Robert Creamer, Famous Ruth Biographer, Passes at 90

BRC learned this week that Robert Creamer, the most recognized biographer of Babe Ruth to date, passed away this week at the age of 90 in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Mr. Creamer was most known for his biographies on Babe Ruth and Casey Stengel.  He was involved in autobiographies with Mickey Mantle, umpire Jackie Conlon and Red Barber.   He was also a key commentary contributor to Ken Burns “Baseball” documentary.

Mr. Creamer was motivated to write a book about Ruth after he read a 1959 article by Roger Kahn, which stated that there had not been an in-depth biography about the Babe since his passing in 1948.   Mr. Creamer began the book in 1969 and finished in the fall of 1973, just before Aaron broke the career home run record (715) on April 8, 1974.

We thank Mr. Creamer for his contribution to maintaining Babe Ruth’s legacy.   May he rest in peace. 

To read an interview we did with Mr. Creamer about the Babe back in 2006, please visit BRC:

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