Bio: Kal Wagenheim, born in Newark, New Jersey, is a journalist (formerly with The New York Times and currently editor of Caribbean UPDATE monthly newsletter), author, literary translator, and writer of plays and screenplays. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University's Writing Division, School of the Arts.
The most famous and enduring baseball player in history, Babe Ruth, is remembered for his dramatic heroism not only on the baseball diamond but also in his life. Kal Wagenheim illustrates this larger-than-life athlete in his book Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, and describes him as both a product of his childhood in Baltimore and of his formative years as a New York Yankee. Ruth struggled desperately with the dramatic contrast between the poverty of his youth and the glamour and stardom that his... more info>>
Roberto Clemente, one of history's greatest and most memorable Hispanic baseball stars, led a remarkable professional and personal life, until he met an untimely death in 1972 in a plane crash while on a mission of mercy to the site of a disastrous earthquake in Nicaragua. The first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemente is honored once again in this book that illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburgh ... more info>>
Roberto Clemente was first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame. This classic book by baseball historian Kal Waggenehim illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburg Pirates. Clemente was tragically killed in a plane crash, but his legend lives on in this thoughtful collection of memories from his family and supporters.