George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a star left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs, runs batted in, bases on balls, slugging percentage, and on-base plus slugging; the last two still stand as of 2019. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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About Babe Ruth
Revered by many as the greatest baseball player of all time, he set career records for home runs, RBIs, and bases on balls that have since been broken. He won 7 World Series Championships, 12 American League home run titles, 6 AL RBI titles and the 1924 AL batting title. He played for the New York Yankees from 1920 to 1934 after the Boston Red Sox traded him in exchange for cash.
Babe Ruth Before Fame
When he was seven, his father sent him to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, where he learned shirt-making and carpentry.
Achievement of Babe Ruth
He was known for his bat, but he also spent part of his career as a pitcher and led the AL in ERA in 1916. His nicknames included "The Great Bambino," "The Sultan of Swat," and "The Babe."
Babe Ruth Family Life
He married Helen Wooodford on October 17, 1914, and they adopted their only child, Dorothy, in 1921. He remarried to Claire Merritt Ruth in 1929 and the couple had a daughter named Julia.
Associations of Babe Ruth
His record for most home runs in a season was surpassed by New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris in 1961.
Information related to Babe Ruth
- Babe Ruth Category
- Babe Ruth Award - The Babe Ruth Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player with the best performance in the postseason. The award, created in honor of Babe Ruth, was first awarded in 1949 to the MVP of the World Series, one year after Ruth's death.
- Babe Ruth Home Run Award - The Babe Ruth Home Run Award was an annual award presented to the previous season's leading home run hitter in Major League Baseball. The award was named after the legendary Babe Ruth, who led the American League in homers 12 times.
- Babe Ruth League - The Babe Ruth League is an international youth baseball and softball league based in Hamilton, New Jersey, named after George Herman "Babe" Ruth. The parent program, Babe Ruth League, Incorporated, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
- DHL Hometown Heroes - DHL Hometown Heroes was a 2006 promotional event, sponsored by shipping company DHL, where Major League Baseball fans were encouraged to vote for the most outstanding player in the history of each MLB franchise.
- The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs - The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs is a 432-page non-fiction book by Bill Jenkinson published by Carroll & Graf Publishers in March 2007. As of December 2007, its first printing had sold over 10,000 copies. According to the introduction, the book is not a new Babe Ruth biography.
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