Kaplan: The Baseball Bookshelf conversation with Ed Sherman

From SABR member Ron Kaplan at Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf on March 5, 2014, with fellow SABR member Ed Sherman:

Forgive me if I can’t cite a specific source, but I’m guessing more books have been written about Babe Ruth than any other athlete. Stand to reason; Ruth made his major league debut 100 years ago as a phenom for the Boston Red Sox, so there’s been a lot of time to digest what he’s meant to the national pastime, especially in the aftermath of the Black Sox scandal when he was given almost total credit for “saving the game.”

Remember, Ruth played at a time when there was no television, and even radio was in its early years of sports coverage. So the responsibility fell to the writers, hence so many articles and books, even now.

In Babe Ruth’s Called Shot: The Myth and Mystery of Baseball’s Greatest Home Run, Ed Sherman, a longtime sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune and the host of ShermanReport.com, a national website on sports media, focuses on perhaps the one “defining moment” in a superlative career.

Read the full article here: http://www.ronkaplansbaseballbookshelf.com/2014/03/03/the-bookshelf-conversation-ed-sherman/

Originally published: March 5, 2014. Last Updated: March 5, 2014.