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Welcome to BabeRuth.com, the official website of Babe Ruth. Throughout these pages you will find information about this legendary baseball player.

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Quick Summary of Babe Ruth

Birth name: George Herman Ruth
Born: February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland
Died: August 16, 1948 in New York, New York
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215 lbs
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Major League Baseball debut: July 11, 1914
Last Major League Baseball appearance: May 30, 1935
Hall of Fame: Elected in 1936 receiving 95.13% of the votes

Career Highlights and Awards

  • 2-time All-Star selection (1933, 1934)
  • 7-time World Series champion (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)
  • 1923 AL MVP
  • Had #3 retired by the New York Yankees in 1948
  • Member of Major League Baseball’s All Century Team
  • Voted Athlete of the Century by the Associated Press
  • ESPN Sports Century - #2 Athlete of the 20th Century
  • Named the Greatest baseball player of all time by The Sporting News
  • Named the Greatest baseball player of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated