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21 Babe Ruth Facts You Need to Know!

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What was Babe Ruth’s number?

Babe Ruth famously wore number 3 for the New York Yankees, chosen because he usually batted third in the Bombers’ lineup.

What was Babe Ruth’s batting average?

Ruth batted an amazing .342 over the course of his 22-year career.

How did Babe Ruth die?

Babe Ruth died of nasopharyngeal cancer on August 16, 1948, at the age of 53.

How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit?

Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs during his career, which stood as the all-time record until Hank Aaron eclipsed it in 1974.

Who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record?

Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record for career home runs when he hit number 715 on April 8, 1974, for the Atlanta Braves against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record?

Fellow Yankee Roger Maris broke Ruth’s single-season home run record when he hit his 61st of the season on the final day of the 1961 season.

When did Babe Ruth die?

Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948, at the age of 53.

When was Babe Ruth traded to the Yankees?

The Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees on December 26, 1919, for the sum of $100,000.

When did Babe Ruth call his shot?

Ruth allegedly called his home run against Charlie Root of the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series by pointing with his bat to the spot in the stands where he planned to deposit the ball … before Root’s pitch.

When did Babe Ruth retire from baseball?

Ruth officially retired from baseball on June 2, 1935, finishing up with the Boston Braves.

Where did Babe Ruth live?

Babe Ruth was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but lived much of his adult life near the Hudson River in New York City.

Where did Babe Ruth die?

Babe Ruth died at New York City’s Memorial Hospital on August 16, 1948.

How old was Babe Ruth when he died?

Babe Ruth was 53 years old when he died on August 16, 1948.

What were some Babe Ruth nicknames?

George Herman Ruth went by many nicknames, such as Babe, The Sultan of Swat, The Bambino, Jidge, The Colossus of Clout, and The King of Crash.

Who starred in the Babe Ruth movie?

William Bendix played Babe Ruth in The Babe Ruth Story.

Who played Babe Ruth in ‘The Pride of the Yankees’?

Babe Ruth played himself in The Pride of the Yankees, a movie about the life story of Ruth’s teammate and fellow Hall of Famer, Lou Gehrig.

Who played Babe Ruth in ‘The Sandlot’?

Art LaFleur played Babe Ruth in The Sandlot.

How tall was Babe Ruth?

Babe Ruth was 6’2″ during his playing career.

When was the Babe Ruth candy bar made?

The Baby Ruth candy bar debuted in 1921, when the Bambino was in his prime, but the Curtis Candy Company insisted the bar was named after President Grover Cleveland’s deceased daughter, Ruth.

What was Babe Ruth’s weight?

Babe Ruth weight 215 pounds during his playing career.

When did Babe Ruth play for the Red Sox?

Babe Ruth played for the Boston Red Sox from 1914 through 1919.