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

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.

East Muskingum Babe Ruth to host youth tournament
The East Muskingum Babe Ruth organization will conduct a youth baseball tournament for ages 9 and 10 and 11 and 12 in New Concord from May 2-4.

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.

Racists targeting Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record in 1974. He's still receiving hate mail.

The Braves are receiving a new wave of racist hate mail aimed at Hank Aaron
Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth's home-run record 40 years ago, riled up people with recent comments about racism in America.

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Hank Aaron Still Receiving Racist Hate Mail For Breaking Babe Ruth's Record
MLB Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is a living legend and that fact was certified a week ago when he and the Atlanta Braves celebrated the 40th anniversary of him breaking Babe Ruth's home run record.

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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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