The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series. Written by
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America's most beloved guy!..... His life! His times! His triumphs!
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's casting was controversial because of his physical dissimilarity to the Babe. In Bendix's defence, the film's producers stated that because of Ruth's illness and other considerations, he could not appear as himself, so they chose an experienced actor over an unknown look-alike in an attempt to add authenticity to the part. See more
When Babe leaves the field for the last time, Phil says "that ran your home-run total to 729". Ruth hit 714 home runs in his career. However, he also hit 15 in the World Series to give him 729 lifetime home runs in both the regular season and post-season. See more
Referenced in Baseball
I'm Nobody's Baby
Written by Milton Ager
Sung by Gertrude Niesen
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