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Babe Ruth

  • Course: KSP 106
  • Professor: Laura
  • School: Minnesota State University-Mankato, MN
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Ukpoma Kelly Odianosen 3rd of March 2014.

The Amazing Babe Ruth

Ukpoma Kelly Odianosen

Minnesota State University, Mankato

KSP 106.

George Herman Ruth, Jr. best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", He was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland to parents George Sr. and Kate. George Jr. was one of eight children, although only he and his sister Mamie survived. George Jr.’s parents worked long hours, leaving little time to watch over him and his sister and he was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935. Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters. Ruth was a mainstay in the Yankees' lineup that won seven pennants and four World Series titles during his tenure with the team. After a short stint with the Boston Braves in 1935, Ruth retired. In 1936, Ruth became one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. “The details of his childhood however are at best sketchy, relying on hazing memory and anecdote to back up many of the claims and stories. During his life and after his death, so much was written about Babe Ruth that it is hard to know what is real and what is myth. Babe himself was sometimes unreliable,...