Babe Ruth

By Jheda Kennedy

Brief biography of Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth Jr. was born February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. As a child Ruth was one of eight born to his mother Kate Schamberger-Ruth and father George Herman Sr. Ruth was also one of only two that survived infancy. Growing up, Ruth was consistently caught drinking, chewing tobacco and insulting local police officers because of this his family decided to send him to St. Mary's Industrial School for boys. This was Ruth's home for the next 12 years. Mathias a monk, introduced Ruth to baseball. By the age of 15 Ruth showed extraordinary skills as both a strong hitter and pitcher.

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.

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