Saturday, June 12, 2010

Babe Ruth

by Amy R. and Jenna D.

Who was he?
Babe Ruth is often referred to as the greatest baseball player of all time. He broke many records and had a very successful career in the sport of baseball.

Where was he born?
He was born on February 6th, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of George Herman Ruth and Kate Schamberger and one of eight children, but only he and his one sister, Mamie, survived.

When did his baseball career take place?
Babe Ruth was 19 years old when he was launched into his very successful baseball career. He first played in the big league on July 11th, 1914 with the Boston Red Sox. His very last game was played on May 30th, 1935.

What is he famous for?
Babe Ruth is famous for many baseball records such as getting 714 home runs in 22 seasons. All together his talent and great personality made him famous and a fan favorite.

Why do we remember him?
We remember Babe Ruth for his all time record breaking career in baseball and for being a true American hero and role model for many. Not only was he a phenomenal baseball player, but also was a great person all around. He was very warmhearted and didn’t think of himself as being high and mighty just because he played with the Yankee’s. He wasn’t stuck up because of his fame. He was known for his love of children and was always seen helping out at orphanages and visiting sick children.

How did Babe Ruth affect the 1920s?
Babe Ruth is most recognized for his many record breaking accomplishments and for being a role model for any sport fanatic in the 1920s. He was known as the greatest player of the century. In 1919, he played for the Boston Red Sox and during that time set a record for the most scoreless innings in the World Series. Also during that time with the Red Sox, he hit 29 home runs, which was a new record. In 1920, he went and played with the New York Yankees. In his career, he set many records some of which were hitting 60 home runs in a year. That record stood unbroken for at least 34 years.

Interesting Facts about Babe Ruth:
For many years there has been a rumor floating around that Babe Ruth had to get someone else to run his bases for him due to his weight. After much research we have found that rumor to be not true. We found no evidence suggesting that someone had to run his bases for him in baseball. One of Babe Ruth’s friends, Ty Cobb, once said, “He runs okay for a fat guy.”


References:
http://library.thinkquest.org/C005846/categories/sports/sports.htm
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1698.html
http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1927.shtml\
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=ruthba01
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1117621

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

good job
that was an awesome blog and taught me alot about his life and why he was famous:)

Anonymous said...

Left Out How He Affected Today, Butt It Was Good.

Anonymous said...

Really good, but u forgot to add how he had a wife and a little girl, how he started his career as a ball player, when and how he died,and of course, how much he hated short people (read about all of these my self in books about babe ruth)

Anonymous said...

Babe Ruth was not as great of a guy that the media portrayed him to be. He drank a lot, was a womanizer, and was fairly lazy with loads of talent.

Anonymous said...

dont judge him just because he is famous if he is doing these so called things that your saying. People now a days do those things. And he was still an amazing sports player. Who cares about personal life. Thats none of our business.

Anonymous said...

"Babe Ruth was not as great of a guy that the media portrayed him to be. He drank a lot, was a womanizer, and was fairly lazy with loads of talent."

"Drinking, Womanizing and Lazy" - Have ZERO to do with being a great guy or not. And while you can call him "Lazy" I'd argue two things:
1) Baseball is hardly a sport that demands top physical conditioning.
2) He trained enough to put up the best numbers...by any player...ever. (And not just with the bat, his pitching stats are insanely good too.)

letha harris said...

I thought babe ruth was black just saying , and I thought he was skinny !

Anonymous said...

Babe Ruth was a very inspiring ball player. Despite that he drank, he loved the sport he played very much and had a successful career playing ball. He broke records, that's something every sports player or just everyone in general should aim to do. This has taught me a lot about Babe Ruth. And he is very a very inspiring sports player. Despite his weight, as well, he was a great man and a copacetic ball player.

Anonymous said...

whoever said that baseball was a lazy sport is stupid because I play all-stars baseball and we practice three hours a day every day in the hot simmering sun in the summer. If you don't run your butt off and don't hustle at full speed every second you will be kicked off the team, and I know because my mile time is 6:11 and I can run 29 laps around a high school track in 2 hours.

Anonymous said...

Good job! I really liked this article a lot! It helped me learn some fascinating things about Babe Ruth that I didn't know. Thank you for the new information!

Anonymous said...

I was doing something and found this, which was part of my homework. It helped with the Roaring Twenties! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This was a lot of help for my research! thank you! XP XD

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I needed this for school work, but you forgot a lot about him...

Anonymous said...

this is a good passage

Anonymous said...

wonderfully done passage

Anonymous said...

he was catholic

Anonymous said...

cool

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much you just finished my whole project :D

Anonymous said...

soo good

Anonymous said...

good

Anonymous said...

Babe Ruth is one of the worst baseball players of all time. I'm better than him and I'm in the 8th Grade. I just flamed The Terrible Bambino and I hope you understand that I'm going to be the GOAT and a Hall of Famer with stats that are 10 times better than his.

Anonymous said...

total babe

Anonymous said...

I did lerned a lut abut babe rath.

Anonymous said...

"Babe Ruth is one of the worst baseball players of all time. I'm better than him and I'm in the 8th Grade. I just flamed The Terrible Bambino and I hope you understand that I'm going to be the GOAT and a Hall of Famer with stats that are 10 times better than his."

I hope you realize one day how dumb you are for thinking that he is a terrible player. Did you not read about how many records he broke? You'll never be better than him.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this person! ^^^^^^

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

I was looking for people to research for the roaring twenties project that I'm doing, this helped a lot! Thanks :)

Unknown said...

this helped a lot

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