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...

Fenway Park Writers Series

Jane spent some quality time with a certain 2018 trophy after appearing at the State Street Pavilion for a dinner and talk about The Big Fella. The event was proudly presented by the Boston Red Sox, Bank of America, BoSox Club, The Great Fenway Park Writers Series and...

The Babe as An Athlete Today?

On MLB’s Statecast podcast, pitcher Adam Ottavino recalled a debate he’d had with a coach in Triple A about Babe Ruth’s standing in today’s baseball. It’s a question also asked in The Big Fella, of acclaimed private hitting coach Jason Ochart...

PEN America Literary Awards Longlist Announced!

The Big Fella joins eight other nominated titles for the 2019 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Category judges are Chris Bachelder, Rafi Kohan, and Carvell Wallace. This year’s awards will confer more than $370,000 to writers and translators whose...