Babe Ruth

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including career home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164), some of which have been broken. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

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Filmography

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Selected Babe Ruth film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1942
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1937
Home Run on the Keys (Short Film)
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1932
Fancy Curves (Short Film)
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1932
Over the Fence (Short Film)
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1932
Perfect Control (Short Film)
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1932
Just Pals (Short Film)
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1932
Slide, Babe, Slide (Short Film)
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1928
Speedy (1928)
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1927
Babe Dugan

1920
Headin' Home (1920)
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Soundtrack Credits

1985
American Masters (1985) (TV Show)
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1937
Home Run on the Keys (Short Film)
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Writer Credits

1948
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Self

1991
Baseball's Official Ballpark Bloopers
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1987
A's All Star Almanac
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1939
Touching All Bases
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1929
At the Ball Game
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1926
Top-Notchers
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1925
Sons of Swat
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1922
Little Miss Bluebonnet
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1922
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 11
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1921
Cradle of Champions
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1921
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 25
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1920
Play Ball with Babe Ruth (Short Film)
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1920
How Babe Ruth Hits a Home Run
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1920
Over the Fence
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1916
World Series Games 1916, Boston vs. Brooklyn
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1915
1915 World's Championship Series
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Quotes

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List of Babe Ruth quotes.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.


I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.


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Magazine issues featuring Babe Ruth on the cover.
  • Babe Ruth - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (26 December 1998)
  • Babe Ruth - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (24 August 1998)
  • Babe Ruth - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (18 March 1974)
  • Babe Ruth - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (9 October 2006)

Albums

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List of albums by Babe Ruth, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Babe Ruth.
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Dating History

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List of Babe Ruth relationships, in date order.

Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Babe Ruth.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1914 BOS 2-1 3.91 4 3 1 0 0 23 21 12 10 7 3
1915 BOS 18-8 2.44 32 28 16 1 0 217 166 80 59 85 112
1916 BOS 23-12 1.75 44 41 23 9 1 323 230 83 63 118 170
1917 BOS 24-13 2.01 41 38 35 6 2 326 244 93 73 108 128
1918 BOS 13-7 2.22 20 19 18 1 0 166 125 51 41 49 40
1919 BOS 9-5 2.97 17 15 12 0 1 133 148 59 44 58 30
1920 NYY 1-0 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 4 3 4 2 2 0
1921 NYY 2-0 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 9 14 10 9 9 2
1930 NYY 1-0 3.00 1 1 1 0 0 9 11 3 3 2 3
1933 NYY 1-0 5.00 1 1 1 0 0 9 12 5 5 3 0
Career 94-46 - 163 148 107 17 4 - 974 400 309 441 488

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Babe Ruth.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1914 BOS 5 - 0 7 0 0 1.000
1915 BOS 42 - 17 63 2 3 0.976
1916 BOS 67 - 24 83 3 6 0.973
1917 BOS 52 - 19 101 2 4 0.984
1918 BOS 95 - 270 72 18 16 0.950
1919 BOS 130 - 270 53 4 11 0.988
1920 NYY 142 - 270 21 20 4 0.936
1921 NYY 152 - 357 19 13 6 0.967
1922 NYY 110 - 226 14 9 3 0.964
1923 NYY 152 - 419 21 12 4 0.973
1924 NYY 153 - 340 18 14 4 0.962
1925 NYY 98 - 207 15 6 3 0.974
1926 NYY 152 - 318 11 7 7 0.979
1927 NYY 151 - 328 14 13 4 0.963
1928 NYY 154 - 304 9 8 0 0.975
1929 NYY 135 - 240 5 4 2 0.984
1930 NYY 145 - 266 14 10 2 0.966
1931 NYY 145 - 242 5 7 2 0.972
1932 NYY 133 - 212 10 9 1 0.961
1933 NYY 137 - 222 10 8 4 0.967
1934 NYY 125 - 197 3 8 0 0.962
1935 BSN 28 - 39 1 2 0 0.952
Career 2503 - 4787 569 179 86 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Babe Ruth.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1914 BOS 5 10 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 0.200 0.200 0.300
1915 BOS 42 92 16 29 10 1 4 21 0 9 23 0.315 0.376 0.576
1916 BOS 67 136 18 37 5 3 3 15 0 10 23 0.272 0.322 0.419
1917 BOS 52 123 14 40 6 3 2 12 0 12 18 0.325 0.385 0.472
1918 BOS 95 317 50 95 26 11 11 66 6 58 58 0.300 0.411 0.555
1919 BOS 130 432 103 139 34 12 29 114 7 101 58 0.322 0.456 0.657
1920 NYY 142 458 158 172 36 9 54 137 14 150 80 0.376 0.532 0.847
1921 NYY 152 540 177 204 44 16 59 171 17 145 81 0.378 0.512 0.846
1922 NYY 110 406 94 128 24 8 35 99 2 84 80 0.315 0.434 0.672
1923 NYY 152 522 151 205 45 13 41 131 17 170 93 0.393 0.545 0.764
1924 NYY 153 529 143 200 39 7 46 121 9 142 81 0.378 0.513 0.739
1925 NYY 98 359 61 104 12 2 25 66 2 59 68 0.290 0.393 0.543
1926 NYY 152 495 139 184 30 5 47 146 11 144 76 0.372 0.516 0.737
1927 NYY 151 540 158 192 29 8 60 164 7 137 89 0.356 0.486 0.772
1928 NYY 154 536 163 173 29 8 54 142 4 137 87 0.323 0.463 0.709
1929 NYY 135 499 121 172 26 6 46 154 5 72 60 0.345 0.430 0.697
1930 NYY 145 518 150 186 28 9 49 153 10 136 61 0.359 0.493 0.732
1931 NYY 145 534 149 199 31 3 46 163 5 128 51 0.373 0.495 0.700
1932 NYY 133 457 120 156 13 5 41 137 2 130 62 0.341 0.489 0.661
1933 NYY 137 459 97 138 21 3 34 103 4 114 90 0.301 0.442 0.582
1934 NYY 125 365 78 105 17 4 22 84 1 104 63 0.288 0.448 0.537
1935 BSN 28 72 13 13 0 0 6 12 0 20 24 0.181 0.359 0.431
Career 2503 8399 2174 2873 506 136 714 2213 123 2062 1330 - - -

First NameGeorge
Last NameRuth
Full Name at BirthGeorge Herman Ruth
Other NamesThe Bambino
The Sultan Of Swat
Age53 (age at death)
Date of BirthFebruary 6, 1895
BirthplaceBaltimore, MD
Date of DeathAugust 16, 1948
Location of DeathNew York, NY
Cause of DeathCancer - Throat
BuriedGate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight215 lbs (97.5 kg)
BuildLarge
Eye ColorBrown - Light
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Star SignAquarius
SexualityStraight
ReligionRoman Catholic
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolSt. Mary's (Baltimore, MD)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionOutfielder, Pitcher
BatsLeft
ThrowsLeft
MLB Debut11 July 1914
Last MLB Game30 May 1935
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1936 (215/226 ballots).
Claim to FameThe Bambino
Music GenreComedy/Spoken
Music StyleProg-Rock, Speeches, Album Rock, Hard Rock, Spoken Word
Music MoodExuberant, Rollicking, Ambitious, Gutsy, Literate, Theatrical, Complex, Intense, Energetic, Urgent, Cerebral, Tense/Anxious, Trippy, Refined/Mannered, Somber, Indulgent, Dramatic, Knotty

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