Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend
He was a legend in his own time, and a legend for all time. He saved our national pastime from the disgrace which followed the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, and brought baseball back to the heartland of America. He was generous and wild, playful and free-living., loving of children, charity ad the game. A man of excellence and eccentricity who no one seemed to dislike. He was a baseball player the world came to know as Babe Ruth. George Herman "Babe" Ruth is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player who ever lived. He batted a career total of 714 home runs, and was the first player to hit 60 in a single season. He had a lifetime batting average of. 342 and a slugging percentage of. 690. There were many sleepless nights for pitchers who had to face him in the morning. But Babe Ruth was more than just a baseball player. He became an all-American celebrity for the way he celebrated life. A national hero who never begrudged an autograph or the handshake of a child. "Babe Ruth" explores the extraordinary life and times of the man who changed the face of baseball and hit a home run right through the heart of America.