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Book Review: America at Bat


Another part of this hero chapter tells the story of how Babe Ruth, one of the game's all-time greats, visited a 11-year-old boy in the hospital, promised the boy he would hit a home run in the World Series the next day, then went out and did it.

The book is very up-to-date as well, mentioning Barry Bonds' record-setting total of 73 home runs last year.

The folks at National Geographic always take good pictures, and this book certainly illustrates that. Pictures of on-the-field and off-the-field settings abound, all of them good. We see action shots, fan shots, pictures of magazines and buildings and presidents. We see the earliest players and the latest players. We see all the different elements that have as their unifying force the great game of baseball, an American tradition.

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Graphics courtesy of National Geographic

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