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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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Author Tom Swyers Responds to Critics of Novel "Saving Babe Ruth"
Swyers says novel "Saving Babe Ruth" is protected free speech, and he maintains that a focus on professional sports in schools and in youth sports is hurting kids and families. He also challenges Newsweek's recent 2014 high school rankings study. (PRWeb October 29, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12272291.htm

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig celebrated a World Series win by dressing as cowboys
From the intersection of Halloween, World Series and old timey photos, here's Babe Ruth celebrating the Yankees 1928 World Series win by dressing as a cowboy and riding a jeep dressed like a steer. That cowboy fella alongside the jeep is Lou Gehrig. Getty Images Taking a trip into the rabbit hole of one hundred year old sports photos is a fun way to spend the day. I highly recommend it. Here are ...

Staten Island youth baseball: Mid-Island Babe Ruth League teams up for a good cause
Mid-Island Babe Ruth hit one out of the park last week at their annual awards dinner. While there was much to celebrate at last Wednesday's ceremony, held at Li Greci's Staaten, the highlight of the evening came when the league...

Game 7 of World Series: 'A gift for everyone'
In Kansas City, Game 7 of the World Series conjures up memories of Bret Saberhagen's brilliance, a St. Louis meltdown and the only Royals championship in 1985. There was Willie McCovey's game-ending lineout that was oh-so-close to being a Series-winning hit in 1962 and another loss 40 years later by Barry Bonds & Co. to the Angels. Be it Babe Ruth, Jack Morris or Mariano Rivera, the moments ...

Stanton, Trout and Selig claim Aaron Awards
By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record, recognizes the top offensive ...

Baseball-Stanton, Trout and Selig claim Aaron Awards
By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record, recognizes the top offensive ...

Will Johnny Boychuk trade haunt Bruins?
It's a story all New England sports fans are familiar with. The year was 1919 and Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee, hoping to finance his Broadway aspirations, sold the rights to a talented young player named George Herman Ruth to the New York Yankees. Babe Ruth -- already a well-known star -- went on to cement his status as one of the greatest ballplayers of all time in New York. He left his ...

The Day Babe Ruth Played in Vancouver's Rain (in News)
'If these people can take the weather, so can we,' Ruth told his all-stars. 'We're gonna give 'em a ball game.'

Super Secrets From Super Angels - For The Rest Of Us
Like Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth, super angels are the best of the best, the superstars who set the standards for others.

Get a Load of the Arm on the World Series Peanut Guy
Baseball fans throughout history have witnessed many great pitchers on the field: Cy Young, Nolan Ryan, Babe Ruth. And Wednesday night's World Series game between The San Francisco Giants and The Kansas City Royals was no different...except that the pitcher was not a pitcher, and he wasn't on the field but in the stands where he works.

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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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