Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud

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Triumph Books, Apr 1, 2018 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. In Gehrig and the Babe, Tony Castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men. For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig's famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.
 

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Contents

Prologue
The Black Sox Scandal
Babes Resurrection
Beginnings
The Tale of the Most Costly Headache
Claire Ruth
Eleanor Gehrig
Baseballs Gift to Women
The Gehrigs and Ruth
The Bottom Falls
The Early 1930s
Called Shots
The Feud
PostRuth
The Streak Ends
The Luckiest Man

The Yankees Team
PreYankees Babe
The Eastern Babe
The Making of Gehrig and Ruth
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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Tony Castro is the author of Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers, and Looking for Hemingway and the Lost Generation, among others. His reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, and the Texas Observer. He was a columnist at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner for the late legendary editor, Jim Bellows. Tony lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Renee LaSalle, and Jeter, their black Labrador retriever. Their two grown sons, Trey and Ryan, also reside in Southern California.

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