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By Joan Holub, Ted Hammond

Illustrated via Ted Hammond.

Babe Ruth got here from a bad Baltimore relations and, as a child, he used to be a handful. It used to be at a reform college that Babe chanced on his expertise for baseball, and by way of the age of 19, he used to be on his approach to changing into a activities legend.

Babe used to be frequently out of form or even extra usually out in town, yet he had a major center and a much bigger swing!

Kids will research all concerning the domestic Run King during this rags-to- riches activities biography. With black-and-white illustrations all through, a real activities legend is delivered to lifestyles.

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Sometimes the club sent out shaggers for over-the-fence clouts. M. By late July I was asked to join the board of directors. Whether because I had a great mind for organized sports or just was out there every night anyway or because I'd amassed well over two hundred usable baseballs, I'll never know. But within a year of paying three dollars to walk in the door, I was an owner of the placestill paying three bucks each game, which we all did in a spirit of egalitarian fellowship with the fans, but now being on the inside of things.

Wayne Terwilliger, Lew Burdette, and Eddie Mathews became common threads in the infinite tapestry that is baseball. By virtue of stewardship of the Waterloo Diamonds, Jerry Klinkowitz also joins this weave. Another wonderful thing about baseball, like memories, is that soon all traces of anger, resentment, and the hurt one experiences from your team leaving, your team losing, and your favorite player striking out with the bases loaded are filtered out, leaving only the constant themes of birth, laughter, joy, hope, death, and then, blessedly, rebirth.

We'd had to get better on the business side just to keep up with expenses, as was true around the Midwest League and elsewhere. But with baseball's renewed popularity and the minors' fresh appeal, a new style of owner entered the game: someone with the bucks to capitalize an operation that as it broke even proved itself a most desirable toy. Folks like these were slicker than us. True, we'd acquired our franchise for nothing and had labored mightily to keep it essentially worthless, of value only to ourselves and the thousand or so fans who loved it on a daily basis.

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