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Indicates how he influenced America during the hard times and changed baseball forever. Despite Ruth's rough life style his talents and popularity are unprecedented and unquestioned. This was the age before good equipment (bats, gloves, etc), and strength enhancing drugs.
Very good narration and dialogue on this vhs. Highly recommend it for baseball and history fans alike. There will never be another Ruth and he's the proof and that's the truth. Look how his totality of records have stood the test of time and are the measure to which others are compared.
This is my favorite baseball documentary for the subject matter, quality, balance, nostalgia, historical setting, etc.
An hour well spent.
The first 20 minutes consist of a verbal tribute from some very old gentlemen...it was tribute..homerun..tribute..homerun..tribute..homerun etc..that went on and on...we didn't have to be told over and over that he was a great player...About one fourth of the film is VERY interesting...but generally a real disappointment
While Ruth's baseball years are very well known, most films short-change the events not involving the sport, but happily, this film is an exception. From his troubled childhood, as the incorrigible son of a barkeep who 'gave up' on him, dumping him into a church-run orphanage, to his bittersweet post-baseball life (being denied his dream of managing, and watching cancer destroy his vitality, and ultimately, his life), the film is the most complete biography I've seen.
"Babe Ruth - The Life Behind the Legend" is a terrific addition to any sports fan's collection!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is just a good movie about an idol of mine I have better movies about the Babe It is ok but not the bestPublished on October 29, 2013 by James Finn
another addition to my history collection. I enjoy know more about some of our great atheletes. This is a keeper.Published on June 28, 2011 by Alexa Thatcher
Good documentary about one of the greatest baseball players. Well put together and very interesting.Published on March 6, 2010 by Linda W
This is a great Babe Ruth documentary! I bought it as a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it! He watched it twice in 2 days. Read morePublished on June 7, 2008 by Vinsells
This is the best documentary I have seen on Babe Ruth. It includes tons of video of Ruth. It even includes a home movie of him pointing on the "called shot". Read morePublished on June 27, 2006 by Craig N. Raper