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The Bambino Turns 127 Today!

Babe Ruth seen here with the Boston Red Sox in 1918 (

This video is a compilation of historic photos of Babe Ruth during his career.

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was born on this date, February 6, 1895 in Baltimore Maryland. Ruth gained great fame as an American professional baseball player whose career in the Major Leagues (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a star left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.

Below are career accomplishments and awards received during his playing days:


  • Boston Red Sox (1914–1919)

  • New York Yankees (1920–1934)

  • Boston Braves (1935)

Career highlights and awards

  • 2× All-Star (1933, 1934)

  • 7× World Series champion (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)

  • AL MVP (1923)

  • AL batting champion (1924)

  • 12× AL home run leader (1918–1921, 1923, 1924, 1926–1931)

  • 5× AL RBI leader (1919–1921, 1923, 1926)

  • AL ERA leader (1916)

  • New York Yankees No. 3 retired

  • Monument Park honoree

  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team

  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team

  • Elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame in the Inaugural Class of 1936.

(Information contributed to this article provided by Wikipedia)

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