Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend

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Categories: People
Publisher: E-Reads | Date published: 01/01/1990


The most famous and enduring baseball player in history, Babe Ruth, is remembered for his dramatic heroism not only on the baseball diamond but also in his life. Kal Wagenheim illustrates this larger-than-life athlete in his book Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, and describes him as both a product of his childhood in Baltimore and of his formative years as a New York Yankee. Ruth struggled desperately with the dramatic contrast between the poverty of his youth and the glamour and stardom that his famed career brought him, and although his name became synonymous with wooing women and abusing alcohol, nothing could prevent him from becoming one of history's greatest athletes.