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By Eldon L. Ham

ISBN-10: 1597979384

ISBN-13: 9781597979382

Why are american citizens keen about the house run in activities, enterprise, or even lifestyles? What made the steroid period inevitable? Revisiting the good domestic run seasons of Babe Ruth via these of Barry Bonds, All the Babe's Men solutions those and different provocative questions.

Baseball, and especially the lengthy ball itself, advanced through coincidence, necessity, and coffee subterfuge. through the dead-ball period, pitching governed the sport, and residential run totals hovered within the unmarried digits. Then a ban at the spitball and the compression of stadium dimensions set the degree for brand spanking new sluggers to emerge, culminating in Ruth's old sixty-homer season in 1927. The avid gamers, vendors, and lovers grew to become addicted to the homer, yet our habit took us to extra. because the domestic run grew to become the final word objective for hitters, avid gamers went to new lengths to extend their strength and skill to swing for the fences. by the point Barry Bonds set a brand new single-season checklist in 2001, american citizens needed to face the truth that their nationwide hobby had develop into corrupted from within.

Through a play-by-play research of the game's ancient long-ball seasons, its superstars, and the modern felony nightmares and tainted documents, All the Babe's Men divulges how the United States developed right into a domestic run society the place baseball is king.

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