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  Babe Ruth - MSN Encarta
Ruth’s love for baseball, generosity, and dramatic rise from humble beginnings endeared him to fans, and he is one of the greatest sports heroes of American culture.
Ruth’s pitching and hitting earned him the devotion of Boston fans, but in 1920 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Ruth’s contract to the Yankees to cover financial losses sustained in other business ventures (including a failed Broadway show).
Ruth’s extraordinary home run slugging touched off a nationwide resurgence of fan support for baseball, which had suffered in the aftermath of the 1919 World Series scandal, in which several Chicago White Sox players had intentionally played badly in exchange for payments from gamblers.
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  Babe Ruth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ruth threw a tantrum and quit the team for a few days, and it was reported he had signed a new contract with the Chester Shipyards, a Pennsylvania-based pro team.
Ruth took the job, perhaps thinking he would have a chance to manage the Dodgers in the future, but MacPhail had clearly stated to Ruth that Leo Durocher was being groomed to take over the managerial reigns of the Dodgers for next season.
Babe Ruth and Billy Martin are buried about 150 feet apart in the same section of the cemetery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Babe_Ruth   (13436 words)

 Babe Ruth - BR Bullpen
Ruth went 2 for 4 with a home run, then on May 9, batting in the cleanup spot, he went 5 for 5 with three doubles and a triple while pitching a 10-inning complete game yet was saddled with a 4-3 loss.
Ruth was also called the Bambino, the Sultan of Swat, the Colossus of Clout, the Wazir of Wham, the Maharajah of Mash, the Rajah of Rap, the Caliph of Clout, the Behemoth of Bust, the Blunderbuss, the Mammoth of Maul, the Mauling Mastodon, the Mauling Monarch, the Wali of Wollop, and the Prince of Powders.
The Babe Ruth of the Schoolyards, Lou Gehrig
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Babe_Ruth   (3067 words)

 Babe Ruth
Ruth started his career at the age of 18 with the Baltimore Orioles’; in the spring of 1914 as a pitcher.
Babe Ruth became the cornerstone for one of the most dominant teams in the history of baseball.
"Ruth’s home runs, according to Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson, made the fans so crazy with excitement that they were ready to tear up the stands." Babe Ruth arrived on the baseball scene at a time when America’s past time was in shambles.
www.trincoll.edu /classes/hist300/group2/baberuth.htm   (836 words)

 Babe Ruth | The BASEBALL Page
Ruth was a monster in the post-season, and he hit.516 with five homers, 11 RBI, 13 runs, and a 1.097 slugging percentage in the '27 and '28 Series combined.
Babe Ruth, the man who had hit the first home run in that stadium was ill with throat cancer, but was determined to be on hand.
Babe Ruth may have become the greatest player in Boston Red Sox history, if not for the greed and short-sightedness of one man. In 1917 the team was purchased by H. Harrison Frazee, a high-living, hard-drinking theatrical producer who loved baseball but loved Broadway more.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/ruthbabe   (3850 words)

 Classics in the History of Psychology -- Fullerton (1921)
Babe went at the test with the zeal of a schoolboy, and the tests revealed why his rise to fame followed suddenly after years of playing during which he was known as an erratic although a powerful hitter.
They led Babe Ruth into the great laboratory of the university, figuratively took him apart, watched the wheels go round; analyzed his brain, his eye, his ear, his muscles; studied how these worked together; reassembled him, and announced the exact reasons for his supremacy as a batter and a ball-player.
Babe Ruth was posed first in an apparatus created to determine the strength, quickness, and approximate power of the swing of his bat against his ball.
psychclassics.yorku.ca /Fullerton   (2217 words)

 Historic Baseball : Babe Ruth changed the game of baseball forever
Ruth got in trouble with the league for a barnstorming tour that he took part in during the fall of 1921.
Ruth hits two home runs and is credited with his famed and controversial called shot where he is said to have pointed out of the park before hitting a home run.
Ruth was also on hand that year as a tearful Lou Gehrig brought his career to a close with his famed retirement speech.
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Babe Ruth's career bating average of.342 is ninth highest in baseball history.
Babe Ruth's lifetime record of 714 homers was not broken until Hank Aaron broke it in 1974.
Babe Ruth was the first player in history to hit over 30 homers in one season, the first to hit 40, 50 and 60.
www.angelfire.com /fl/yrag/baberuth.html   (896 words)

 Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth thus had a three-year total of 113 home runs which earned him the nickname "The Sultan of Swat." His slugging percentage of.847 in 1920 is a record that still stands today.
Babe Ruth set a record of 60 home runs that would only be beat by three players, Roger Maris in 1961, Sammy Sosa in 1998 and 1999, and Mark McGwire in 1998 and 1999.
Babe Ruth, despite the tremendous numbers of home runs he hit and his record slugging percentage, was just a man. He was born in humble beginnings and he died of a disease that was most likely caused by bad habits when he was younger.
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 Babe Ruth Stats and 500 Home Run Club Statistics
Clearly, Babe Ruth was not only a dominant homerun hitter, but he remains in the Top 10 for every major career hitting statistic.
Babe's slugging was so overwhelming for the era and is still so impressive today that a good portion of people are unaware he started his career as a pitcher.
Babe's Major League pitching career began mid-season in 1914 when he moved from the Minor League Baltimore Orioles to the Boston Red Sox, although he only pitched in 4 games that year for the Sox.
www.baberuthcentral.com /Records   (1593 words)

