Me, Johnny, and The Babe

Rated 5.00/5 based on 5 reviews
This is the story of two 12-year-old best friends growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia. It chronicles their friendship and tells the remarkable, untold true story of how Babe Ruth came to their local parish to play in one incredible baseball game. That September day in 1923 would forever change the lives of these two friends. More
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About Mark Wirtshafter

Born in the city of Philadelphia in 1958, baseball has been his passion since early boyhood. It coincides with his affection for the City of Brotherly Love, two themes that are lovingly explored in this his first novel. Me, Johnny, and The Babe is the culmination of five years of research and is a nostalgic look back at the lives of two boys coming of age in the Kensington section of the city in 1923.
Mark currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children. He continues to enjoy baseball going to minor and major league games with his family and friends.

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Max Stravagar reviewed on on Jan. 29, 2019

This book is an instant classic, well worth the read?
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bywood reviewed on on Dec. 20, 2016

A great read. Having grown up in and around Philadelphia in the sixties, the local flavor of this story had special meaning for me personally. I recommend this to anyone that enjoys a good story of childhood friendship, coming of age and baseball, but one need not be a sports fan to enjoy the book.
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Philly Baseball Lover reviewed on on May 4, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I found the story of the friendship between the two boys to be quite endearing. I also loved the story of Babe Ruth as it gave me great insight into his love for children and many of the qualities that made him legendary. I would recommend it to any lover of baseball and to anyone that wants to take a nostalgic look back to growing up in Philadelphia in 1923.
(reviewed 77 days after purchase)
Malvern510 reviewed on on Jan. 18, 2015

This is a book I could not put down! It was a remarkable story that began as the childhood of two boys from Philly (Kensington) growing up together. It ended as a special look back by two men and that special day. A must read for Babe Ruth fans.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
jaw5493 reviewed on on Jan. 10, 2015

This book is truly one of a kind. The total story of the two boys growing up together is perfectly intertwined with their experience with sports and more specifically Babe Ruth. As both a fan of baseball, Philadelphia and Babe Ruth this was a perfect read for me.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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