This work contains memoirs of Xaverian Brother Gilbert (aka Philip F. Cairnes), who is generally credited with being the mentor who steered the Babe to his first professional contract. Several photos from the Xaverian Order complement the text.'
The late Brother Gilbert, also known as Philip F. Cairnes, wrote these memoirs not long before his death in 1947. Harry Rothgerber, an attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, is a national director of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He writes for the Baseball Research Journal, The National Pastime, and Louisville Baseball in the Major and Minor Leagues, along with several legal publications.