The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and The Redemption of 1923, by Robert Weintraub ($26.99)
Attention, baseball fans. You probably haven’t yet read The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and The Redemption of 1923. But, trust me, you should. You don’t have to love the Yankees to enjoy this book. Heck, you don’t even have to like them.
This book is a vital addition to your library if you like baseball, though. I can’t say enough about the importance of this book. It’s like a slice of history — the birth of the Yankees dynasty, the birth of Yankee Stadium (which is, indeed, a story unto itself), and a peek at life when something as simple and pure as baseball defined an era.
You know, when Cracker Jacks cost a nickel…and a bottle of soda was 15 cents. When tickets ranged from $1 (for bleacher seats) to a whopping $3.50. Ushers wore tuxedos that year, the year that Babe Ruth changed the Yankees, changed baseball, and changed the course of his career.
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