88 Facts About Babe Ruth League

1. In 1919, while with the Red Sox, Babe Ruth League set a single-season home run record of 29.

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2. Babe Ruth League was only with the club for a short time before he was called up to the majors in Boston.

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3. At the age of 7, the trouble-making Babe Ruth League became too much of a handful for his busy parents.

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4. Babe Ruth League was one of eight children born to the couple, and one of only two that survived infancy.

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5. Babe Ruth League dominated a relatively small sports world, while Americans of the present era have many sports available to watch.

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6. Babe Ruth League replied that he hoped that "every Jap that mention[ed] my name gets shot".

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7. Babe Ruth League was the first baseball star to be the subject of overwhelming public adulation.

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8. Babe Ruth League was buried on a hillside in Section 25 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

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9. On July 26, 1948, Babe Ruth League left the hospital to attend the premiere of the film The Babe Ruth Story.

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10. Babe Ruth League made one final trip on behalf of American Legion Baseball, then entered Memorial Hospital, where he would die.

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11. On June 5, 1948, a "gaunt and hollowed out" Babe Ruth League visited Yale University to donate a manuscript of The Babe Ruth Story to its library.

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12. Babe Ruth League was enjoined from any action or misbehavior which would compromise his ability to play baseball.

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13. Babe Ruth League met Helen Woodford, by some accounts, in a coffee shop in Boston where she was a waitress, and they were married as teenagers on October 17, 1914.

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14. The next week, Babe Ruth League went to Cooperstown, New York, for the formal opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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15. Babe Ruth League still hoped to be hired as a manager if he could not play anymore, but only one managerial position, Cleveland, became available between Ruth's retirement and the end of the 1937 season.

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16. Babe Ruth League played in the third game of the Pittsburgh series on May 25, 1935, and added one more tale to his playing legend.

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17. In Chicago and St Louis, Babe Ruth League performed poorly, and his batting average sank to.

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18. Babe Ruth League had two hits in the second game of the season, but it quickly went downhill both for him and the Braves from there.

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19. Early in the 1934 season, Babe Ruth League openly campaigned to become the Yankees manager.

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20. In 1934, Babe Ruth League played in his last full season with the Yankees.

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21. Babe Ruth League hit the fifth pitch over the center field fence; estimates were that it traveled nearly 500 feet.

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22. Babe Ruth League promised the child that he would hit a home run on his behalf.

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23. Babe Ruth League collapsed in Asheville, North Carolina, as the team journeyed north.

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24. Babe Ruth League hit a career high 45 doubles in 1923, and he reached base 379 times, then a major league record.

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25. On March 6, 1922, Babe Ruth League signed a new contract for three years at $52,000 a year.

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26. Babe Ruth League finished the regular season with 59 home runs, batting.

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27. Babe Ruth League had done little, having injured himself swinging the bat.

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28. In March 1919 Babe Ruth League was reported as having accepted a three-year contract for a total of $27,000, after protracted negotiations.

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29. Babe Ruth League reached this on September 8, by which time, writers had discovered that Ned Williamson of the 1884 Chicago White Stockings had hit 27—though in a ballpark where the distance to right field was only 215 feet.

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30. Babe Ruth League matched that on July 29, then pulled ahead toward the major league record of 24, set by Buck Freeman in 1899.

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31. Babe Ruth League was prouder of that record than he was of any of his batting feats.

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32. At the time, Babe Ruth League was possibly the best left-handed pitcher in baseball, and allowing him to play another position was an experiment that could have backfired.

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33. Babe Ruth League, hitting ninth as was customary for pitchers, hit a massive home run into the upper deck in right field off of Jack Warhop.

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34. Babe Ruth League was ineffective in his first start, taking the loss in the third game of the season.

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35. In March 1915, Babe Ruth League reported to Hot Springs, Arkansas for his first major league spring training.

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36. Babe Ruth League lost his second start, and was thereafter little used.

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37. Babe Ruth League made his first appearance as a professional ballplayer in an inter-squad game on March 7, 1914.

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38. In early 1914, Babe Ruth League signed a professional baseball contract with Jack Dunn, who owned and managed the minor-league Baltimore Orioles, an International League team.

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39. Babe Ruth League had become the best pitcher at St Mary's, and when he was 18 in 1913, he was allowed to leave the premises to play weekend games on teams that were drawn from the community.

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40. Babe Ruth League became a shirtmaker and was proficient as a carpenter.

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41. Babe Ruth League remains a part of American culture and in 2018, President Donald Trump posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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42. At age seven, Babe Ruth League was sent to St Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a reformatory where he learned life lessons and baseball skills from Brother Matthias Boutlier of the Xaverian Brothers, the school's disciplinarian and a capable baseball player.

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43. In 1936, Babe Ruth League was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.

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44. Babe Ruth League was to a large extent responsible for manning the great Yankee dynasty of the 1920s and early 1930s.

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45. Babe Ruth League was a major figure in revolutionizing America's national game.

