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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.

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

Southlake sports briefs: Babe Ruth Umpire Clinic at C.P. Fun Center Dome
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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 ...

Babe Ruth Baseball gears up
ATASCADERO ? Winter is coming, and spring is around the corner ? that means baseball, and Atascadero Babe Ruth will be holding its general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the the Atascadero Rabobank meeting room.

Lafayette College's Jim Finnen, the 'Voice of God', will be heard at Yankee Stadium on Saturday
Jim Finnen said he once got to meet Bob Sheppard, the Babe Ruth of public address announcers who worked games at Yankee Stadium for more than 50 years.

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 ...

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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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