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Babe Ruth

professional baseball outfielder and pitcher

Net Worth $ 785 Thousand
  • Birthday6th Feb, 95
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusDeceased
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Born as George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. had an estimated net worth of $785 thousand. This professional baseball player was able to spend 22 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1914 until 1935. He started his career being the left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. But, he considers his greatest fame being the sluggish outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth’s batting and also a few pitching records are 714 career home runs, .690 slugging percentage, 2,213 runs batted in RBIs, 1.164 on-base plus slugging OPS, and also 2,062 bases on balls. He is also considered to be one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history. More so, he is one of the first five players to have been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame back in 1936. He was seven years old when he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys. It is a reformatory where he was able to learn life lessons plus baseball skills coming from the Brother Matthias Boutlier, which is the school’s disciplinarian and also a capable baseball player. It was in 1914 when he got to play for the Baltimore Orioles but was later traded to the Red Sox. Ruth won 20 games twice being a pitcher and became a member of three World Series championship teams together with Boston. He believed his talents were best used being an everyday player. After the 1919 season, Ruth was controversially sold by the Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to the Yankees. 15 years with the said group, he was able to bring seven pennants wins and four World Series championships. On August 16, 1948, this baseball athlete succumbed to cancer. The New York Times headline even read, “Babe Ruth/Idol of Millions of Boys/Dead.”

Quotes

  • 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

Babe Ruth Estates and Homes (1)

Boston Home

Boston Home

Babe Ruth Wedding (1)

Claire Merritt Hodgson

Babe Ruth Brands (1)

Boston Braves jersey

A Few Brands that Babe Ruth Wears

Boston Red Sox Uniform

Boston Red Sox Uniform

New York Yankees Uniform

New York Yankees Uniform

Notre Dame Jersey

Notre Dame Jersey
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