"Babe Ruth As I Knew Him" by Waite Hoyt is a rare piece of baseball history. As a teammate on two teams, Hoyt knew Ruth well. His insight is fascinating and valuable. I enjoyed watching the evolution of Ruth from a young, impulsive kid into a superstar. Hoyt works in enough of Ruth's personal life to make this a biography of Ruth worth reading. It has numerous illustrations. Some of them were a little hard to read on a Kindle, but I enjoyed the pictures.
is a book that would be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in baseball history.
There are a couple of minor formatting problems in the Kindle edition and it's
not a masterpiece in biographical literature. Hoyt's style can probably be
described as "down home". It is a quick, interesting read that I enjoyed,
though. The list of records Ruth held at retirement is worth the price of
admission. It goes on for pages at the end of the book. Baseball is a sport
built on statistics, and I found these truly interesting.
this book to any baseball fan.
Babe Ruth As I Knew Him