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46. Babe Ruth League was a hopeless spendthrift, but, fortunately for him, in 1921 he met and employed Christy Walsh, a sports cartoonist-turned-agent.

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47. Babe Ruth League argued balls and strikes with home plate umpire Brick Owens so vociferously that he was ejected from the game.

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48. On June 23, 1917, Babe Ruth League took the mound against the Washington Senators and walked the leadoff hitter, Ray Morgan.

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49. Babe Ruth League once pitched a combined no-hitter without retiring a single batter.

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50. Babe Ruth League believed he was a year older than he really was for most of his life.

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51. Babe Ruth League was not a unanimous choice for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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52. Babe Ruth League died of throat cancer on Aug 16, 1948 at the age of 53.

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53. Babe Ruth League lost 40 pounds to play his only slightly-younger self in the film.

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54. Babe Ruth League appeared in four feature films as himself or a thinly fictionalized version of himself.

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55. Babe Ruth League never did get a chance to manage a major league team.

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56. Babe Ruth League was one of the five initial inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 along with Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson.

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57. Babe Ruth League set the single-season record for slugging percentage in 1920 at.

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58. Babe Ruth League set the single-season record for total bases with 457 in 1921 and still holds it today.

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59. Babe Ruth League never struck out 100 times in a season, though he did retire as the career strikeouts leader with 1,330.

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60. Babe Ruth League set the single season record for walks twice, with 150 in 1920 and 170 in 1923.

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61. Babe Ruth League retired as the career record-holder in home runs, RBIs, total bases, walks, strikeouts, on-base percentage and slugging percentage as well as the single-season record-holder in home runs, total bases, walks and slugging, and he was briefly the single-season record-holder in RBIs during his career.

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62. Babe Ruth League played five more games to honor his commitment to the Braves' owner that he would play in every city on that road trip.

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63. Babe Ruth League pitched five more times after leaving the Red Sox, first in 1920 and then twice in 1921.

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64. Babe Ruth League made just two All-Star teams because the first All-Star Game wasn't played until 1933, his penultimate season with the Yankees, when he was 38 years old.

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65. Babe Ruth League never wore the Yankees' famous interlocking NY logo on his jersey.

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66. Babe Ruth League adopted Claire's daughter Julia, who would throw out the first pitch before the final game at Yankee Stadium in 2008.

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67. Babe Ruth League set the single-season home run record for the final time in 1927 with 60.

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68. Babe Ruth League spent a month and a half in a Manhattan hospital before rejoining the team.

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69. On July 5, 1924, Babe Ruth League knocked himself unconscious by running head-first into a concrete wall in foul territory at Washington's Griffith Stadium.

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70. Babe Ruth League won just a single Most Valuable Player award in his career, that coming in 1923.

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71. In 1921, Babe Ruth League had what may have been his finest season.

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72. Babe Ruth League hit the ball clear out of Navin Field to center field, a shot Jenkinson estimates would have traveled 575 feet unencumbered.

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73. Babe Ruth League ultimately expanded that record to 714 home runs, more than five times Connor's career total.

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74. Babe Ruth League moved into first place on the career home run list in 1921 with No 139, breaking the record of Hall of Fame first baseman Roger Connor that had stood since 1895.

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75. Babe Ruth League is often credited with saving baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal, though his influence is often overstated.

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76. Babe Ruth League was one of 17 players Frazee traded or sold to the Yankees between December 1918 and July 1923, when he finally sold the team.

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77. Babe Ruth League held out in spring training in 1919, ultimately landing a three-year contract worth $10,000.

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78. Babe Ruth League is the only player since the turn of the 20th century to lead his league in Triple Crown categories as both a hitter and a pitcher and he did it in the span of three years.

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79. Babe Ruth League quickly caved to the threat of legal action by Red Sox owner Harry Frazee and rejoined the Red Sox without playing for the shipyard team.

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80. On June 23, 1917 at Fenway Park, Babe Ruth League was ejected by home plate umpire Brick Owens for arguing balls and strikes after walking the first batter of a game against the Senators.

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81. Babe Ruth League was still living at St Mary's when he signed with the Baltimore Orioles of the International League in Feb 1914.

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82. Babe Ruth League lived for a time on the site of what is Oriole Park at Camden Yards, above one of his father's string of saloons.

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83. Babe Ruth League's parents lost six children in infancy, including two pairs of twins, with only George and his sister Mary Margaret, known as Mamie, surviving.

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84. Babe Ruth League hit the first home run there, earning it the name "The House that Ruth Built.

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85. Babe Ruth League was sent to a Catholic Boys Reformatory school at the age of 7.

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86. Babe Ruth League offers 12 World Series to its leagues to compete in.

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87. Babe Ruth League has increased steadily from its first 10-team league in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, to its present combined size of well over one million players on some 60,000+ teams in more than 11,000 leagues and over 1.9 million volunteers.

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88. Babe Ruth League is an international youth baseball and softball league based in Hamilton, New Jersey, named after George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

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