The Babe: The Story of George Herman Ruth
By Waln Brown
Published: January 3, 2011.
Many people believe that George Herman Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time. But before George became known as "The Babe," he grew up in an apartment above a bar on the docks of Baltimore, an "incorrigible" child whose truancy resulted in his being placed at the St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a juvenile reformatory where he first learned to play baseball.