Who is Babe Ruth?
George Herman Ruth ”Babe Ruth” was an American baseball player. Fully bilingual, German was Babe’s second language. Babe went to a catholic school where he learned the skill of tailoring and was quite renowned for his shirt making skills. After school, he kicked off his baseball career. He lived a fast life with movie stars when he was in the prime of his baseball career.
How he became a legend:
Till today, Babe Ruth remains a legend in the baseball game. He is still recognized as a flawless baseball player after he hit 60 home runs in a season. Ruth was one of the most popular athletes thus this boosted his legacy. He had his own merchandise called Babe Ruth headwear. Ruth changed the history of baseball ending his baseball career with 714 home runs.
What Babe Ruth wore under his baseball cap
Babe Ruth taught his team members a trick that would help them stay cool during the hottest summer season. Babe had a secret to regulating his body temperature. Before every match, he would peel the leaves off a cabbage and spread them over ice until sufficiently cooled. Babe Ruth would then put chilled leaves under his helmet and so his teammates called it the Babe Ruth helmet.
Babe Ruth record in the baseball game
Having dominated the majors in home runs, he pitched in 163 games with a record of 94-46. It was stated that Babe Ruth is the greatest player in baseball history as he glamorized the sport with each record he set. He simply made the game lively, especially for the radio fan’s experience. He was the person to popularize the home run giving him the nickname “Sultan of Swat”.
Start of Ruth’s Baseball career
At school, Ruth was comfortable playing a variety of positions such as infield, outfield and catcher for his team at the St. Mary’s Industrial School. Ruth was signed to a minor league club where he showcased his strengths as a pitcher and thereafter he was signed to the Boston Red Sox. Ruth then moved to New York Yankees winning four World Series after joining.
In his career, Ruth decided to join the New York National Guard. As usual, a big crowd gathered in Times Square to witness his swearing-in by Colonel James Austin and was captured in a photo giving his best salute to General Joseph Pershing. Sadly, his enlistment into the 104th Field Artillery Regiment was purely symbolic as he never served during the three year period as a national guard.
Ruth’s career with the Yankees
After joining the Yankees, Ruth began dominating in the baseball game recording higher scores than anyone had ever seen. Babe had re-written record books with his hitting prowess whilst combining that with powerful average high bats. Babe was the first professional baseball player to receive such fame and popularity. Through Babe Ruth, the Yankees became the most dominant and formidable baseball team.
When the Yankees moved to a new stadium they dubbed it “The House that Ruth Built”. Prior to Babe joining the Yankees, the team had never before won a title of any kind. He ignited the greatest dynasty in American Sports and helped the Yankees capture four World Series titles and seven pennants. He retired from the Yankees at the age of 40.