Name: George Herman Ruth, Jr. Born: Februraty 6, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland Died: This Day August 16, 1948, New York Cemetery: Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York Height: 6’2” Weight: 215ibs. Nicknames: The Babe, The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The Home Run King Batted: Left Handed, used a custom built Louisville Slugger model R-43 length 36” weight42oz Threw: Left Handed Positions: Outfeild, Pitcher, First Base Teams: 1914-1919 Boston Red Sox, 1920-1934 New York Yankees, 1935 Boston Braves Jersey Number: 3 Retired by the NewYork Yankees June 13, 1948 Married: Helen Woodford 1919-1929, Claire hodgson 1929-1948 Children: Dorothy, adopted with Helen, Julia Claires daughter whom Babe adopted Some Hobbies of The Babe: Golf, Hunting, Fishing, Bowling and Travel
714 home runs stood for 39 years till Arron on Opening Day hit 715 in 1974
Prior to Babe Ruth leaving Boston for New York, The Red Sox had won five of the first 15 World Series. Call it what you will.
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