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Babe Ruth Stats & Facts

Babe Ruth Essentials Positions: Bats: L Throws: L Weight: 215 Born: Year: 1895 in Baltimore, MD USA Died: 8 16 1948 in New York, NY USA Debut: 7/11/1914 Last Game: 5/30/1935 Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Player in 1936 by BBWAA...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1923

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1923 World Series – New York Yankees AL over New York Giants NL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Albert Pujols becomes the ninth major leaguer to hit 600 home runsand the only player to reach the milestone with a grand slam. The 37 year-old Los Angeles DH, the fourth youngest to accomplished the feat, behind only Babe Ruth, Alex Rodrigues, and Henry Aaron, goes deep in the fourth inning off Ervin Santana in the team’s 7-4 victory over the Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Albert Pujols becomes the ninth major leaguer to hit 600 home runsand the only player to reach the milestone with a grand slam. The 37 year-old Los Angeles DH, the fourth youngest to accomplished the feat, behind only Babe Ruth, Alex Rodrigues, and Henry Aaron, goes deep in the fourth inning off Ervin Santana in the team’s 7-4 victory over the Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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Bill Werber, the oldest ex-major leaguer and last living teammate of Babe Ruth, dies at the age of 100. The former infielder, who played for the Yankees, Red Sox, A’s, Reds, and Giants, became the first player to appear in a televised game when he batted leadoff for Cincinnati in a contest played against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field on August 26, 1939.

Bill Werber, the oldest ex-major leaguer and last living teammate of Babe Ruth, dies at the age of 100. The former infielder, who played for the Yankees, Red Sox, A’s, Reds, and Giants, became the first player to appear in a televised game when he batted leadoff for Cincinnati in a contest played against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field on August 26, 1939.

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The U.S. Postal Service issues a Jackie Robinson stamp as part of their “Celebrate the Century” program. Robinson was selected to represent the 1940s, the second ballplayer chosen. Babe Ruth, last May, represented the 1920s.

The U.S. Postal Service issues a Jackie Robinson stamp as part of their “Celebrate the Century” program. Robinson was selected to represent the 1940s, the second ballplayer chosen. Babe Ruth, last May, represented the 1920s.

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Joining Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth, Albert Belle becomes only the fourth player to drive in 100 runs and hit 30 homers for seven consecutive seasons. The White Sox left fielder, who played in every game for the White Sox this season, will continue the streak next year with the Orioles.

Joining Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth, Albert Belle becomes only the fourth player to drive in 100 runs and hit 30 homers for seven consecutive seasons. The White Sox left fielder, who played in every game for the White Sox this season, will continue the streak next year with the Orioles.

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Braves outfielder Hank Aaron joins Babe Ruth and Willie Mays as the only major league player to hit 600 career home runs. His historic homer, a 350-foot drive over the left field wall, comes off Gaylord Perry in the third inning of a 6-5 ten-inning loss to the Giants at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium.

Braves outfielder Hank Aaron joins Babe Ruth and Willie Mays as the only major league player to hit 600 career home runs. His historic homer, a 350-foot drive over the left field wall, comes off Gaylord Perry in the third inning of a 6-5 ten-inning loss to the Giants at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium.

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The Baseball Records Committee decides to give Babe Ruth credit for one more home run during his career for a total of 715. The committee rules that one of Ruth’s home runs had been incorrectly ruled a triple. The committee will later reverse its decision, returning Ruth to a total of 714 home runs.

1969 – The Baseball Records Committee decides to give Babe Ruth credit for one more home run during his career for a total of 715. The committee rules that one of Ruth’s home runs had been incorrectly ruled a triple. The committee will later reverse its decision, returning Ruth to a total of 714 home runs.

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Homerun added to Ruth total – then taken away

On April 26, 1969, the Baseball Records Committee decides to give Babe Ruth credit for one more home run – for a total of 715 – during his career. The committee rules that one of Ruth’s home runs had been incorrectly ruled a triple. The committee will later reverse its decision, returning Ruth to a total of 714 home runs.

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In his final postseason game, Mickey Mantle hits a three-run homer to the opposite field off right-hander Bob Gibson, his third dinger of the series. The Sportsman’s Park bomb, in the 7-5 loss to the Redbirds in the Fall Classic finale, extends the Mick’s World Series record to 18.

