Babe Ruth's Impact On America

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The Roaring 20’s brought many great changes to America. New technology, economic boom, and cultural change strived. George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr., an American baseball player, was one of eight children born to a saloon keeper. He was taught at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, where his love and passion for the game, began. Little did anyone know, soon, America would be home to the legend of baseball. While attending St. Mary’s, Babe Ruth looked up to a monk, Brother Matthias, who taught him the game of baseball. With an incredible strong hit and pitch, Babe Ruth caught the eye of Jack Dunn, the owner of the Baltimore Orioles. At the time, the Orioles seeked out players for The Boston Red Sox. In order for Babe to be signed into the major leagues, he had to have a guardian sign off on it. Soon, Jack Dunn became Babe Ruth’s new guardian. Though Babe led the Boston Red Sox to three championships, it wasn’t until 1927 while playing for the Yankees where Babe hit a staggering 60 homeruns in a single season - a record that stood untouched for 34 years. Becoming famous didn’t happen overnight for Babe Ruth. It took him from the time he was born, to the time he hit 60 home runs, to become famous. Though nowadays, perhaps anyone could become famous. All someone would need is access to wifi and a video camera and then submit a video on the internet of literally anything and the world …show more content…

It might be hard to think about since most americans nowadays are glued to their smartphones, but the world would be a much different place. Same goes with baseball. If baseball wasn’t around the United States wouldn’t be home to one of the most iconic legends of baseball history. With many different nicknames, The Great Bambino and The Sultan of Swat just to name a few, Babe Ruth will never be forgotten by his beloved fans. He will remain as one of Major Leagues Baseball’s top legend of his

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