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 minor league Danville Dans stadium in Danville, Illinois, was the one used for Fenway Park and Forbes Field, as well as being seen in black/white news footage. See more
The film continues the myth that Babe was sold to the Yankees because Red Sox owner Harry Frazee
's latest Broadway offering had flopped. In fact, the sale came about due to the fact that Frazee hadn't been hand-picked by American League president Ban Johnson to own a team, hence, Frazee was unwilling to do Johnson's bidding. When Carl Mays
jumped the Red Sox, Frazee sold him to the Yankees, ignoring Johnson's order to suspend Mays. Meanwhile, Ruth was out of control, repeatedly breaking curfew, and jumping the team several times. The final straw came when Ruth was a no-show for the final game of the 1919 season, then held out for $20,000, despite the fact that Frazee had given Ruth bonuses. With the White Sox' reputation in tatters following the Black Sox Scandal, and Johnson pressuring the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, the Philadelphia Athletics, the St. Louis Browns, and the Washington Senators not to deal with Frazee, Frazee had little choice but to deal with 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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Written by Kid Ory
(as Edward Ory) and Ray Gilbert
Performed by Steve Jensen
and The Bistro Band See more