See Article History Alternative Titles: George Herman Ruth, Jr. Part of the aura surrounding Ruth arose from his modest origins. Though the legend that he was an orphan is untrue, Ruth did have a difficult childhood.
See Article History Alternative Titles: George Herman Ruth, Jr. Early life and career Part of the aura surrounding Ruth arose from his modest origins. Though the legend that he was an orphan is untrue, Ruth did have a difficult childhood.
Both his parents, George Herman Ruth, Sr. Living in rooms above the saloon, the Ruths had eight children, but only George, Jr. Since neither his busy father nor his sickly mother had much time for the youngster, George roamed the streets, engaged in petty thievery, chewed tobacco, sometimes got drunk, repeatedly skipped school, and had several run-ins with the law.
In his parents sent him to the St. For the next 10 years Ruth was in and out of St. When his mother died from tuberculosis inhe became a permanent ward of the school.
Baseball offered Ruth an opportunity to escape both poverty and obscurity. While a teenager at St. Before the end of the season, his performance as a pitcher was so impressive that Dunn sold Ruth to the American League Boston Red Sox.
That same year Ruth met, courted, and wed waitress Helen Woodford. Boston Red Sox Ruth soon became the best left-handed pitcher in baseball.
Between and he won 87 games, yielded a stunning earned run average of only 2. Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth, LC-DIG-npcc At the same time, Ruth exhibited so much hitting clout that, on the days he did not pitch, manager Ed Barrow played him at first base or in the outfield.
In an age when home runs were rare, Ruth slammed out 29 inthereby topping the single-season record of 27 set in by Ned Williamson of the Chicago White Stockings. New York Yankees As a full-time outfielder with the Yankees, Ruth quickly emerged as the greatest hitter to have ever played the game.
The next season Ruth did even better: That summer he and Helen appeared in public with a new daughter, Dorothy, who was apparently the result of one of his many sexual escapades.
Library of Congress, Washington, D. He continued with a strong season in when he hit a league-leading 46 home runs, but inwhile suffering from an intestinal disorder thought by many to be syphilishis offensive production declined sharply.Quality Autographs sponsor(s) this page..
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Learn more at ashio-midori.com George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, – August 16, ) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from through Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the.
Roy Del Ruth was born on Oct. 18, , in Philadelphia, PA. He began his Hollywood career as a writer for Mack Sennett in He began directing in for Sennett with the two-reeler Hungry Lions and Tender Hearts ().
In the early s he moved over to features with such efforts as Asleep at the Switch (), The Hollywood Kid (), See full bio». Biography George Herman Ruth Jr. was born on February 6, in Baltimore, Maryland to parents George Sr. and Kate. George Jr. was one of eight children, although only he .