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Breaking Babe Ruth : Baseball's Campaign Against Its Biggest Star - by Edmund F. Wehrle (Hardcover)

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This volume places Babe Ruth's career within the larger framework of baseball, sports, culture, and society during the period, arguing that popular impressions of Ruth were constructed and manipulated by the baseball establishment who viewed him both as a savior and existential threat, as he excited and inspired fans yet exhibited an independent streak and outspokenness. Baseball led a campaign to contain and discredit him when he defied the authority of baseball’s leadership. Ruth led an unauthorized postseason barnstorming tour in 1922, and clashed with umpires and authority figures, threatening his career. He made a comeback in 1923, had additional clashes with the Yankees manager and owner, and aspired to manage in the major leagues, but team administrators blocked his prospects. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Sports and American Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Missouri Pr
Author: Edmund F. Wehrle
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2018
TCIN: 53234280
UPC: 9780826221605
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-1189
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