February 6th, 2013

Babe Ruth

On this date in 1895, George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born in Baltimore. Ruth started his career as a pitcher and as a member of the Boston Red Sox he recorded a 14-inning complete-game 2-1 victory over Brooklyn in Game 2 of the 1916 World Series. After his playing career ended in 1935, Ruth was out of baseball until the summer of 1938 when Dodgers President Larry MacPhail hired Ruth to coach first base for the balance of the season. Ruth wore No. 35 with the Dodgers and it was his last job in professional baseball. He passed away at age 53 in 1948.

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