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Babe Ruth
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 ...