Throughout history there have been many people that I have admired. Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Lenny Bruce, George Washington, and Babe Ruth, to name a few of my favorite people. They have all seemed to rise to the top of their field. Edison was a top inventor ? yes? The Babe was a top ball player. I'll bet you have not seen Edison and the Babe linked together like this before. They both invented. Or should I say The Babe re-invented baseball.
One of, if not the best, ballplayer of his or any generation. His accomplishments surpassed entire team?s totals. More about that later.
I admired his flair. I loved his grace on the field. He glided through the game. I loved seeing the old films of Babe waving at the pitcher as he circled the bases on his way home after belting one of his home runs.
In some years he hit more home runs than entire teams. In 1920 ?The Babe? hit 54 home runs. The St Louis Browns hit 50 home runs as the runner up to ?The Babe? for most home runs that year. In 1927 it was not so different. The Philadelphia Athletics hit 56 homers to rank second to Babe Ruth?s 60 home runs. The Babe hit more home runs than entire teams hit in those two years.
There have been players in their sport that have so surpassed their peers they become legend. They are awe. For me ?The Babe? fits right in with Gretzky and Michael Jordan in attaining the highest level of performance.
I loved the Babe Ruth story with William Bendix. As an eight year old that loved the Yankees and especially Babe Ruth, this movie was the best. Even the part where he brings the hurt dog to the hospital and misses a day game. Babe Ruth could do no wrong in this classic. The movie has not passed the test of time as I have gotten older. But it was good for me when I was a kid.
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