Jerome Holtzman, in a lively introduction, tells some good stories about Babe Ruth. The senior sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Holtzman is the author of No Cheering in the Press Box.
"The Babe lives. He died in 1948, almost a half century ago. Roger Maris broke his one-season home run record in 1961 and thirteen years later Hank Aaron passed him in most home runs, lifetime-events that should have lost the Babe in the fog of time. Instead, he is as large as ever. . . . [This is] a remarkably good book."-Jerome Holtzman -- Jerome Holtzman