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Babe on Babe

Barry can try to explain himself on "Bonds on Bonds" but he's not the first in that attempt either. Page 2's Jim Caple uncovers Babe Ruth's newsreel, "Babe on Babe."

Updated: May 12, 2006, 10:31 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Barry Bonds' national reputation is such that he felt the need to produce his own TV series, "Bonds on Bonds" (on ESPN2), to tell his side of the story. This wasn't necessary in the old days when our home run hitters were genuine national heroes we could all admire.

Or was it? Page 2's Off Base researchers recently came across the following never-released Movietone newsreel from 1932: "Babe on Babe."

"BABE ON BABE"

[The newsreel opens with clips of BABE RUTH hitting home ...

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