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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth or Babe Ruth (1895-1948), was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 7 when his parent sent him to live at St Mary’s Industrial School for Boys.

George was mentored at St Mary’s by Brother Matthias who encouraged the boy in his love of baseball and in 1914 suggested to the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Jack Dunn, that he come watch him play. Dunn signed up for season. Then, half way through the season, Dunn sold Babe Ruth – as he was known by then – to the Boston Red Sox.

In 1920, Ruth was sold to the New York Yankees for $125,00 and was nicknamed the Sultan of Swat by sports journalists because of his enthusiastic ball hitting.

Babe Ruth retired from baseball in 1935, after twenty-two years starring as a professional baseballer.

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