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Babe Ruth was indisputably the greatest baseball player in the history of the game, breaking records for the sport during his entire career. He was also one of the most noted and recognized celebrities in America, as well as abroad, during the years between World War I and World War II. He was a hero to his fans and to those who cared nothing for the sport, and he always went out of his way to do anything within his power to benefit children (The Reader’s Companion to American History PG).
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This All-American hero, however, had a much darker side. He was excessive in practically every aspect of his life, from food to alcohol, from partying to women. Ruth’s indiscretions were not widely publicized; no reporter wanted to be known for ruining the image of a true-to-life folk hero.