Babe Ruth

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Babe Ruth

Also known as:The Sultan of Swat, The Great Bambino, The Homerun King, and The Babe

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth is often referred to as the greatest baseball player who ever lived. In 22 seasons, Babe Ruth hit a record 714 home runs. Many of Babe Ruth's numerous records for both pitching and hitting lasted for decades.

Birth name: George Herman RuthBorn: February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MarylandDied: August 16, 1948 in New York, New YorkHeight: 6' 2"Weight: 215 lbsBatted: LeftThrew: LeftMajor League Baseball debut: July 11, 1914Last Major League Baseball appearance: May 30, 1935Hall of Fame: Elected in 1936 receiving 95.13% of the votes

Career Highlights & Awards-2-time All-Star selection (1933, 1934)-7-time World Series champion (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)1923 AL MVP-Had #3 retired by the New York Yankees in 1948-Member of Major League Baseball’s All Century Team-Voted Athlete of the Century by the Associated Press-ESPN Sports Century - #2 Athlete of the 20th Century-Named the Greatest baseball player of all time by The Sporting News-Named the Greatest baseball player of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated

"Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world."

Despite passing over 60 years ago, Babe still remains the greatest figure in major league baseball, and one of the true icons in American history. He continues to be the benchmark by which all other players are measured. Despite last playing nearly 75 years ago, Babe is still widely considered the greatest player in Major League Baseball history.


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