Traces the career of Babe Ruth from his days as a youngster in an orphanage to his last days as a manager. Includes such moments as the famous predicted home run and the promise to little Johnny. Written by
There Was Only One.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for rude language, some sexual situations, and for a scene of pre-teen alcohol/tobacco consumption
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Did You Know?
The transportation scenes were filmed at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illionis. The museum's Frisco 1630 steam locomotive and the observation car "Inglehome" were used. The museum's 1859 Chicago horse car was moved to Chicago's Webster Street for a cameo role as a Baltimore horse-drawn tram in the segment about Ruth's childhood days. See more
When Ruth buys the farm while still a member of the Red Sox, the seller tells Ruth to "Get those Yankees." There was no big rivalry between the two teams at that time as the Yankees were not really seen as a viable threat to the Red Sox pennant chances. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry did not really form until sometime after Ruth was sold to the Yankees. See more
Harry Frazee, Red Sox Owner
Half of everything I own just went down the drain with the "Gladiators of Broadway". The other half, is in the pocket of The Sultan of Swat, and he wants a raise and his own suites during road games.
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Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie
, Kenneth Casey
and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Orbert Davis
and the Speakeasys See more