Now this is what The Babe was all about! Somewhat surprisingly, this has been one of our top-sellers of Summer 2010 – but knowing what we know about the great Babe Ruth, it’s suddenly quite understandable.
Babe Ruth (click here to view our entire Babe Ruth Collection) has always been a National icon and even now, 62 years after his death he is one of the most well know athletes to ever play any sport. The Bambino had a habit of hitting home runs like no one else who came before him, totaling 714 in a 21-year career.
But The Babe was known for more than just his on field prowess. After having a very hard childhood of his own, Ruth was always the first to be there for the kids. During the First World War when times were very tough, Ruth went out and bought a whole bunch of shoes and started to give them out to children in the streets of New York City. Ruth was also known far and wide for never turning down a single child when they asked him for an autograph, sometimes spending hours after a game signing balls and cards.
What’s even more amazing than signing autographs for hours after a game is that the Babe was known to on many occasions to go out and play some sandlot ball with the kids. That is just something you don’t see today, imagine seeing A-Rod out playing a game of ball with the local kids…
Babe Ruth was a great player, great role model and even better person, the game has always been at a loss without him.