Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman

By Dan Gutman

On October 1, 1932, in the course of video game 3 of the Chicago Cubs -- manhattan Yankees global sequence, Babe Ruth belted a protracted domestic run to straightaway centerfield. based on legend, in advance of he hit, Babe pointed to the bleachers and boldly expected he might slam the subsequent pitch there.

Did he name the shot or did not he? Witnesses by no means agreed. Like different baseball fanatics, Joe Stoshack desires to recognize the reality. yet not like different enthusiasts, Joe has the fabulous skill to shuttle via time and resolve considered one of baseball's maximum puzzles....

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48 BABE AND ME Not a bad payday, especially for a guy who didn’t have a job. After a few minutes the clerk returned carrying a large canvas sack, sort of like a laundry bag. “We only have seventy-five baseballs in stock,” he apologized. ” He opened the sack to show us it was filled with cardboard boxes, each one containing a dozen baseballs. “I’ll take ’em all,” Dad said, peeling bills out of his wallet. Some of the other employees in the store were staring. I did a quick mental calculation and figured out that those seventy-five balls, with Ruth’s signature on them, would be worth $375,000.

They were making speeches, and small groups of people gathered around them to listen. From a distance, the voices of the speakers blended into one another, but as we got closer, I could see that each one had his own message. ” a man shouted. ” “My brother’s a farmer in Iowa,” a guy yelled back. ” Some people booed, and 32 BABE AND ME somebody threw a rock at the guy whose brother was a farmer. ” somebody hollered. ” “If the government won’t give us food, I say we just take it,” an angry man yelled.

A man shouted. ” “My brother’s a farmer in Iowa,” a guy yelled back. ” Some people booed, and 32 BABE AND ME somebody threw a rock at the guy whose brother was a farmer. ” somebody hollered. ” “If the government won’t give us food, I say we just take it,” an angry man yelled. ” “We’ve got to unionize,” another speaker shouted. ” “God is the answer,” a lady commented. “Roosevelt is the answer,” an old man hollered. “No, Communism is the answer,” said somebody else. ” “It’s all President Hoover’s fault.

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