In the movie, The Babe, it has a bit where Ruth hits a ball (essentially) straight up so hard that he has time to run home before it comes back to earth.
The Wikipedia article makes no mention of this occurence, and it seems rather hard to believe that one could keep a ball aloft that long.
So double question:
Did the Babe do it?
Regardless of whether he did it or not, what speed would the ball need to leave the bat to allow someone to make it around and back to home before it landed (including air resistance, minus wind)?