George Herman's Babe Ruth: An American Hero

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Babe Ruth Babe Ruth is an American hero. George Herman "Babe" Ruth was perhaps the most recognized player in Major League Baseball history. Born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland, Ruth attended St. Mary's Industrial School. At St. Mary's, Ruth became a star baseball prospect. Babe Ruth changed the game of baseball. Babe Ruth changed baseball especially with his natural abilities and skills. His home runs were the number one things he was amazing at. Ruth started his career in 1914 as a minor leaguer of the Baltimore Orioles. He began his career as a pitcher but his hitting would make him famous. Ruth hit 29 home runs in 1919 with the Boston Red Sox. At the time it was the Major League record. The next year, as a member of the New York Yankees, he out did himself as he hit an astonishing 54 home runs. The pattern continued as he hit 59 home runs in 1921.In 1927 he would hit his famous 60 home runs which was a record at the time and would last until…show more content…
Attendance was getting so monstrous that the Yankees built a new stadium because so many people wanted to see "The Babe". The stadium has been simply known as "The House that Ruth Built". The first attendance for the house that Ruth built was a complete sell out with extra people in standing room only. In 1927, Ruth made $70,000. That's like millions in today's society. In 1930, Ruth made $80,000. Today, when you turn on the television, chances are that you will see a professional athlete endorsing a product. Babe Ruth started this trend as he endorsed many products such as, cereals, candy bars, and even toothpaste! In today's sports world, this is a common sight, but if it weren't for Babe Ruth it wouldn't be. Babe Ruth was a pioneer like Columbus, Edison, and so many others. He brought baseball to the next level. The game of baseball owes a debt of gratitude to George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Without him, the game you see today wouldn't be the
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