1. Babe Ruth is a bombastic, sloppy hero from our bombastic, sloppy history, origins undetermined, a folk tale of American success.
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3. Babe Ruth dominated a relatively small sports world, while Americans of the present era have many sports available to watch.
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9. Babe Ruth made one final trip on behalf of American Legion Baseball, then entered Memorial Hospital, where he would die.
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10. On June 5, 1948, a "gaunt and hollowed out" Babe Ruth visited Yale University to donate a manuscript of The Babe Ruth Story to its library.
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14. Babe Ruth hit a long fly ball off Walter Johnson; the blast left the field, curving foul, but Ruth circled the bases anyway.
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18. In Chicago and St Louis, Babe Ruth performed poorly, and his batting average sank to.
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19. Babe Ruth made so many errors that three Braves pitchers told McKechnie that they would not take the mound if he was in the lineup.
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20. Babe Ruth hit two in an exhibition game against the Bears.
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21. Babe Ruth was made assistant manager to Braves skipper Bill McKechnie.
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25. In 1934, Babe Ruth played in his last full season with the Yankees.
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31. Babe Ruth collapsed in Asheville, North Carolina, as the team journeyed north.
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37. Babe Ruth offered the Senators $60,000 for Walter Johnson, but Washington owner Clark Griffith was unwilling.
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38. Babe Ruth 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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46. Babe Ruth made his first appearance against a team in organized baseball in an exhibition game versus the major-league Philadelphia Phillies.
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48. In early 1914, Babe Ruth 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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49. Babe Ruth was generous to St Mary's as he became famous and rich, donating money and his presence at fundraisers, and spending $5,000 to buy Brother Matthias a Cadillac in 1926—subsequently replacing it when it was destroyed in an accident.
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52. Babe Ruth was encouraged in his pursuits by the school's Prefect of Discipline, Brother Matthias Boutlier, a native of Nova Scotia.
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53. Babe Ruth was rarely visited by his family; his mother died when he was 12 and by some accounts, he was permitted to leave St Mary's only to attend the funeral.
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56. Babe Ruth remains a part of American culture and in 2018, President Donald Trump posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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58. At age seven, Babe Ruth 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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