Ruth, Babe

George Herman Ruth
Born: February 6, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland
Died: August 16, 1948, New York, New York
Played For: 
Boston Red Sox (1914-1919), New York Yankees (1920-1934), Boston Braves (1935)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1936

George Herman Babe Ruth was an American original, baseball's first great slugger and the most celebrated athlete of his time. The southpaw hurler debuted with the Red Sox, winning 89 games in six years while setting the World Series record for consecutive scoreless innings. The Sultan of Swat converted to the outfield full-time after his sale to the Yankees in 1920 and led New York to seven American League pennants and four World Series titles. He finished with 714 home runs, leading the league 12 times, including a remarkable 60 round-trippers in 1927.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Babe Ruth earned his nickname during Spring Training of 1914 when teammates on the Minor League Baltimore Orioles began referring to him as owner Jack Dunn's new babe?
Some 20 years ago, I stopped talking about the Babe for the simple reason that I realized that those who had never seen him didn't believe me.
sportswriter Tommy Holmes