BABE: THE LEGEND COMES TO LIFE
by ROBERT W. CREAMER 443 pages. Illustrated. Simon & Schuster.
For baseball fans it is a great moment in historylike the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth Rock or King John's signing the Magna Carta. There stands Babe Ruth with two strikes on him, gorilla-chested, monkey-faced, pipestem-legged, pointing imperiously to deep centerfield. It is the 1932 World Series against Chicago in Wrigley Field, and when Cub Pitcher Charlie Root fires the ball, the Babe hits a vast home run to the very spot, winning the ball game. Unfortunately, things...