How Did Babe Ruth Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book “The Great Gatsby”, there were huge extravaganzas every week. People coming from all over the area to attend these. They were a sight like no other, one that only could be imagined once seen by an eye. This time period was called the Roaring Twenties. Although all the commotion occurring, people still found time in their schedules to catch a baseball game and cheer on their beloved team. Whether they were in Brooklyn cheering for the Dodgers or in Chicago cheering for the Cubs, there was a point of similarity where everyone of this era in American history could relate and conversate about. This point was baseball. They set aside the rivalries when talking, anxious to hear about stories and great players the other had to tell. It was like the country was revolving around this great pastime. During the 1920’s baseball was just …show more content…

George “Babe” Ruth came into the game swing for the fences, displaying his obsern amount of power. This helped him gain the well known nicknames of The Great Bambino and The Sultan of Swat (“Babe Ruth”). Babe first came into the MLB with the Boston Red Sox as a pitcher, but was soon converted to an outfielder in order to get him more at bats before going to the New York Yankees in a large deal following the 1919 season (“Babe Ruth”). While dressed in pinstripes, he lead the team seven AL Pennant titles and four World Series titles becoming one of the biggest names in baseball (“Babe Ruth”). In Ruth’s 1927 season with the Yankees he hit 60 homeruns, a record that would stand for 34 years until Roger Maris hit 61 homeruns in the 1961 season (“Babe Ruth”). Although his stats were phenomenal, Ruth will always best be remembered for his called shot where he pointed, from the batter’s box, to the spot on the fence in which he was going to hit the ball over (“Babe

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