Babe Ruth Facts You Need to Know!

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When it comes to recounting Babe Ruth facts, you could fill several books and never run out.

Such is life when you’re baseball’s biggest name and most towering legend.

But, while we may never cover everything there is to know about the Bambino’s fascinating life, times, and career, this list of Babe Ruth facts will give you the basics and get your imagination churning.

When did Babe Ruth retire from baseball?

Ruth officially retired from baseball on June 2, 1935, at the age of 40 after having played his last game on May 30 of that same season.

Ruth spent the first six seasons of his legendary career (1914-19) primarily as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox before they “sold” him to the New York Yankees before the 1920 season.

In New York, of course, Ruth became the game’s preeminent star and power hitter, turning the Yankees into a dynasty in the 1920s and early 1930s. With Ruth in the fold, the Bombers won the American League pennant seven times from 1920-34, including four World Series rings.

The Bambino spent that final season, 1935, with the Boston Braves in the National League.

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