<b>Exciting Biography of a Larger-Than-Life Legend!</b><br />Little-known stories about baseball's big hitter make fascinating reading for sports fans!<br />Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was pure trouble! It was at a reform school that Babe discovered his talent for baseball. By the age of 19, he was on his way from juvenile delinquency to becoming an all-time sports legend. Babe was often out of shape — and even more often out on the town — but he had a big heart and an even bigger swing! Readers will learn all about Ruth in this rags-to-riches sports biography. Nostalgic black-and-white illustrations throughout help bring a true sports legend back to life.<br /><b>Series Information </b>With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was...? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life and major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, bibliographies, and suggestions for further research.