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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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Nationals' skipper Matt Williams' "Babe Ruth" on hold... for now
Washington Nationals' skipper Matt Williams said he would make good on his promise to reenact his Babe Ruth reenactment now that the Nationals have won ten in a row, but right now is not the time. The Washington Nationals went 0 for 13 with runners in scoring positon. Gonzalez didn't get the win to snap his five-game losing streak, but he did throw seven scoreless on just 97 pitches.

Newtown teams head for World Series
The Newtown Board of Supervisors, Aug. 11, sent their ?Congratulations? to the Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth League?s 13-year-old and 15-year-old teams, who are heading for the Babe Ruth World Series.

Lumber River Babe Ruth handed first loss of World Series
LONG VIEW, Wash ? The Lumber River Babe Ruth team was handed their first loss of the Babe Ruth World Series in Long View, Washington, as they fell to Waterford, Connecticut 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Broomall-Newtown 13 yr. olds win World Series!
While the Taney Dragons were the talk of the baseball world for reaching the Little League World Series, two teams from Marple Newtown have been making waves in the Babe Ruth World Series (which is the organized baseball league for kids outside the Little League age-range).

Home run king Babe Ruth helped pioneer modern cancer treatment
Babe Ruth poses in the visitors dugout in Cleveland in this 1927 photo. The beloved baseball player died from cancer on Aug. 16, 1948. Photo by Louis Van Oeyen/Western Reserve Historical Society/Getty Images From a doctor?s perspective, one of the most interesting scenes in the 1948 motion picture, ?The Babe Ruth Story,? occurs at the film?s end. The scene depicts Ruth?s tragic death at 53 from ...

Broomall-Newtown wins Babe Ruth crown
The Broomall-Newtown squad claimed the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series championship with an 11-4 victory over Chandler-Mesa (Ariz.) in Glen Allen, Va., Friday night.

Matt Williams puts promised Babe Ruth impression on hold
The Washington manager is keeping his focus on the matters at hand.

Nats Journal: Matt Williams on his pending Babe Ruth impression after 10 straight wins
"You make the promise, youve got to live to it," Williams said. "So it will happen somewhere, somehow."

Shock rolls over Fargo in Babe Ruth World Series pool-play finale
The Schererville Shock needed to win its final pool-play game Sunday night at the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series in Longview, Wash.

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Elk Grove Babe Ruth Baseball is accepting registration for the 2014 fall season, ages 13-15. It is a developmental league and all level players are welcome to sign up and get a chance to play different positions and learn advanced skills in preparation for the spring season.

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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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