Babe Ruth

By: Wyatt Urzendowski

Biography

George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. Babe Ruth's mother died young and his father owned a bar and died in a bar fight. Babe Ruth was a troubled child and got put in a reform school. This reform school was almost like a baseball academy. They let him play baseball and he excelled from there. By the time that Babe Ruth left the reform school he could play every position perfectly. He then got looked at by the Baltimore Orioles minor league team. After that the Boston Red Sox wanted him to play. They wanted him for his pitching and not so much for his hitting ability. When he hit the ball it would leave the park and that's when people started realizing he was a good hitter. With his hitting ability it led the Red Sox to 3 World Series wins in 1915, 1916, and 1918. There was not really such thing as a home run until Babe Ruth came around. Then the Red Sox needed money more then they needed Babe Ruth and he joined the Yankees in 1919. Babe Ruth basically takes over the baseball world in 1923. As Babe Ruth became a known name, American was going through a time called the Roaring 20's. Babe Ruth sat himself right in the middle of it. He was accepted into every speakeasy. Babe Ruth was out of baseball in 1935. After a decade of him retiring he got cancer and later on died on August 16, 1948.

Impact

Babe Ruth was known for breaking breaking many records in the 1920's. He was also know for being a great role model. Babe Ruth was known as the best player of the century during this time period. In 1920, he went to the New York Yankees and set many records and hit 60 home runs in one year. That record stood for 34 years. Everyone knew his name and everyone wanted to be him. In the 1920's he was in the middle of the Jazz Age. People today call him the best baseball player of all time.
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Questions

How many teams did Babe Ruth himself out beat?


How many ounces was Babe Ruth's bat?