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Gehrig and the Babe
Gehrig and the Babe

Gehrig and the Babe

The Friendship and the Feud
By Tony Castro

SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $25.95 (CA $34.95) (US $25.95)

ISBN 9781629372518

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2018)

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Overview

A personal history of the relationship, or lack thereof, between two of baseball's most legendary figures
The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. In Gehrig and the Babe, Tony Castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men. For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig's famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.

Author Biography

Tony Castro is the author of Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers, and Looking for Hemingway and the Lost Generation, among others. His reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, and the Texas Observer. He was a columnist at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner for the late legendary editor, Jim Bellows. Tony lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Renee LaSalle, and Jeter, their black Labrador retriever. Their two grown sons, Trey and Ryan, also reside in Southern California.

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Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud  

By Tony Castro

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were big names on their own, but from the moment they were thrown together; they became known by many as just ‘Gehrig and the Babe.’ From their time as teammates to their differing personalities off the field, the dynamic duo have a story all their own. Now baseball fans can get the inside story at how a friendship forged by a shared love of the game was destroyed by a feud that proves not everything is always as it seems.

 

In Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud (Triumph Books, Pub Date: April 1, 2018), Tony Castro, author and former sports columnist, takes fans behind the scenes of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth’s relationship, both on the field and off the field. This new release has everything a true baseball fan would want to know about two of baseball’s most famed players. Highlights include:

 

  • The fateful day Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig first met at batting practice
  • History on both Ruth and Gehrig of where they grew up, how they got to the big leagues and more
  • All of the theories and insights about the feud and what actually took place to rip their friendship apart
  • Chapters on the women in Gehrig and Ruth’s lives and how that affected their own relationship
  • A close look at Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig’s personalities and how different they really were

 

Full of inside stories and little-known facts, Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud is perfect for anyone who wants to know what went on off the field with these two baseball legends.

 

About the Authors:

Tony Castro is the author of Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son, DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers, and Looking for Hemingway and the Lost Generation, among others. His reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, and The Texas Observer. He was a columnist at The Los Angeles Herald Examiner for the late legendary editor, Jim Bellows. Tony lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Renee LaSalle, and Jeter, their black Labrador retriever. Their two grown sons, Trey and Ryan, also reside in Southern California.

 

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