What If the Babe Had Kept His Red Sox?: And Other Fascinating Alternate Histories from the World of Sports

What If the Babe Had Kept His Red Sox?: And Other Fascinating Alternate Histories from the World of Sports

by Bill Gutman

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What if Babe Ruth had not been sold to the Yankees in 1920 and instead played his entire career in Boston? What if Muhammad Ali had lost or quit in his first fight against Sonny Liston? What if the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had never moved to the West Coast? What if Vince Lombardi had become head coach of his hometown Giants instead of heading to Green Bay? How would sports history, and our perception of it, be different today? These are some of the questions asked and answered in this entertaining book of alternate history, the first book of its kind in the field of sports. It is sure to appeal to every thoughtful sports fan.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626369641
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/17/2008
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 628 KB

About the Author

Bill Gutman is a freelance author of more than 20 books for both children and adults including It's Outta Here! The History of the Home Run from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds and Parcells: A Biography.

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
The Boston Babe     1
Clay Gets Crushed     23
New York or Bust     45
Lombardi Comes Home     67
Satch and Josh in '36     87
Thanks, But No Thanks     113
Arnie and Jack Who?     133
Trotting to Chicago     151
The Magic Number     171
The Knicks Reign     195
The Deal's Off     219
Shine On, Superstar     249
About the Author     279
Index     281

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