Babe Ruth Essay

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Babe Ruth was not just a superstar athlete but a notable face of the Roaring Twenties. To this day, he is an inspiration for many and proves that his career has changed the game of baseball. Forever he will be one of the greatest ever to play the game of baseball. Throughout his life, he had many ups and downs including; a challenging early life, an astonishing career, and a neverending impact on many Americans.
George Herman Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 6, 1895. George was a sibling of eight with only him and his younger sister surviving till adulthood. Since his busy father and sickly mother had no time for him, he roamed the streets; skipping school, getting drunk, and chewing tobacco. In 1902, he was sent to St.Mary’s Industrial School for boys. Baseball offered Ruth an opportunity to escape from poverty and all the other struggles that he faced. While a teenager at St. Mary’s, he achieved local renown for his baseball playing. In 1914 Jack Dunn, owner of the local minor-league Baltimore Orioles franchise, signed him to a contract for $600. Ruth got the nickname “Babe” when a sportswriter called him one of “Dunn’s babes.” …show more content…

They consisted of the Boston Braves (Atlanta Braves present day), the Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees. During his playing time, Ruth was a two-way player which means he pitched and hit, which to this day is rare to see. Throughout his career, Babe Ruth had 714 home runs, putting him in an elite group that consists of Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, and Albert Pujols. His lifetime statistics also include 2,873 hits, 2,214 runs batted in (RBI), a .342 batting average, a .474 on-base percentage, a .690 slugging percentage, and a career earned run average (ERA) of 2.28 Ruth was later inducted into the Hall of Fame with the 1936

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