Lead: The experts said Babe Ruth was finished, a has-been, long past his prime. At Wrigley Field one fine fall afternoon, he showed them he had a little left after all.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: After two decades of baseball and six years of unparalleled and record-setting play, Babe Ruth was beginning to slow down. Despite his 50 homers average per year from 1926-1931, serious questions were being raised about his ability to continue at such a pace. His personal life had largely calmed down after his second marriage in 1929 but time was beginning to take its toll for the New York Yankee slugger.