Literary birthday greetings: The Big Bam

February 6, 2012

born this date in 1895.

Robert K. Fitts, author of Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball and Remembering Japanese Baseball: An Oral History of the Game (Writing Baseball), releases a new book that features Ruth as a central character in Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japandue out on March 1.

Fitts will be the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball, March 7-10, in Tempe, Arizona.

From an entry about books about Hall of Famers (March 9, 2011):

More books have been written about Ruth than any other ballplayer. It’s interesting to note how much more “adult” they became with the passing of time. It would be folly to try to list every one here, so these are just a sampling:

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