George Herman Ruth
Born: February 6, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland
Died: August 16, 1948, New York, New York
Boston Red Sox (1914-1919), New York Yankees (1920-1934), Boston Braves (1935)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1936
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1985, the Texas Rangers name Bobby Valentine their manager, replacing the fired Doug Rader. Under Rader, the Rangers had posted a record of 9-23, the worst in the major leagues. With Valentine at the helm, the Rangers will show some improvement, but will still finish last in the American League West.