Lead: Into the game of baseball, darkened by scandal, was breathed a burst of fresh air by a big, hard-driving, hard-hitting man known by the name Babe.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: George Herman Ruth, Jr. was born the son of a saloon keeper in Baltimore, 1895. Even as a child he was loud and brash and pushy and most people liked him. His internal energy drove him to constant activity which in turn was invariably getting him into trouble. He played hooky from school, drank beer and whiskey lifted from his father's bar, and was such trouble that his parents finally sent him to St. Mary's School, part industrial training institute, part reform school for boys in trouble.