Ruth, George Herman "Babe" Jr. - Research Article from Roaring Twenties Reference Library

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 9 pages of information about Ruth, George Herman "Babe" Jr..
This section contains 2,414 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Ruth, George Herman "Babe" Jr. Encyclopedia Article

Born February 6, 1895 (Baltimore, Maryland)
Died August 17, 1948 (New York, New York)

Baseball player

The Roaring Twenties was a decade of heroes. In search of proof that human effort still mattered in a time of great change and technological advances, the U.S. public was eager for celebrities. Aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974; see entry) earned the public's admiration for flying solo over the Atlantic Ocean, and movie stars like Douglas Fairbanks (1883–1939) and Rudolph Valentino (1895–1926) caused women to swoon. But in a decade that many called the "Golden Age of Sports," it was George Herman "Babe" Ruth who captured the imagination of sports fans. He is credited with having transformed baseball from a game of bunts, pitching, and base running to a more exciting realm of long balls and spectacular home runs. An athlete of dazzling talent and a man...

(read more)

This section contains 2,414 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Ruth, George Herman "Babe" Jr. Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
UXL
Ruth, George Herman "Babe" Jr. from UXL. ©2005-2006 by U•X•L. U•X•L is an imprint of Thomson Gale, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved.