To honor the 100th Anniversary of Babe Ruth's entry into professional baseball, America's leading Ruthian scholar has written this definitive book, which conclusively proves Babe's historic superiority over all other sluggers. Based on thirty-five years of intensive research, this chronicle banishes, once and for all, the false caricatures and lingering misconceptions about Ruth's abilities and persona. In their place, we finally receive the compelling truth about who The Babe really was: a man of energy, passion, warmth, generosity, dedication, courage, human foibles, and, most importantly to this story, nearly super-human physical power. It was that final trait which set Ruth apart from all other men. Babe's home runs soared into the heavens, farther than anyone had imagined possible, and filled a nation with joy, wonder, and hope. Here is a captivating account of Ruth's amazing transcendence, told through the prism of his mightiest home runs and irrepressible spirit.