CANCELED - 998 Summer 2020 The Babe: The Legend, The Life
Thursday, 11:50–1:15, July 30
Instructor: Jim Dunphy
Very few people can be identified by just a name—but mention the Babe, and almost everyone will know exactly who you mean. Almost 75 years after his death, Babe Ruth remains the most famous baseball player ever. From his birth in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, through a childhood spent at what was essentially a reform school, to the greatest career in baseball history, to an unquiet and disappointing retirement, Babe had an extraordinary life. But it is perhaps as a public figure the Babe is best known. Come join us as we see how much life can be crammed into 53 years. Note: In the Fall 2020 term, OLLI will be sponsoring a trip to tour the Camden Yards ballpark and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Stay tuned for further details.
Jim Dunphy is a West Point graduate and a retired US Army colonel. He worked as an attorney for the Veterans Administration, and has a number of graduate degrees, including a masters in history and in education from Mason. He has taught classes at OLLI in history, baseball, music, movies, and whatever else strikes his fancy.