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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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Babe Ruth, the billion-dollar ballplayer
So, Giancarlo Stanton's contract has me wondering: What would Babe Ruth be worth today? In his piece for ESPN Insider, Dan Szymborski projected Stanton will be worth $316 million from ages 25 to 37, just shy of the $325 million he'll be getting. Jeff Sullivan conducted a related study on FanGraphs, comparing Stanton to similar hitters through age 24 and then asking: How would a 13-year contract ...

Babe Ruth considers avoiding west
Glendive?s local youth baseball organization may pursue its own course following a growing rift with leadership from the western side of the state.

Babe Ruth's 1922 contract included a home run bonus
The iconic baseball player may have been the first sports figure with an incentive-laden deal.

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GYB is now taking Cal Ripken (ages 5-12) and Babe Ruth (ages 13-15) league registration for the Spring 2015 season. Registration forms and season information can be found online at www.galtyouthbaseball.com.

Never mind crabs; in Baltimore, try Afghan food
BALTIMORE (AP) ? There are three things that everyone in Baltimore wants you to know when you come for a visit: Baseball great Babe Ruth was born here. Poet Edgar Allan Poe died here. And there's a great Afghan restaurant owned by Hamid Karzai's brother.

Orioles knock around Tigers
Here in Baltimore, they know crab cakes, Babe Ruth?s exploits and Boog?s barbecue. And, above all else, they know Cy Young Award winners.

Baltimore: Babe Ruth was born here, Poe died here and Karzai's brother owns a great restaurant
BALTIMORE ? There are three things that everyone in Baltimore wants you to know when you come for a visit: Baseball great Babe Ruth was born here. Poet Edgar Allan Poe died here. And there's a great Afghan restaurant owned by Hamid Karzai's brother.

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The Stamford Old-Timers Athletic Association are instituting Memorial Awards for the first time.

Robinson pitcher reflects on World Series rings
Growing up in the Kings Park West neighborhood of Fairfax, making his way through Little League (the White Sox), Babe Ruth League and finally playing varsity baseball for Robinson Secondary School in the early 1990s, Javier Lopez only ever dreamed of getting to play one game in the Major Leagues.

Baseball league celebrates the season
One of the bookends of the fall season for Gainesville Haymarket Baseball League hit when one team came together to take third place in the Babe Ruth World Series; the other came when all of the teams came together on Oct. 18 to celebrate another successful season. The 13U All-Star State Champs team took third place at the Babe Ruth World Series on Aug. 22.

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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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