Babe Ruth is by far the greatest Icon in American sports history. Some would even argue he is the greatest American Icon period. Everyone from Grandma to your 5 year old niece or nephew knows who Babe Ruth was. Most people associate Ruth with his legendary slugging days with the New York Yankees. Ruth even held the Home Run record in Major League Baseball until Hank Aaron broke that record in the 1970’s. What many people don’t know is that Ruth had a history before the all of those home runs and before the Yankees.
It should not be forgotten just how great Babe Ruth was as an all around baseball player. While not the most athletic player to grace a baseball field, he was by far the most dynamic. Ruth was and forever will be America’s first sports legend.