The screenplay was written by Arthur “Bugs” Baer from a story by Earle Browne. Besides Ruth, it stars Ruth Taylor, William Sheer, and Margaret Seddon.
Ruth stars in the film, playing himself, but the details of his life are completely fictionalized. In the film, Ruth comes from a small country town and has a loving home life, but in real life, he grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and spent most of his childhood in a reformatory. In the film, shades of the baseball movie The Natural, Ruth cuts down a tree to make his own bat.
Babe Ruth as Babe
Ruth Taylor as Mildred Tobin
William Sheer as Harry Knight
Margaret Seddon as Babe’s Mother
Frances Victory as Pigtails
James A. Marcus as Simon Tobin
Ralf Harolde as John Tobin
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