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Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for three teams (1914–1935). Known for his hitting brilliance, Ruth set career records for home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690), runs batted in (RBI) (2,217), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164). Ruth originally entered the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder. He subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters and with his home run hitting prowess, he helped the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles. Ruth retired in 1935 after a short stint with the Boston Braves, and the following year, he became one of the first five players to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Ruth was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), a mark first eclipsed by Roger Maris in 1961 with 61. Ruth's lifetime record of 714 home runs stood until 1974 when it was surpassed by Hank

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Babe Ruth -- SIX-FIGURES for Ultra-Rare Baseball Cap ... Original Jordans Auctioned Too

Babe Ruth
SIX-FIGURES for Ultra-Rare Cap ... Original Jordans Auctioned Too

Babe Ruth's game-worn baseball cap from a 1934 barnstorming trip to Japan just hauled in an amazing $303,277 in an auction ... TMZ Sports has learned. No, it's not gold-leafed or anything,… READ MORE >

Babe Ruth -- Yankees Contract Up for Auction ... No Booze, In Bed By 1 AM'

Babe Ruth
Yankees Contract Up for Auction 'No Booze, In Bed By 1 AM'

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Mickey Mantle -- Famous Deathbed Speech ... Gets BIG MONEY at Auction

Mickey Mantle
Famous Deathbed Speech Gets BIG $$$ at Auction

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Babe Ruth -- Legendary 'I'll Knock a Homer for You' Ball ... SOLD at Auction For $250K

Babe Ruth
Legendary 'I'll Knock a Homer for You' Ball SOLD at Auction For $250K

Babe Ruth's most famous signed ball -- and possibly the most storied artifact in baseball history -- just sold for a whopping $250,642 at an online auction tonight ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

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Babe Ruth’s House -- Going, Going, GONE ... ‘Home Plate Farm’ SOLD

Babe Ruth’s House
Going, Going, GONE ‘Home Plate Farm’ SOLD

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