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Babe Ruth Story

Part Number QD4371
Babe Ruth Story
Babe Ruth Story
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Run Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
UPC: 033937043710
ISBN: 9781594648830

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-100th Anniversary Tribute-

George Herman Ruth, "The Bambino," "The Sultan of Swat," was born on the waterfront streets of Baltimore in 1895. This DVD, with rare, archival film, captures this legendary, fun-loving hero on and off the field. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1914 for $2,500 a year and then sold to the New York Yankees for $475,000 in 1919. He earned a whopping $80,000 in 1934 and his "stats" are as impressive today as they were then. His lifetime statistics look like this: .342 batting-average, 714 home runs (60 in 1927 alone), 2,213 runs-batted-in, and as a pitcher he twice won 20 games and ended his career with an ERA of 2.28. However, Babe's life was a roller-coaster, but that never bothered the sportswriters, or the fans. He was simply the greatest ballplayer who ever lived - none had provided more thrills to more people than The Babe. After throat surgery in 1947, he said farewell to baseball in Yankee Stadium before a full house. He passed on at the age of 53 in 1948.

Bonus Features:
  • "Headin' Home" (55 minutes)  -  1920 silent film starring Babe Ruth as a small town boy who makes it big. A family must-see!
  • 1932 Babe Ruth confounds the Chicago Cubs.
  • 1939 Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.
  • 1940 Babe Ruth tells all.
  • 1942 Babe hits an upper-deck home run off of Walter Johnson.
  • 1961 Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's home run record.
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