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Babe Ruth (1895-1948)

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Basball Player Name: Babe Ruth

Time period of Play: 1914-1935

Position of Play: Outfielder/Pitcher

Babe Ruth, no doubt was an extraordinary baseball player. During his tenure, Ruth brought fame and honor to Yankees by winning seven pennants and four World Series.
During his career, he was among the five best players chosen for the prestigious Baseball Hall of Fame. He is one of the known legends in the history of Baseball. He was one of the first players to hit 60 runs in one season. In his entire career, he made a total of 714 home runs and that was indeed a great record of its time. He achieved the number one position in the list of Baseball 100 Greatest Players in 1998. The admirers of baseball nominated him for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.
This American Major League baseball player inspired millions of baseball aspirants all over the world. This famous personality helped baseball to reach great heights. Nearly, 97% of Americans chose him as one of the popular athletes. ESPN noted him as a true American sports celebrity and even ranked him as the third greatest US athlete of United States of America.

Till today, the major league records include his .690 career slugging percentage and 1.164 career on-base plus slugging percentage.

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Personal Information

Full Name: George Herman Ruth, Jr
Born: February 6, 1895
Died: August 16, 1948
Playing Position: Outfielder/Pitcher


MLB debut was in July 11, 1914 for the Boston RedSox and Last MLB appearance was in May 30,1935 for the Boston Braves.
Batting Average   .342
Home Runs    714
Hits    2,873
Runs Batted In    2,217
Win-Loss Record    94-46
ERA    2.28


Boston Redsox (1914-1919)
New York Yankees (1920-1934)
Boston Braves (1935)

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