Of Legends and Names: Babe Ruth’s World and the Stories He Left

Hello and welcome to Sportsbooks Radar! The name is Tristan Brooke and I’m happy to welcome you to my website. My site is fully dedicated to the topic of sports books—biographies in particular—and I cannot wait to get started!

The book that I got today is in hardcover form and came to my home roughly after 3-4 days of waiting. This was a little longer than what I expected but it came in good condition so I’m as happy as a clam anyway! So let’s get started on my very first book review!

Book Choice

The Big Fella

The book that I ordered is “The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created”. The author of the book is Jane Leavy and she is quite well-known in the world of sports biographies. I was intrigued at first because the subject is Babe Ruth. Otherwise known as George Herman Ruth Jr. he is a name that is synonymous with the sport of baseball.
In fact, many people can say that he is the very first sports superstar in the USA. The man is well-rounded in his talents as both a pitcher and a hitter. I was definitely piqued because Babe Ruth is quite legendary. He was, at the time, the most paid athlete and his long history of fines didn’t go unnoticed as well.

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As I went through t his book, I have to say that it is pretty well-written. Jane Leavy shares her expertise in putting together a cohesive account of the life of Babe Ruth. She does a pretty good job is sifting through the many “true stories” that have lasted through the years about this incredible athlete.

On a personal standpoint, I like how this book was able to tell a story about the man through different eras in his life. The information is well-researched and doesn’t just present the data like a textbook does. Instead, it does a fine job of weaving together the man in the throes of his success and the brash youth that was just finding his way around the sport.

If you’re aiming to see which anecdotes are actually true and which are just a product of journalists and overactive imaginations. If you want to learn more about the athlete as he actually was and not as his legend blew up through the years, this is a good book to read. I give it a score of 4 out of 5.

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