Common Name: Babe Ruth
Born: February 6, 1895, in
Died: August 16, 1948, in New York, New York
Full Name: George Herman Ruth
Major League Debut: 7/11/1914
Nick Name: The Bambino, The Sultan of Swat
Primary Position: Right Fielder
Primary Uniform: 3
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Teams Played For: Boston Red Sox (1914-1919), New York Yankees (1920-1934), Boston Braves (1935)
Post Season: 1915 World Series, 1916 World Series, 1918 World Series, 1921 World Series, 1922 World Series, 1923 World Series, 1926 World Series, 1927 World Series, 1928 World Series, 1932 World Series
Awards: All-Star (2): 1933-1934; 1923 American League Most Valuable Player
Biography: 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.
Quote: "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
Did You Know?... 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."
Hall of Fame: Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1936, Player
215 votes on 226 ballots 95.13%
Hall of Fame Teammate: Lou Gehrig