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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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Babe Ruth Comes Back to Fenway To See Derek Jeter's Last Game
One big pregame surprise at Fenway today was running into the one and only Babe Ruth, who came back to Boston to see Derek Jeter's final game.

Was Babe Ruth's first home run in Toronto?
Earlier this month there were a number of stories in the media celebrating the 100th anniversary of the day Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional baseball player.

On This Day: Babe Ruth breaks his own home run record with 60 in a season
The New York Yankee slugged his 60th homer of the year to surpass his 1921 feat of 59

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The legendary Babe Ruth had an employment contract like any other employee, but his had a few extra conditions you might not have considered.

Babe Ruth, Rick Ankiel and Erv Dusak
Dusak pulled off the rare trick of playing in the majors as both a pitcher and position player. Like Rick Ankiel, he transitioned between hitting and pitching in his major league career, but like Babe Ruth and only a few others in history, he even pitched and played as a position player within the same season. Erv Dusak came through the minors along with fellow outfielder Stan Musial.

Babe Ruth ball to benefit youth golfers
They?re hoping Babe Ruth can hit one more out of the park.Organizers of the third annual International Wine and Dine, a major fund raiser for The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley, which serves throughout Butler and Warren counties, are auctioning an authentic Babe Ruth autographed baseball, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the youth golf program, said Director Brian Parkhurst.

Fish Bites: Giancarlo Stanton compared to Babe Ruth?
In his latest Grantland piece, baseball writer Jonah Keri discusses Giancarlo Stanton's success at age 24 and compares him to another big bopper who was involved in a memorable trade, Babe Ruth. Baby Ruth: Giancarlo Stanton?s Historic Season, Crazy Comps, and Big Payday " Teams bidding for Stanton would be vying for a player with an exceedingly rare combination of skill and youth.

Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Toronto 100 years ago today
There was baseball in the city before the Blue Jays, you know. One hundred years ago today, pitcher George Herman "Babe" Ruth of the Providence Grays stepped up to the plate against the Toronto Maple Leafs' Ellis Johnson down at Hanlan's Point Stadium on the Island and slammed a home run--the first of his professional career.Although "the Babe" went on to hit 714 major league home runs after ...

Babe Ruth's Original Yankees Contract Up For Sale
Baseball legend Babe Ruth 's first New York Yankees contract is expected to fetch over $1 million (625,000) when it goes up for auction next month (Oct14).

Babe Ruth's original Yankees contract could go for over $1 million
Baseball legend Babe Ruth's first New York Yankees contract is expected to fetch over $1 million when it goes up for auction next month.

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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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