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Babe & the Kid - The Legendary Story of Babe Ruth and Johnny Sylvester - cover

Babe & the Kid - The Legendary Story of Babe Ruth and Johnny Sylvester

Charlie Poekel

Publisher: The History Press

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The most famous home run in baseball history: “The go-to book for an accurate portrayal of the story” (Sports Collectors Digest).   On the eve of game four of the 1926 World Series, Babe Ruth heard that a young New Jersey boy, Johnny Sylvester, was laid up with a deadly illness. Ruth autographed a ball for Johnny, inscribing it, “I’ll knock a homer for you in Wednesday’s game—Babe Ruth.” The rest was history.   Ruth delivered on his promise, and Johnny made a miraculous recovery. In Babe & the Kid, author Charlie Poekel traces the story behind the sensational headlines, and follows Johnny’s remarkable life in the aftermath of Ruth’s incredible feat.  Includes photos!
Available since: 10/19/2007.
Print length: 154 pages.

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