Babe Ruth, Baseball Legend

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Babe Ruth, Baseball Legend

“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.” - Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth, Baseball Legend

Career Highlights-Voted athlete of the century-Named Greatest Baseball Player of All Time-Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame -7 time World Series Champ -1923 American League MVP-2 time All-Star

Timeline of Babe Ruth's Life1895 - George Herman Ruth Jr. (Babe Ruth) born Feb 6th1914 - Major League Baseball debut with the Red Sox1915 - Hits first Major League home run on May 6th1919 - New York Yankees sign Babe Ruth 1920 - Hits record 54 home runs in one season1926 - Hits record 3 home runs in a World Series game1927 - Hits record 60 home runs in one season1935 - Hits last Major League home run and retires 1936 - Chosen for National Baseball Hall of Fame1948 - Dies on August 16th

Fun Facts- The Red Sox won three world series while Babe was on their team for six seasons. In the remainig 107 seasons they have had without Babe they have only won four.- "The Curse of the Bambino" was a phrase used to express the dramatic changes in a teams luck when they traded Babe. Babe's old team would start to lose and his new team would start to win.- April 27th is Babe Ruth Day- New York Yankees retired Babe's jersey #3 in 1948- He is the only player in Major League history with the last name Ruth - He was sent to a Catholic reform school, St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, at the age of 8



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