Babe Ruth and the American Dream


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In the 1920s, sports writers and agents sold Americans on larger-than-life heroes, athletes that people could live through vicariously while celebrating their "rags to riches" backgrounds. Matt Andrews tells the story of two men that embodied the American dream and became sports legends: Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey.
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1. 1920s music (00:10:28)

2. Break (00:15:00)

3. Radio sounds and bat crack (00:15:21)