Babe Ruth

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth Full Name: Babe Ruth [George Herman Ruth, Jr.]
Nationality: American

Profession: Baseball Legend
Why Famous: US Major League Baseball player considered one of the greatest hitters of all time; was one of the first 5 individuals elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Born: February 6, 1895
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Died: August 16, 1948 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1914-10-14 Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford
  • 1929-04-17 Baseball great Babe Ruth (34) marries 2nd wife Claire Merritt Hodgson (31)

Historical Events in the Life of Babe Ruth

  • 1914-04-22 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
  • 1914-07-10 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
  • 1914-07-11 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
  • 1915-05-06 Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15
  • 1916-10-09 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
  • 1917-04-11 Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox
  • 1918-07-08 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
  • 1919-07-05 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
  • 1919-09-08 Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25
  • 1919-09-20 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
  • 1919-09-24 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
  • 1919-09-27 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
  • 1919-12-26 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees
  • 1920-05-01 Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds
  • 1920-09-29 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
  • 1921-06-08 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM
  • 1921-06-10 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
  • 1921-07-12 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
  • 1921-08-28 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
  • 1921-10-02 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR
  • 1921-10-09 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
  • 1922-03-06 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year
  • 1922-05-20 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
  • 1922-05-25 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
  • 1922-06-12 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
  • 1922-08-30 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
  • 1923-10-11 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game
  • 1923-10-23 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • 1925-04-05 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer
  • 1925-04-09 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • 1925-04-17 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • 1925-05-26 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
  • 1925-08-09 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
  • 1925-08-29 After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him
  • 1926-10-06 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5
  • 1927-03-02 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
  • 1927-04-15 Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
  • 1927-06-11 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs
  • 1927-07-12 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
  • 1927-08-16 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
  • 1927-08-22 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
  • 1927-09-11 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
  • 1927-09-29 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
  • 1927-09-30 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
  • 1928-08-01 Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace
  • 1928-10-09 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
  • 1929-08-11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)
  • 1930-03-08 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
  • 1930-05-21 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
  • 1931-08-21 Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns
  • 1932-10-01 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers
  • 1933-07-06 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run
  • 1933-12-29 NY Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1934-01-15 Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)
  • 1934-07-13 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)
  • 1934-07-17 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
  • 1934-08-10 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
  • 1934-09-24 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
  • 1934-09-30 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • 1934-10-20 All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
  • 1934-11-02 Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
  • 1935-02-26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
  • 1935-04-16 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR
  • 1935-05-25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
  • 1935-05-30 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
  • 1935-05-31 Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
  • 1935-06-02 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
  • 1935-08-12 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
  • 1936-01-29 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
  • 1936-03-09 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
  • 1937-03-25 It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
  • 1938-06-18 Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season
  • 1938-11-02 Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager
  • 1947-04-27 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US
  • 1948-06-13 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
  • 1948-07-26 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
  • 1949-04-19 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
  • 1997-09-10 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years
  • 2006-05-28 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

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