Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox is the first complete account of Boston's fifth World Series championship. The year is famous, but most fans know very little about the season.
In 1918, the United States was struggling through the first World War. An epidemic of influenza took the lives of more than 650,000 Americans. Fuel shortages and food rationing were daily facts of life.
Against this chaotic backdrop, the Red Sox began their quest for an unprecedented fifth World Series title. And a young Boston player named Babe Ruth began his historic transformation from ace pitcher to the greatest slugger the game has ever known.
Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox - published in 2001 - is also the first book to examine the possibility that the 1918 World Series may have been fixed.
[First published as 1918: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox]
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