 NWBabeRuth.org: Babe Ruth Baseball
Babe Ruth League, Inc. has increased steadily from its first 10-team league in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, to its present combined size of over 886,500 players on some 45,200 teams in more than 7,315 leagues.
The next stop in the baseball ladder for young players is the Babe Ruth 16-18 division, born in 1966 and showing remarkable growth and success.
Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball would make the baseball immortal for whom the program is named very proud.
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 Bio4Kids: Meet the People - Babe Ruth
But he is better known as "Babe." He earned this nickname for being so young when he became a professional baseball player.
Ruth started out playing a minor league team in 1914, but soon joined the Boston Red Sox as a pitcher.
Ruth really showed the world his power at bat during the 1918 season.
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 Babe Ruth
Ruth was born on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore.
Ruth's parents had given custody of the boy to the Jesuits at the time he enrolled at St. Mary's, where he was supposed to remain until he turned 21.
Some people began to suggest that Babe was past his prime, but Ruth returned to form in 1926 and in 1927 set a single season home run record of 60 that would not be topped until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961, in a season that was eight games longer.
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 Babe Ruth
Because Ruth's parents had signed over custody of the youngster to St. Mary's he was supposed to remain at the school until the age of twenty-one.
Babe Ruth was one of only two people (Reggie Jackson being the other) to ever hit three home runs in a World Series game and is the only one to do it twice (1926 and 1928).
Babe Ruth and Ralph Kiner ranked first and second respectively as the outfielders with the highest average home runs per at-bat.
www.ultimateyankees.com /baberuthphotos.htm   (2866 words)

 Babe Ruth St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By most estimates, George Herman (Babe) Ruth was the greatest baseball player in the history of the game,; and he is easily the sport=s most renowned and enduring symbol.
Ruth=s legendary power with a baseball bat--many announcers still describe long home runs as ARuthian@ blasts--and his extravagant life off the field contributed to Ruth=s extraordinary fame during his lifetime and after his death.
Ruth=s baseball acumen impressed big-league scouts enough that his contract was purchased by the Boston Red Sox in July of 1914.
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 ESPN.com: Lovable Ruth was everyone's Babe
The name "Babe Ruth" is synonymous with two other words, "home run." We hear his name and the numbers 60 and 714 instantly spring to mind.
Babe was the first to reach 30 homers, 40, 50, 60.
We want to believe that Ruth pointed towards the centerfield bleachers before homering in the 1932 World Series or that his "bellyache heard 'round the world," which caused him to undergo abdominal surgery in 1925, was the result of his eating too many hot dogs.
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 Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth was an American original - perhaps no single word describes him better than "Ruthian," and maybe that says it all.
Ruth led the league in home runs an astonishing 12 times (shattering his 1919 record of 29 with an astounding 54 in 1920), slugging percentage 13 times, on-base percentage 10 times, walks 11 times, runs batted in 6 times and runs scored 8 times.
As America sank into the Great Depression, Ruth's muscle turned to fat and his legendary power began to fade - in 1933, heh it 34 HR and drove in 103 runs, numbers that for him were subpar.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Ruth.html   (691 words)

 Babe Ruth (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Babe Ruth in 1975: l-r Alan Shacklock, Dave Hewitt, Jenny Haan, Ed Spevock, and Steve Gurl.
Babe Ruth was a rock music group active in the 1970s from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.
A disco cover of Babe Ruth's classic "The Mexican" appeared in the late 70's, performed by the Bombers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Babe_Ruth_(band)   (563 words)

 Polls: Babe ruth ................................................................ - Quizilla Polls
Tallahassee Babe Ruth Baseball is a non-profit organization which administers and promotes amateur baseball for all youth in Leon County, Florida,.
Babe Ruth, but for the site to be successful, we'll need a lot of cooperation and volunteer.
Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, was one of the most famous baseball players of the twentieth century.
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 American Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
George Herman Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in eighteen ninety-five.
Babe Ruth's baseball skill and friendly nature made him famous across the country and around the world.
Babe Ruth was so sick that doctors had to operate on him.
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 Kansas Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc.
Babe Ruth baseball continues to grow in Kansas resulting in better league play and better tournament play.
Kansas Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. is proud of the “Classic” games which are held in August each year to showcase the best 15 year-old players in the state.
Babe Ruth League.Org also has several league resources such as birth charts for baseball and softball, consent for treatment forms, add/drop player forms, double-elimination brackets, team and tournament rosters which can be filled out online, charter forms, copies of Bullpen, Babe Ruth programs and news and press releases.
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 Babe Ruth Biography from Who2.com
Ruth began his career as a pitcher but moved to the outfield, where he gained fame as a slugger.
Ruth's larger-than-life personality (including a prodigious fondness for food and drink) was a hit with fans, and Ruth is often credited with making baseball the dominant American sport of its time.
Ruth retired in 1935; he held the single-season record for home runs (60) until fellow Yankee Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961, and the career record (714) until Hank Aaron passed him in 1974.
www.who2.com /baberuth.html   (333 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth
The gentle tribute is enhanced by "vintage-style baseball cards" that highlight aspects of Babe Ruth's career ("The Bambino loved driving low-slung convertibles, donning silk shirts and coonskin coats, and downing huge meals"), allowing Burleigh the opportunity to include important information without destroying the perfect simplicity of the main story.
First, there is the book's narrative, a sort of lyric ode to the Babe that combines his discovering his "pretty" swing as a boy with a home run he hits off of a Red Sox pitcher years later.
Earlier there is a striking painting of Ruth launching a pop-up; the view is from behind the catcher who has taken off his mask, all eyes turned to the sky and the small white ball rising into the sky.
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