March 11, 2014
Babe Ruth was a legendary baseball player. He was born under the name George Herman Ruth Jr. on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. Babe was one of eight children though only him and one of his sisters survived. George’s parents worked long hours leaving Babe to do almost whatever he wanted. He skipped school quite often and causing trouble around his neighborhood. At age 7 his parents transferred him to an all boys Catholic school run by monks for him to get a better education. St. Mary’s was the school Babe attended and it was a very strict school that helped turn his life from bad to good. St. Mary’s was the place at which Babe got his passion for baseball. Brother Matthias was someone that was a role model for Babe. Brother Matthias also helped sharpen Babe’s baseball skills. They worked all the time to try and perfect Babe’s pitching, fielding, and batting skills. Babe ended up becoming such a good player that the brothers invited the owner of the Baltimore Orioles Jack Dunn out to watch him. Dunn was immediately impressed so he offered him a contract. He got the nickname babe from Dunn who called him his “newest babe”. Babe played well for the Orioles which attracted other teams and the Red Sox’s ended up getting him. Babe was known for his ability to hit the ball but he started his career as a pitcher and a good one at that. Then he stopped pitching and starting hitting more often breaking records left and right for homeruns. After setting records with the Red sox’s he was sold to the New York Yankees. Babe was a fulltime outfielder for the Yankees. He started to shatter records like crazy changing the game of baseball. Babe helped win all kinds of prestigious awards with the Yankees. At the end of Babe’s career he held an amazing 56 major league records. He was put in the hall of fame in 1936.