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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 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.

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.

Happy Anniversary: Willie Mays' 600th career home run
On Sept. 22, 1969 -- or exactly 45 years ago -- MLB legend Willie Mays became just the second man to join the 600-homer club. After the following shot, it was just Mays and Babe Ruth:

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 ...

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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.

When Choo Choo Coleman's Baseball Card Beats Babe Ruth's Or Mickey Mantle's
You can still score buying and selling old baseball cards if you find Choo Choo Colemans and other average players from certain years.

Rare Ruth, Gehrig film being shown in Cooperstown
Rare home movie footage of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig during a 1920s barnstorming tour in California will lead off this weekend's Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival.

Double parade for Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth teams
A slight drizzle began falling, but the teenagers filling up two flatbed trucks in the Acme parking lot didn't appear bothered. This parade assembling in the lot in Newtown Square, Delaware County, was for them.

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.

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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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