|He is perhaps the greatest sports hero in American history.|
George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr., was more than just a ballplayer—he was a beloved public figure whose popularity at one time seemed to transcend that of baseball itself. Profane and earthy, “The Babe” had a warmth of spirit about him that both electrified and inspired the nation. In his lifetime, he set several Major League records—the most notable of which took place in 1927 when he hit a record-breaking 60 home runs in a single season.
From his early childhood in Baltimore to the infamous 1919 sale by the Boston Red Sox to his glory years with the New York Yankees, BIOGRAPHY® takes an in-depth look at the immortal slugger who swatted his way into the hearts of baseball fans forever.