SportsCentury Greatest Athletes: Babe Ruth
ESPN'S Classic's SportsCentury maintains its reputation for excellence with this in-depth profile of the legendary Babe Ruth, baseball's first true superstar. Born George Herman Ruth, "The Babe" triumphed over a rough childhood to become the best left-handed pitcher in the American league, the first homerun king, and one of the original inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A star player with the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, Ruth won seven World Series titles, was the first player ever to hit 60 home runs in a season and ended his career with an astonishing 714 home runs, a record that stood for four decades. Through thrilling footage and exclusive interviews with his family, teammates and journalists, this powerful retrospective allows you to meet the athlete who has been called the greatest to ever play the game.