George Herman Ruth, Jr

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George Herman Ruth, Jr
•By Woody Pierre and Nick Falco

Tuesday, February 5, 13

Background on Babe
• Born on February 6, 1895 • When he turned 7 years old, his parents sent him to the St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys where he learned vocational skills, but mainly, his passion and love for the game of baseball. • He was 6'2" 220lbs. • Professional Career • Boston Red Sox (1914-19) • New York Yankees (1920-34) • Boston Braves (1935)

• Babe lost his battle with cancer on August 16, 1948

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Stats on ya boii…
• Major Leage Career Statistics • Batting average: 342 • Home runs: 714 • Hits: 2,873 • RBI: 2,213 • Pitching W/L record: 94-46 • ERA: 2.28

Tuesday, February 5, 13

More Stats of the King
• Top Ten in MLB history in the following categories:
• 3rd on home run list – 714 • 10th in batting average .342 • 2nd on RBI list – 2,213 • 2nd on all-time slugging % – .690 • 2nd on all-time on-base % – .474 • 1st on all-time OPS – 1.164 • 4th on all-time runs list – 2,174 • 6th on all-time total bases list – 5,793 • 3rd on all-time walks list – 2,062

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Stats: Part
• Career Batting Stats: • SLG: .690 • RBI: 2213 • HR: 714 • AVG: .342

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The Curse of
• • The Boston Red Sox won four World Series in the eight years Babe Ruth played on the team. In 1914 the Boston Red Sox bought Babe Ruth from the Baltimore club and immediately signed him for $3,500 a year, three times the amount he was being paid During the next 3-years Ruth was the best lefthander in baseball • 18 wins in 1915, 23 in 1916 and 24 in 1917 In all 3 of those years opponents batted under . 220 against him In 1916 he led the league with a 1.75 ERA and spun a league leading nine shutouts In 1917, Ruth was 24-13, completing 35 of the 38 games he started • He allowed only 244 hitters in 326 innings



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Impact on America’s Pastime
• The fans absolutely loved his swing &...
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