The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs

The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs

Recrowning Baseball's Greatest Slugger

Book - 2007
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In an unprecedented look at Babe Ruth’s amazing batting power, sure to inspire debate among baseball fans of every stripe, one of the country's most respected and trusted baseball historians reveals the amazing conclusions of more than twenty years of research. Jenkinson takes readers through Ruth's 1921 season, in which his pattern of battled balls would have accounted for more than 100 home runs in today's ballparks and under today's rules. Yet, 1921 is just tip of the iceberg, for Jenkinson's research reveals that during an era of mammoth field dimensions Ruth hit more 450-plus-feet shots than anybody in history, and the conclusions one can draw are mind boggling.
                                                                                                                                                                             

In an unprecedented look at Babe Ruth's amazing batting power, sure to inspire debate among baseball fans of every stripe, one of the country's most respected and trusted baseball historians reveals the amazing conclusions of more than twenty years of research. Jenkinson takes readers through Ruth's 1921 season, in which his pattern of battled balls would have accounted for more than 100 home runs in today's ballparks and under today's rules. Yet, 1921 is just tip of the iceberg, for Jenkinson's research reveals that during an era of mammoth field dimensions Ruth hit more 450-plus-feet shots than anybody in history, and the conclusions one can draw are mind boggling.


Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 0786719060 (trade pbk. original)
9780786719068 (trade pbk. original)
Branch Call Number: B RUTH
Characteristics: xvi, 412 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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