Dispatches: THE BAMBINO MEETS THE EGGHEADS

THE BAMBINO MEETS THE EGGHEADS

Babe Ruth was a champion at almost everything he did. The dominant player in baseball history, he transformed the way the game was played. Off the field, he could scarf down 18-egg omelets, chug-a-lug boilermakers (ice cubes and all) and, it has been claimed, make love seven times a night. A beloved boor, he also liked to show off a silver loving cup he won for placing first in a flatulence contest. Yet the Babe, product of a Baltimore reform school, came up short in one area. "My grandfather," says Ruth descendant Thomas Stevens, "always regretted that he didn't have the...

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