The Babe Chases 60: That Fabulous 1927 Season, Home Run by Home Run

The Babe Chases 60: That Fabulous 1927 Season, Home Run by Home Run

by John G. Robertson


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Homer-by-homer, this heavily researched work recounts the inimitable Babe Ruth’s finest season. In that magical 1927 season, Ruth blasted homers off 33 different pitchers and hit at least one against every American League opponent. Two hurlers yielded four homers each to the Bambino, while seven pitchers allowed at least three. Interwoven with this recounting is the story of the budding rivalry between Ruth and teammate Lou Gehrig, as the two Yankees matched homers for much of the season. Fresh statistical analyses are provided and boxscores are included for all games in which Ruth hit a home run.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786493678
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John G. Robertson is a private tutor and sports historian who lives in Cambridge, Ontario. He is also the author of several books on baseball history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Babe Ruth Before 1927 7

2 Spring Training 1927 25

3 The 1927 Season 33

4 The 1927 World Series 147

5 Babe Ruth After 1927 153

Epilogue 163


A Summary of the Home Runs 165

B Statistical Breakdown of the Home Runs 167

C 1927 Batting and Pitching Statistics of the Yankees 169

Bibliography 171

Index 173

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