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Title Gehrig & the Babe : the friendship and the feud / Tony Castro.
Author Castro, Tony, author.
Publication Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2018]
Description xxiv, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Call # 796.3570922 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271).
Contents The Black Sox scandal -- Babe's resurrection -- Beginnings -- The tale of the most costly headache -- Claire Ruth -- Eleanor Gehrig -- "Baseball's gift to women" -- The Yankees' team mom -- Pre-Yankees Babe -- The eastern Babe -- The making of Gehrig and Ruth -- The bottom falls out -- The early 1930s -- Called shots -- The feud -- Post-Ruth -- The streak ends -- "The luckiest man" -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Babe Ruth's farewell speech -- Appendix 2: Lou Gehrig's farewell speech -- Appendix 3: Letters of note -- Appendix 4: Career statistics.
Summary "The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. In Gehrig and the Babe, Tony Castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men. For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939--Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium--when Gehrig's famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941.
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948.
New York Yankees (Baseball team) -- Biography.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941. (OCoLC)fst00029131
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948. (OCoLC)fst00046871
New York Yankees (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00561259
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Alt Title Gehrig and the Babe
ISBN 9781629372518 (hardback)
162937251X (hardback)

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