Babe Ruth's life

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Babe Ruth: King of the Twenties

Ben Fisher

U.S. History


1st Period

"The King of Clout, the Sultan of Swat, the Sultan of Swat, the Babe, the Great Bambino, THE GREAT BAMBINO." Babe Ruth, he has become the perfect legend. Millions revere him, and for thousands of young boys, like the ones from the movie "The Sandlot," he goes above and beyond any other person in history. He ruled baseball at a time when baseball was king. In the middle of the 'Roaring Twenties' he became much more then a beloved athlete, he reached the status of a demigod.

George Herman Ruth wasn't born a rich man. He lived above the saloon where his father worked, near a waterfront. He was a self proclaimed, bad kid. Both parents were hard at work, and neither had time to supervise him, so his seven-year-old attention quickly turned to petty stealing, and tobacco chewing.

His father, being fed up with his behavior sent him to St. Mary's Industrial School, which was a school for delinquents and unwanted children. He there met the man who would shape the boy who stood before into the man he would become, Brother Matthias. Brother Matthias was a huge man. He could hold a bat in one hand and hit towering fly balls into the deep outfield, so Babe Ruth could practice. Matthias made Ruth straighten up, and become a man. With Matthias's help, Ruth regularly played on teams of boys that were four years his superior. Matthias is the man responsible for The Babe, The Man, The Bambino, The Home Run King, The Circuit Smasher, Herman the Great, Homeric Herman, The Bulky Monarch, The King of Clout, His Eminence, The Sultan of Swat, he is responsible for the legend.

One day Ruth was harassing the...