By Jheda Kennedy
Brief biography of Babe Ruth
Ruth's strong pitching caught the attention of Jack Dunn, who was the owner of the minor league Baltimore Orioles. At this time, the Orioles prepared players for the major league team which was known as the Boston Red Sox. And Dunn saw much promise in Ruth's athletic performance. At the age of 19, Dunn became Ruth's legal guardian. Now teammates jokingly called Ruth "Dunn's new babe". This joke stuck, and Ruth hastily earned the nickname "Babe' Ruth. Ruth was only with this club for a short time before he was called up to the majors in Boston. Over the next five years, Ruth led the Red Sox to three championships. He also pitched a record of 13 scoreless innings in one game and set a single season home run record of 29 runs. December 1919, Ruth got traded to the New York Yankees. Ruth leading the way, led the New York Yankees to winning four World Series titles over the next fifteen seasons. Ruth still to today is known as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Ruth broke some of baseball's most important records including leading in home runs, total bases in a season, and the highest slugging percent. In Ruth's whole career he hit a total of 714 home runs. George Herman Ruth Jr. died on August 16, 1948. Babe Ruth is truly remembered these days for his domination of the game and for his massive numbers that had never been seen.Ruth was truly a superstar! Because of Ruth the New York Yankees 1927 team is still considered by many people to be the greatest in baseball history.
"Dunn's new babe"
Jack Dunn (left) watching Ruth sign his legal ward papers. At the age of 19, Dunn became Ruth's legal guardian.
New York Yankees
"Babe" led the New York Yankees to four World Series titles.
George Herman Ruth Jr.
"Babe" Ruth one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
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