“Big Fella” a Best Book of 2018

There are a number of people bound to inspire biographies as long as the trees hold out. Abe Lincoln and Muhammad Ali are among that number. Jane Leavy has demonstrated that Babe Ruth belongs on the list, too. Her take? That Ruth, who played during the first flowering...
A Santa Story from the Babe

A Santa Story from the Babe

In 1902, 7-year-old George Herman Ruth was sent away to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys. “The little boy his family called ‘Little George,’ they abandoned to a reform school on the far western edge of Baltimore City,” writer Jane Leavy says....

Big Fella Reviews from NY to the Nation to Canada, Too

Catch up on these interviews and reviews from October, November, and December: Catching up with Dave Zirin, Sports editor of The Nation: Leavy’s study of the man who hit 714 career home runs in Major League Baseball (including 60 in one year, the latter a record...

Who Was Babe Ruth?

Jane joins Smerconish to talk about the legend. He hit more home runs than any player in his era – and was one of our first national celebrity brands. But what was Babe Ruth like behind the scenes?  Source: CNN | Air date: December 15, 2018

Schmuck: Babe Ruth created the cult of celebrity

There was one big takeaway from author Jane Leavy’s appearance Saturday at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum to autograph and answer questions about her latest book.The Babe can still draw a crowd.Leavy, the former Washington Post writer who also has authored...