- Birthday6th Feb, 95
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDeceased
- The only game, I think, in the world is baseball.
- When asked if he had any superstitions: "Just one. Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases."
- All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.
- As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
- Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.
Did you know?
- Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1936 (charter member). Played for the American League s Boston Red Sox (1914-1919) and New York Yankees (1920-1934), and for the National League s Boston Braves (1935).
- Enshrined in the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, 1995 (charter member).
- Was lifted for a pinch hitter in the 1918 World Series.
- Spoke German fluently. His maternal grandfather was a German immigrant.
- His last home run was the first to clear the right field roof in Pittsburgh s Forbes Field.
- Still holds the Yankee club record for the highest season batting average with his .393 effort in 1923.
Family & relationships
- Helen Woodford Ruth