Babe Ruth Biography

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar 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, slugging percentage, runs batted in, bases on balls, and on-base plus slugging, some of which have been broken. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

At age seven, Ruth was sent to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a reformatory where he learned life lessons and baseball skills from Brother Matthias Boutlier, of the Christian Brothers, the school's disciplinarian and a capable baseball player. In 1914, Ruth was signed to play minor-league baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. Soon sold to the Red Sox, by 1916 he had built a reputation as an outstanding pitcher who sometimes hit long home runs, a feat unusual for any player in the pre-1920 dead-ball era. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Babe Ruth
Full Name:
George Herman Ruth, Jr.
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player, Actor
Ethnicity:
German American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
February 6, 1895
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
August 16, 1948
Age at Death:
53
Cause of Death:
Esophageal cancer
Marriages
Babe Ruth Timeline
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