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Babe Ruth "The Idol Of The American Boy" 1930 Book Signed Autograph Photos Baseball
Daniel M. Daniel-"Babe Ruth The Idol Of The American Boy"-1930-Whitman Pub-4 1/2" X 7 1/2"-108 pages-With A Foreword By Babe Ruth-Hardcover Book-With Photographs-Signed By Babe Ruth.Babe Ruth is the most celebrated player in American baseball history. A home run king and fan favorite, Ruth was the first in a line of iconic New York Yankee stars which included Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Babe Ruth began his career as a pitcher but moved to the outfield, where he gained fame as a slugger. After the Boston Red Sox sold him to the Yankees in 1920, Ruth became the most famous athlete in America. Ruth's larger-than-life personality (including a prodigious fondness for food and drink) was a hit with fans, and Ruth is often credited with making baseball the dominant American sport of its time. Babe Ruth retired in 1935. He held the single-season record for home runs (60) until fellow Yankee Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961, and the career record (714) until Hank Aaron passed him in 1974. In 1948, like Gehrig before him, Ruth had an emotional farewell at Yankee Stadium, with the Yankees retiring his uniform number 3. He died of throat cancer two months later. A hand signed cut signature by Babe Ruth with a fountain pen in black has been affixed to the title page of the book. The cut signature portion is approximately 1" X 2 1/2"..................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.