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Birth Name: George Herman Ruth
Birth Date: February 6, 1895
Death Date: August 16, 1948
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland U.S.
Education: Babe Ruth went to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys at age 7. It was basically an orphanage. Babe Ruth attended this school for about 12 years.
Influences: When Babe Ruth attended his school, he was kind of a trouble maker. A man named Brother Mathias came into his life to help him out. He was the one who taught Babe how to play baseball, and they practiced whenever there was spare time. Babe inspired baseball players of all ages because of his amazing pitching and hitting records. He also influenced World War II war bonds by being a spokesperson for them.
Profession: Professional baseball player in the 1920's and 1930's.
Achievements: Babe Ruth hit a total of 714 home runs in his baseball career. He had an un-heard-of batting average of .690. He was the first player to ever hit three homeruns in the World Series. Babe Ruth reached his 500 home run mark in 5,801 at bats....the second smallest number in baseball history.
Quote: "Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it." This quote represents Babe Ruth because it shows how much baseball has impacted his life, and how much he loves it. He is telling people that play baseball to basically play their hardest everytime they go out on the field.
Comparison: If someone were to be compared to Babe Ruth, it would have to be Ryan Howard. Ryan is one of the top hitters in the MLB right now, but could never reach Babe's insane batting average of .690, while his own average is .279. Babe Ruth was a baseball legend, it would be challenging to ever beat his high records.