The Babe charts the life of America's first superstar athlete from his lonely childhood in a Dickensesque Baltimore orphanage to his last game as a player for the Boston Braves. John Goodman is just right as the big-hearted child whose appetite for food, women, cigars, booze, and good times knows no limits. He loves the sport of baseball more than anything else including his two wives an unhappy homebody (Trini Alvarez) and then a former Ziegfeld girl (Kelly McGillis). This film, written by John Fusco and directed by Arthur Hiller, does no damage to the legend of one of America's first superstars.
Charts the life and exploits of America's first real superstar athlete.