When Boston Still Had The Babe: The 1918 World Champion Red Sox

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When Boston Still Had The Babe: The 1918 World Champion Red Sox, edited by Bill Nowlin

Most baseball fans are familiar with the "Curse of the Bambino", which haunted the Boston Red Sox from 1918 to 2004. This is all laid out in When Boston Still Had The Babe: The 1918 World Champion Red Sox (2008, Bill Nowlin, editor). America's national pastime was greatly effected by World War I as players left to enlist in the military or work in war industries. Boston picked up Babe Ruth in 1914, which gave them a significant advantage. Then owner Harry Frazee sold the Babe to New York in 1920 to bankroll a play on Broadway, which his girlfriend was in. Some believe this changed the entire makeup of the Red Sox, and led to their great drought in baseball championships. The book is skillfully laid out with a brief history of 1917-1918, player stats and biographies, day- by- day game summaries and a recap of the World Series with the Chicago Cubs. This book is a great reference source for information on the 1918 Red Sox players. It's very entertaining and easy to read. As the baseball season winds down, die hard baseball fans should checkout this gem.
-Carl

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