Another Babe Ruth story

How many stories have you heard about the legendary baseball slugger Babe Ruth? In 1927, he banged out an amazing 60 home runs. That record stood until 1961.

Babe was a big man. He ate big. He talked big. And whenever he came up to bat, it’s said he “swung for the fences.” He once said that “If I just tried to hit singles, I’d have a .600 batting average.” He’s probably right.

One time, somebody asked the Babe if he felt guilty for making more money than the President of the United States. “Well,” countered Babe, “how many home runs did the President hit last year?”

The secret: Did you ever notice how many famous people in history get remembered for only one thing? Babe Ruth knew what he did best. He knew what brought him fame. And he constantly strived to improve his home run performance.

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Rix Quinn

Rix Quinn is a former magazine editor and now a syndicated columnist for over 100 weekly newspapers. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and California State University.

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