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Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend DVD
Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend

Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend

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He was a legend in his own time, and a legend for all time. He saved our national pasttime 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 seasion. 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.
Title: Babe Ruth: The Life Behind the Legend
Genre: Drama, Biography
Starring: Bruce Weitz, Donald Moffat
Studio: HBO Archives
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 7/23/2013
Original Year: 1998
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 883316790649
Item #: 799558X

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