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📙 It Was Never About the Babe: The Red Sox, Racism, Mismanagement, and the Curse of the Bambino by Jerry M. Gutlon, narrator Pete Larkin


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The first book to tell the entire story of why the Red Sox are now a dynasty - and what kept them from winning for more than eight decades. For years, Red Sox fans were told that their team was cursed because the Sox sold Babe Ruth to the hated Yankees. But as Jerry Gutlon reveals in It Was Never About the Babe, there is much more drama to Red Sox history than the “Curse of the Bambino.” The truth is more shocking than any myth.With the thorough research of a seasoned journalist and the zeal of a lifelong Red Sox fan, Gutlon explains why the Sox came up short season after season: ownership chose managers and players not based on their talent, but on whom they drank with; before and after baseball integrated, personal and institutional racism affected their decision-making; and their teams consistently lacked the talent, leadership, chemistry, and luck needed to win championships.Most fans don’t know that Babe Ruth was sold not just to produce a Broadway play, bust also because commissioner Ban Johnson was trying to run Sox owner Harry Frazee out of baseball and because Ruth was a major disruption in the Sox clubhouse. They will be surprised to learn that Jackie Robinson tried out at Fenway Park and shocked to learn that much-admired Tom Yawkey, along with owning the Red Sox, also owned a brothel for decades. Covering the early Red Sox championship dynasty of Ruth, the never-good-enough teams of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Carlton Fisk and Curt Schilling, It Was Never About the Babe is an eye-opening read for every baseball fan, and a must-own book for every fan in Boston. ©2009 Jerry M. Gutlon (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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"Nothing New"

If you're a fan of the Red Sox who isn't aware of the details of the teams history; this is a great selection. If you're already familiar with the team's history you'll find most of the info in this book redundant. The text is also a bit didactic in nature. Overall I found the amount of detail impressive and there were many minor facts that I was able to learn. The hardcore Sawx fan whose knowledge begins with Clemens and Pedro will gain a great deal from this selection. I recommend it for all but the students of baseball and Red Sox history.
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"Author JUST read old news papers for research"

RED SOX Nation by Peter Glenbrook was much more accurate and entertaining, especially regarding Ted Williams. I had to stop listening when the author Jerry Gutlon misquoted Ted Williams. Anyone can read old news papers and write a paper, he'll I did it in grade school... I wish I could get my money back.

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