By Tracy Brown Collins
George Herman Ruth Jr used to be born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1895. A rebellious baby, he used to be ultimately despatched to a penal complex boarding tuition the place he by no means rather discovered the self-discipline his mom and dad was hoping for, yet he did research anything that modified his existence: baseball. This booklet chronicles Ruth's existence.
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Meanwhile, Frazee’s own financial problems were only getting worse, and he was in no position to meet such a demand. To keep afloat financially, Frazee had begun to sell players to the New York Yankees’ owner, Jacob Ruppert. On December 26, 1919, Frazee did what he felt he had to do: He sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees for the unprecedented sum of $125,000. Frazee announced his decision to the press on January 5, indicating that the decision was not just about money but also about Ruth’s behavior in general: It would be impossible to start the next season with Ruth and have a smooth-working machine.
In his autobiography, Ruth said the manager of the Terrapins approached him to play for his team. Ruth turned down the offer because he had heard that players who switched to the Federal League would be banned from baseball for life. A Terrapin official at the time claimed that what Ruth said was not true, that they had agreed not to approach any of Dunn’s players. The Orioles continued to play well to smaller and smaller crowds. Dunn, a businessman, knew when to call it quits. He talked with a group of men from Virginia who offered him $62,500 to own 49 percent of the club if it were to move to Richmond.
And believe me, I don’t embarrass easy. He didn’t ever seem to want to be with women anyway. He’d always rather be with the men, talking about fighting or something like that. ” Well, he certainly wasn’t a woman’s man—I don’t care how many women he slept with. For his part, Ruth had this to say of people’s impressions of ballplayers—and perhaps a little in defense of himself—in Babe Ruth’s Own Book of Baseball: A lot of people still cling to the idea that professional baseball players are roughnecks, hardly fit to associate with real folks.
Babe Ruth (Baseball Superstars) by Tracy Brown Collins