Sport: Ruth: The Game's Slugging Legend

He was, by any generation's box score, a monument of talent, accomplishment and appetite. George Herman Ruth−the glorious Babe of baseball−was and is the nation's finest sports legend. No one will ever replace him as the Sultan of Swat. Without Ruth, Hank Aaron and future sluggers would have no standard of greatness to be measured against.

In a sport that nourishes itself on an endless catalogue of statistics, the Babe's achievements are as secure in the record books as the memory of his magnificent seasons at Yankee Stadium: the "House That Ruth Built." In a...

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