Babe Ruth

By: Brennon Larsen

Biography

George Herman Ruth is recognized as probably the best baseball player to ever play the game. He was born February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. By the age of 19, he was already playing on a professional baseball team, the Baltimore Oriels. Babe Ruth had amazing power on his swing, now a days announcers still call long home runs "Ruthian Blast". Babe Ruth played for a few different teams in his career, but everyone remembers him as playing for the New York Yankees. In 1919, Babe Ruth went to the Yankees for a record breaking amount of $125,000. His amazing left handed pitching and power hitting made him sports first superstar.

Impact

Babe Ruth had a huge impact on the game of baseball. "The Babe" led the Boston Red Sox to World Series in the course of 3 seasons, in 1914 and 1918. When Ruth joined the Yankees in 1919, a true dynasty was created, he led the, to 7 World series titles. Babe Ruth impacted the game of baseball in a completely new way. His greatness saved baseball from the Black Sox scandal and gave many hope during the Great Depression.
Babe Ruth Biography: Boston Red Sox to NY Yankees