Friday, August 26, 2011
Stadium helped Ruth, Yankees eclipse rival Giants
New York Telegram writer Fred Lieb was the first to offer up the term "The House That Ruth Built," the day before the stadium opened. It lasted as long as the park did, and was appropriated by Robert Weintraub for his book on Yankee Stadium's birth and first season. Weintraub recaps the pennant races in both leagues, focusing on the Giants and Yankees, who met in a third consecutive championship showdown that fall. But the real strength of the book lies in the assiduously researched sketches of the chief players in the 1923 drama, and later in the retelling of the Yankees' first-ever World Series victory.
For my full review of The House That Ruth Built, see BaseballAmerica.com.