Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1999). Second Printing. Hardcover. Quarto; pp; xiv, (ii), 293, index; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, cartoons; tan cloth lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Near fine / near fine. Item #19141
When Babe Ruth pitched and slugged the Boston Red Sox to a six-game World Series victory over the Chicago Cubs in 1918, there was every expectation that the team would continue to dominate the national pastime. It would be another eighty years before fans were delivered from the Curse of the Bambino. Now they -- and baseball fans everywhere -- can relive that glory season as told by the sportswriters and cartoonists of the day. This lavishly illustrated work offers illuminating detail on the games, the players, and the times, and it contains a treasure trove of baseball lore. Readers will find out why and when the Star Spangled Banner (before it was the national anthem) was played before games and they will learn why the threatened player strike over the World Series' low purse left hard feelings that reverberate today.