American baseball player Babe Ruth was born George Herman Ruth Jr. on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MD. His parents, George Herman Ruth Sr. and Katherine Schamberger were both German American. Ruth initially signed for the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher however he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1920 and was converted to a full time right fielder. He was among the league’s prolific home run hitters and he had helped the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles. In 1935, he retired after a short stint with the Boston Braves. Following annually, he became one of the initial five players to be elected in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Babe Ruth Net Worth $1 Million
Most of Babe Ruth’s records have been broken. In 1961, Roger Maris broke his 34-year old record for many home runs in a season. Maris’ teammate, pitcher Whitey Ford, broke his 43-year old record for most scoreless innings pitched in a World Series when the Yankees dispatched the Reds that year in the post-season. Barry Bonds now holds the record for the majority of homes runs in a season (73), most home runs in a profession (762 and counting), maximum slugging percentage and most intentional walks. No player ever had the impact, both on and off the field, as did the charismatic Babe Ruth. He died of cancer in August 16, 1948. The New York Times headline read, “Babe Ruth/Idol of Countless Boys/Dead.”