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The Seventh Babe

(1979)
A novel by

 
 
In the Babe Ruth era Babe Ragland, a gangly orphan from Baltimore, walks into a tryout for the Boston Red Sox, wins a spot as third-baseman, and becomes the league's seventh Babe. But as he rises to superstardom, Jerome Charyn gives the novel a magical turn that sets Babe in a new direction and transforms a conventional story line into something rich and wonderful. Upon discovering The Seventh Babe by chance or through the recommendations of friends, readers have devoted their energies to removing it from American literature's short list of best kept secrets. Place The Seventh Babe beside the sports fiction of Irwin Shaw, Mark Harris, Bernard Malamud, and W P Kinsella. It's one of the overlooked masterworks of the genre.

    

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Hardback Editions

September 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Conversations With Pauline Kael (Literary Conversations Series)
Author(s): Will Brantley
ISBN: 0-87805-898-2 / 978-0-87805-898-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi
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April 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The seventh babe: A novel
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 0-87795-220-5 / 978-0-87795-220-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arbor House
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Paperback Editions

March 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Seventh Babe (Banner Books)
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 0-87805-882-6 / 978-0-87805-882-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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December 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Title: The Seventh Babe
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 0-380-51540-7 / 978-0-380-51540-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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