Essay Archive - Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a
national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black
Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and
interest was waning. The dead-ball era was dragging on, and there were to few
baseball "purists" left to support it. Baseball was in search of a new audience,
and Babe Ruth handed it to them on a silver platter. Babe Ruth started the Home
run era of baseball. In the dead-ball scores of 2-1 1-0 was the norm. With the
advent of the Home run era, games that averaged 1-2 runs an inning were common.
What once took ....