Babe Ruth

By: Caleb Hammer

Biography of Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. Babe Ruth grew up with his parents until he was 7 years old. When he was 7 years old, he was sent to St. Mary's boy school. He was sent to this boys school due to his bad behavior. His bad behavior included tobacco, alcohol, and even taunted police. Babe Ruth was said to throw tomatoes at police and even drank alcohol and chewed tobacco before the age of 7. His parents couldn't control his behavior so they sent him to the boys school.

Babe Ruth did many things at St. Mary’s industrial school for boys and one activity was baseball. At St. Mary’s Babe worked on his baseball skills with other boys and the monks that this school was run by. Babe Ruth kept getting better and better and the monks kept working on his skills. The monks saw that Babe Ruth's skills were over the top and asked Jack Dunn, owner of the Baltimore Orioles, to watch Babe Ruth play baseball. Jack Dunn thought Ruth had the skills to play for the Orioles and offered Ruth a contract to play with the Orioles. Babe Ruth accepted the contract and began his career in baseball. In the professional league, Ruth was not an ordinary player. He beat many records for home runs and the fan base loved him.

Impact of Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was a hero in America. He inspired people to play baseball and that anything is possible. Babe Ruth came from being sent to a boys school to being a professional athlete.
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Questions from the video

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