Essay about Babe Ruth

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George Herman Ruth Jr. is by far one of Americas greatest sports heroes. He is known primarily for his great baseball exploits and secondary as a man who stayed out late before every game and partied until there was no one left to party with. There is more behind the story of Babe Ruth than just baseball and parties. As a boy Ruth was your average youth who got himself into a little to much trouble and paid the price. As an adult he was a husband and a father who cared more about his family than he liked to show. George Ruth was a baseball hero and an alcoholic, but nobody’s perfect. I plan on exploring Babe Ruth’s life and noting the good and bad points of Americas greatest Baseball hero. George Herman Ruth Jr. was born on February 6, …show more content…
Fortunately he found someone he could trust and respect. Someone that boosted his morale and made him feel good about himself. The person responsible for this act of kindness was Brother Mathias. He acted like a father to him. He taught George to read and write and the difference between right and wrong. Brother Mathias was a giant 6’6’’ and well built to about 250 pounds, which meant he could accomplish any objective without raising his voice or using physical force. The first time George swung a baseball bat was at the school. He knew then he was to be a hitter. He said to a friend, “It was one of those things you could just feel.”(59) Brother Mathias taught him to be a better ball player. He schooled Ruth in the fundamentals of the game. George finally had something to be happy about. He had Brother Mathias his new father-figure and he had baseball. Babe Ruth became a great baseball player while at St. Marys. Even when he was young he was playing in the higher age divisions. By the time he was nine he was playing on the 12 year old team. When he was 12 he was competing with the 16 year olds. And at the age of 16, he was playing on the varsity team. Because of Ruths amazing talents he was given a chance to play at a higher level. In February of 1914, shortly after Ruths 19th birthday, Jack Dunn, the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, and St. Mary’s Xavernian Brothers agreed on a contract between George Ruth and the

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