Gehrig & The Babe, Author Signed Hardcover

Gehrig & The Babe, Author Signed Hardcover

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Gehrig & The Babe: The Friendship and The Feud is the emotionally-gripping electrifying account of the relationship of legendary New York Yankee icons Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth and the tragic behind-the-scenes fight that bitterly tore them apart until Gehrig was dying of a horrific disease.  

The Casey Book of the Year Finalist

Written by historian and best-selling author Tony Castro, this critically acclaimed book tells their remarkable story that has often been lost between the pages of individual biographies of the American icons but here is explored in such scope and detail that The Wall Street Journal called Gehrig & The Babe "... the 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid' of baseball." ESPN's Jeremy Schaap called Gehrig & The Babe "a fascinating story told in full really for the first time, 70-plus years after their death." 

Tony Castro, whose Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son has been hailed by The New York Times as the definitive biography of the Hall of Fame legend, worked almost a decade on Gehrig & The Babe, interviewing hundreds of their surviving former teammates, associates, and friends while also extensively researching their lives in New York, Baltimore, Boston and Los Angeles as well as studying years of newspaper accounts of the era in which they played. 

Editorial Reviews


"Gracefully written, deeply researched, full of passion, insights and surprising twists. A triumph."
-- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ira Berkow

"Tony Castro's new book is Gehrig & The Babe: The Friendship and The Feud, the ultimate teammates -- Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Murderers Row -- fascinating story told in full really for the first time, 70-plus years after their death." 
-- Jeremy Schaap, ESPN

"A more than spectacular read, a book I could not put down and a book that I couldn't wait to read about what was on the next page. I look forward to conversing with Tony on The SHOW about this brilliant look at The Babe & Lou. GO GET THIS BOOK."
-- Dino Costa, The Dino Costa Show, AM-970 NYC

"Gehrig & the Babe: Tony Castro's Baseball Masterpiece... is long overdue for baseball fans. But, better late than never." -- Don Laible, Utica Observer Dispatch

"Tony Castro's Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud... shows that the stars had little in common beyond pinstripes and the ability to hit a baseball well and far. Their differing personalities and a disagreement between the women in their lives -- Ruth's wife and Gehrig's mother -- ultimately led to the two not speaking for years."
-- Michael Gavin, Newsday

"A rarely-seen view into the difficult friendship that the two very different Yankees superstars and teammates tried to maintain."
-- Society for American Baseball Research

"... the 'Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid' of baseball books... an inspiring story of love and friendship."
-- The Wall Street Journal