Saturday, May 29, 2010

George Herman "Babe" Ruth

A 1920 autographed photo of baseball great and American popular culture icon George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895-1948). The popularity of the game exploded in the 1920s, largely due to the Babe's hitting prowess, which lead to home run totals which excited fans and brought them out to the ballpark. At the turn of the century, "Babe" was voted the second best athlete of the twentieth century by ESPN, behind only the great Michael Jordan.

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