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The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino

The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino

Illustrated by: C. F. Payne
For Ages: 5 - 8
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Some believe that the ghost of Babe Ruth -- the most famous baseball player who ever lived -- is still watching over the game today. What would you say?
It all started on January 5, 1920, a fateful day in baseball history, when the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for a mere pile of cash. That's when, some say, the Red Sox's reversal of fortune began. Before Ruth was traded, the Red Sox had been the best team in baseball, winning five of fifteen World Series. Since then, the Yankees have had twenty-six World Series to their credit. The Red Sox have come painstakingly close over those decades, but not close enough. Could it be that Babe Ruth took revenge on the team that traded him so long ago -- making the Red Sox wait a torturous eighty-six years before they would win another World Series?
Baseball legend? Fate? Coincidence? Here's the story of the Curse of the Bambino -- the greatest baseball legend ever told.
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  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689872358 | 
  • March 2005 | 
  • Grades K - 3
List Price $16.95
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About the Author

Dan Shaughnessy
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Dan Shaughnessy

Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist and associate editor for the Boston Globe, as well as the author of the adult books At Fenway and The Curse of the Bambino. When not writing, Mr. Shaughnessy can often be found at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. He lives with his family in Boston.

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