Babe Ruth, Informative

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Everyone has heard of the infamous “Babe Ruth”, but few people know that his birth given name is George Herman Ruth, Jr. He lived from February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948, and was best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat". Babe was an American baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for three teams between the years of 1914–1935. The most important points of Babe’s life are his early childhood, his major league baseball career, and the legacy that Babe left behind.

Ruth came from German-American parents, Kate Schamberger-Ruth and George Herman Ruth, Sr. His parents owned a succession of saloons (bars) and sold lightning rods. Babe Ruth was one of seven children;
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Babe’s amazing pitching allowed the Red Sox to win the World Series again, four games to one. Ruth extended his World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak to 29⅔ innings, a recorded that would last until almost fifty years later. Inly July 1918, Ruth walked off the field due to a dispute with the manager, a mistake that would soon lead him to be traded to the Yankees. However Ruth wouldn’t go out without a fight. Ruth placed a “curse” on the Red Sox for trading him to the Yankees. The Red Sox didn’t win another World Series until 2004 (86 years later).

On December 26, 1919, Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees. Several reasons such as Babe’s negative attitude and his demand for a double in his salary led his trade to the New York Yankees for almost $2mil (in now a days dollars). Babe would stay with the Yankees from 1919-1935. During his career with the Yankees, Babe Ruth emerged from a pitcher, to an all-star hitter. In 1920, Babe hit 54 home runs and his .847 slugging average would remain a Major League Baseball record for over 80 years. The best year of Ruth’s career was 1921, hitting 59 home runs, batting .378 and slugging .846. Ruth also hit a record high of 139 home runs on July 18, 1921. Ruth’s name soon became synonymous with the term home-run. Babe’s powerful home runs went as far as 575 feet from the home plate. Unfortunately, due to an injury, Babe was not able to play in a majority of the World Series against the New York Giants. This led to the
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