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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story and message for readers of any age, July 9, 2009
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This review is from: Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (Paperback)
Boys and girls who like baseball--or comeback stories--will enjoy this tale of Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox. The story of Babe Ruth and his history with both the Red Sox and the New York Yankees -- and the ups and downs of both teams from 1915 to 2004 -- is told in a fresh and engaging way. The successes of Ruth and the teams are pegged to qualities that anyone can benefit from--taking responsibility for one's actions, working hard and being persistent can reap huge rewards, believing in one's abilities, staying positive. A very enjoyable and informative read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book for the die-hard baseball fan or the casual reader., April 21, 2009
This review is from: Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (Paperback)
Going, going, gone! Aaron Boone's "walk-off" homer won the game for the Yankees. It was 2003 and they were going to the World Series again. Anyone who knows baseball knows the disappointment of that game for the Red Sox. It has been rumored that ever since they traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1920 they'd been jinxed. They say that the "Red Sox were doomed to fail because of Babe Ruth and the baseball curse." No kidding!

George Herman Ruth wasn't the luckiest kid in the world. He was so much trouble he got sent away to St. Mary's, a school mostly for orphans and "incorrigible" kids like "Babe." The only thing good about it was that Brother Matthias taught him to play baseball and eventually he signed on with the Sox. He still acted like a kid and claimed he could "burp louder than a tractor." Even if he was kind of childish acting, he was considered to be one of the best pitchers in the world and was getting to be pretty hot in the hitting department. He still was a rule breaker (so what!?) and he was asking a lot of money. Solution? Sell him to the Yankees. It was the start of the "Curse of the Bambino."

And perhaps you know the rest of the story. This is a great story of Babe Ruth, wild and crazy, full of fun and smooth. David Kelly has a real page turning hit here. There are lots of stats for the avid young fan to digest, but even if the reader isn't a die-hard baseball fan the story has a great flow and is fun to read. Did Lee Gavin really break that curse? You'll just have to decide for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, May 7, 2012
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My baseball loving grandson really liked this book. It is great to find baseball books that keep him interested in reading and this one did just that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Curse, April 17, 2014
This review is from: Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (Paperback)
THE CURSE. It sounds like something that a woman experiences monthly throughout her child-bearing years. At least that's what my wife says.
But I'm thinking about something else. In this context it's something a baseball team can't rid itself of. Something that hampers progress and moving forward to achieve success.
In 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They kept winning World Series games consistently and the credit went to the great pitcher-slugger, Babe Ruth.
Then one day some knucklehead decided to trade the great Babe Ruth off to the New York Yankees. Now it was turnaround. The Yankees kept winning World Series games while for over 80 years, the Boston Red Sox couldn't win anything. They were experiencing THE CURSE.
In 2004, the question was could the Red Sox break the Babe Ruth curse? And so a suspenseful baseball story unfolds here with lots of superstition.
Once again David A. Kelly the master story teller is at his best. The play-by-play action will capture the attention of baseball fanatics for many hours to come. And I like this story. Marvin P. Ferguson, author of BOYS ON THE GOLD COAST.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read for an 8 year old, March 5, 2014
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My grandson loved the book. It was too interesting to read to him at bedtime, because he got so involved in the content. He loved it!
Alexandra
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book!, January 22, 2014
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This book is a great read for kids! My 8 year old loves it and it easy for him to read and understand!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intresting, January 7, 2014
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Loved the book. It had some many great details about babe Ruth and the red Sox. If you like baseball this would be a great book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Go Babe!, July 27, 2013
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We bought this and read it to our seven year old grandson and he loves this one ... good book. Good story too. Good diagrams.
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Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) by David A. Kelly (Paperback - February 24, 2009)
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