The Home Run Kings: Babe Ruth and Henry Aaron, by Clare and Frank Gault
Four out of five stars
This book of two short biographies of Babe Ruth and Henry Aaron is a good fundamental book written for the young adult. However, there is one glaring shortcoming and that appears on pages 42 and 43. It is a rendition of the (in)famous incident where Babe Ruth “called his shot.” The rendition here is that it actually happened rather than simply being a coincidence of the ball landing where he was pointing.
Ruth and Aaron were both extremely talented and consistent players that played the game well for a long time. Even though their records have now been eclipsed, their accomplishments remain the fodder for legends and are captured here. Ruth was flamboyant while Aaron was reserved, yet they shared greatness at the sport where they both excelled.