The Big Fella Now in Paperback!

And will be featured in the October 6, 2019 paperback row highlights from The New York Times: This detail-packed biography of the baseball legend recounts his eventful life and tracks the machinations behind his rise to an unprecedented kind of celebrity in the United...

Babe Ruth’s Tampa Home Run Analyzed

On the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s historic home run in Tampa, several scholars are asking if it ever went the 587 feet quoted on a billboard in the spot it supposedly landed, near the University of Tampa. If you were one of 4,300 at Plant Field on April 4, 1919,...

Live with WYPR

Today, a conversation about one of the most fascinating figures, not only in baseball history, but in American history.  George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. was born and raised in Baltimore,  graduated from the school of hard knocks, and...

This Week’s Q+A

Q&A with Jane Leavy Author and journalist Jane Leavy discusses her book, The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, about the life and times of the legendary baseball player. Air date: January 27, 2019

The Big Fella’s a Finalist!

PEN America announced its 2019 Literary Award finalists, and The Big Fella is one of five in the Literary Sports Writing category. The winners will be celebrated at the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on February 26 at the NYU Skirball Center in NYC. The...