of his life for years before. He was moved to the Boston Braves in a deal that led him to believe he was in line to be manager but instead caused a messy falling out with ownership.
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