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Babe Ruth

The consensus best baseball player of all-time due to his excellence both as a hitter and a pitcher, Babe Ruth is one of the most widely recognized figures in sports history. Most often associated with the New York Yankees, Ruth started his career with the Boston Red Sox, where as a pitcher he was among the league's best and was a standout World Series performer. Ruth's move from the Red Sox to the Yankees marked the end of an era of World Series titles in Boston and the beginning of a World Series winning tradition for the Yankees. This trade become the most famous in baseball history, and later it was added to lore that Ruth cursed the Sox, a curse that would cause an 86 year gulf between Red Sox World Series wins. Ruth's home run hitting prowess on the Yankees is widely considered to have saved baseball in the aftermath of the Chicago Black Sox scandal that discredited the sport. Ruth would demolish home run records, both single season and career, before his finishing his career out with the Boston Braves. Babe Ruth was elected to the Hall Of Fame in 1936.


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Long wait, quick end to Hank Aaron's chase of Babe Ruth
The gray finger twisted and spun downward outside the airplane window. This was the start of the second part of a two-season segment of baseball history.

The arrival of Babe Ruth and Major League Baseball
Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox were coming to the city for a Sunday exhibition game. As a prelude to their arrival the next day, the Fourth Annual New Departure Field Day was held at Muzzy Field and Page?s Barbecue Grounds (located behind Muzzy Field). This colossal event was designed to bring management, employees and families together with a feeling of connectedness and esprit de corps.

Lamar Babe Ruth Softball registration
Lamar Babe Ruth Softball will be having it's final registration at 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 23 at Citizen's Field, for any girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who are interested in playing softball.

Ruth's 1st HR ball at Stadium off to auction
An autographed baseball that might be the first home run Babe Ruth launched into the house that he built, is heading to the auction block.

Lamar Babe Ruth registration
Registration for Lamar Babe Ruth Summer Baseball will continue on Friday, April 19.

500 for No. 5: Pujols hits home-run milestone
Babe Ruth would be proud of the newest member of the 500 club ? Pujols actually called his shots.

John Habib's City Sports Babe Ruth will miss Burke
Colin Burke has announced he's stepping down as coach after a remarkable 32-year career, the second-longest coaching tenure in Manchester Babe Ruth League history behind Mickey Hanagan.

John Habib's City Sports Big concerns about the Little Leagues
American Legion and Babe Ruth organizations are not the only baseball leagues in Manchester facing a shortage of players. Registration numbers are down this spring compared to last year at four city Little Leagues, while the fifth league, Manchester North, reported its enrollment is holding steady.

Alameda: League to take over College of Alameda baseball field
The City Council has approved letting Alameda Babe Ruth Baseball manage the park. The move is projected to eventually save the city about $31,000 annually

Rare, newly discovered footage of Gehrig and Ruth unearthed
Newly found archival footage shows Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at a game against the Senators in 1925, the very day Gehrig began his streak of 2,130 straight games played.

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George Herman Ruth had many nicknames aside from Babe. Those included The Bambino, The Caliph of Clout, Sultan of Swat, Jidge, The Behemoth of Bust and The Great Bambino.
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