In his final postseason game, Mickey Mantle hits a three-run homer to the opposite field off right-hander Bob Gibson, his third dinger of the series. The Sportsman’s Park bomb, in the 7-5 loss to the Redbirds in the Fall Classic finale, extends the Mick’s World Series record to 18.

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Mickey Mantle, facing Barney Schultz, slams the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning giving New York a dramatic 2-1 walk-off victory

At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle, facing Barney Schultz, slams the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning out of the Bronx ballpark, giving New York a dramatic 2-1 walk-off victory and two games to one advantage over St. Louis in the Fall Classic. ‘The Mick’s’ game-winning round-tripper, his 16th Fall Classic round-tripper, breaking the previous mark set by Babe Ruth, makes him the fifth major leaguer to end a World Series game with a home run.

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For the second consecutive year, New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris is named American League Most Valuable Player

1961 – For the second consecutive year, New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris is named American League Most Valuable Player. The new single-season home run record holder with 61 edges his teammate Mickey Mantle by four points, 202-198. Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles finishes third with 157 points.

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Yankees come back for a 8-7 on Whitey Ford Day at Yankee Stadium

At the Stadium, Roger Maris hits his 56th home run of the season off Mudcat Grant in an 8-7 comeback Yankee victory over the Indians. The Fargo native and roommate Mickey Mantle (52) now hold the record for most single-season home runs by a pair of teammates (108), previously set in 1927 by another pair of Bronx Bombers, Babe Ruth (60) and Lou Gehrig (47).

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Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams hits career homer 511, tying him with Mel Ott for third on the all-time home run list

Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams hits career homer 511, tying him with Mel Ott for third on the all-time home run list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Jimmie Foxx (534). The historic homer, a two-out game-tying solo shot to deep right field, comes off Jim Perry in the fifth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium.

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Ted Williams draws the 2,000th walk of his career in the Red Sox’s split of a twi-night doubleheader with Baltimore.

1960 – Ted Williams draws the 2,000th walk of his career in the Red Sox’s split of a twi-night doubleheader with Baltimore. Williams joins Babe Ruth as the only batters to collect 2,000 walks. The Splendid Splinter also clouts home runs number 514 and 515 in the first game, an 8 – 6 Boston win. The O’s win the nightcap, 6 – 0, but drop into 3rd place, two games behind the 1st-place Yankees.

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21-year-old Mickey Mantle becomes just the third batter in Forbes Field’s 44-year history—after Babe Ruth in 1935 and Teddy Beard in 1950—to clear the 89-foot-high right field roof

Pittsburgh’s one-sided pre-season victory over the defending World Champions notwithstanding, today’s main attraction is 21-year-old Mickey Mantle, as the Yankees’ young phenom becomes just the third batter in Forbes Field’s 44-year history—after Babe Ruth in 1935 and Teddy Beard in 1950—to clear the 89-foot-high right field roof.

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An estimated crowd of 100,000 fans passes by the body of Babe Ruth, which is on display at Yankee Stadium. After the funeral in two days at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the ‘Bambino’ will be buried in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York.

An estimated crowd of 100,000 fans passes by the body of Babe Ruth, which is on display at Yankee Stadium. After the funeral in two days at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the ‘Bambino’ will be buried in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York.

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Babe Ruth Day

On April 27, 1947, the New York Yankees hold Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. A crowd of 58,339 attends the ceremony at “The House That Ruth Built” to honor the game’s all-time home run leader, who is dying of throat cancer. Ruth will succumb the following summer…

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Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 at Yankee Stadium

Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for the New York-Washington game at Yankee Stadium that provides $80,000 for Army-Navy relief. Ruth hits the fifth pitch into the right-field stands, and then adds one more shot before circling the bases. Sixteen relief games contribute $523,000 during the season. In the doubleheader between the Senators and the Yankees, the Senators win the opener, 7 – 6 and New York cops the nitecap, 3 – 0, in 5 1/2 innings.

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Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 at Yankee Stadium

Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth is the pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for the New York-Washington game at Yankee Stadium that provides $80,000 for Army-Navy relief. Ruth hits the fifth pitch into the right-field stands, and then adds one more shot before circling the bases. Sixteen relief games contribute $523,000 during the season. In the doubleheader between the Senators and the Yankees, the Senators win the opener, 7 – 6 and New York cops the nitecap, 3 – 0, in 5 1/2 innings.

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