THIRTEEN Specials

I'll Knock a Homer for You: Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth

Episode 17 | 51m 35s

During the World Series of 1926, one of the most enduring baseball legends occurred. Babe Ruth promised to hit a home run during Game 4 for an ailing boy named Johnny Sylvester. Johnny was my great-uncle, and my documentary is the first one to reveal this special story. Through rare interviews with Johnny and people familiar with the events, this film will shed light on the promise.

Aired: 08/04/17

Expires: 02/03/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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