The Big Bam
- Current Status
- In Season
- Leigh Montville
- Nonfiction, Sports
We gave it a B
The former Sports Illustrated scribe updates the story of sport’s first and greatest superstar — Babe Ruth — for the SportsCenter generation.
”The Great Bellyache” of 1925, which sidelined Ruth for six weeks, was believed by many to be an STD.
Montville fails to penetrate the haze surrounding Ruth’s obscure beginnings as the (biracial?) product of a Baltimore orphanage, but his rehashing of the legend is at least a fascinating snapshot of the era.