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By Eldon L. Ham

Why are american citizens captivated with the house run in activities, enterprise, or even lifestyles? What made the steroid period inevitable? Revisiting the good domestic run seasons of Babe Ruth via these of Barry Bonds, All the Babe's Men solutions those and different provocative questions.

Baseball, and especially the lengthy ball itself, developed through twist of fate, necessity, and low subterfuge. in the course of the dead-ball period, pitching governed the sport, and residential run totals hovered within the unmarried digits. Then a ban at the spitball and the compression of stadium dimensions set the level for brand spanking new sluggers to emerge, culminating in Ruth's ancient sixty-homer season in 1927. The avid gamers, vendors, and lovers turned addicted to the homer, yet our habit took us to extra. because the domestic run turned the final word objective for hitters, gamers went to new lengths to extend their strength and skill to swing for the fences. by the point Barry Bonds set a brand new single-season list in 2001, american citizens needed to face the truth that their nationwide hobby had develop into corrupted from within.

Through a play-by-play research of the game's historical long-ball seasons, its superstars, and the modern criminal nightmares and tainted files, All the Babe's Men divulges how the USA advanced right into a domestic run society the place baseball is king.

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