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Out of the Park: The Cogitations of Babe Ruth John Passfield

Out of the Park: The Cogitations of Babe Ruth

John Passfield

Published October 5th 2011
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Kindle Edition
256 pages
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 About the Book 

When we go to a baseball stadium and cheer a person like Babe Ruth for hitting the ball harder, higher, further and more often than the other players, we are cheering him as our representative. We cheer people of exceptional accomplishment whoseMoreWhen we go to a baseball stadium and cheer a person like Babe Ruth for hitting the ball harder, higher, further and more often than the other players, we are cheering him as our representative. We cheer people of exceptional accomplishment whose achievements are so highly visible and so obviously measurable because we, too, are faced with the complexity of the lives that we live and are challenged to perform feats of heroic proportions just to be able to say that we have lived our lives well when we come to the end. In the novel, Babe Ruth says, “There ain’t nothin’ like a game of baseball. There ain’t nothin’ like a beautiful summer day, with the clouds light and fluffy and the sun on the back of your shoulders and a nice liftin’ breeze comin’ down onto the field from out of the stands.” The man who feels this way about the game he loves is a man who faces enormous challenges, digs deep down inside himself and finds whatever is needed in order to triumph in the game of life. This makes him a fitting representative for us all- we all hit spectacular home runs in out own quiet ways.