The Story of Babe Ruth
By Ethan Maus
Babe Ruth was a baseball player who played between 1914-1935 and became insanely famous. Although many people still know him today, most don’t know his story. He was born on February 6th, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was very troublesome during his childhood and was sent to a Catholic orphanage and reformatory for 12 years. This is where he learned about baseball and started to gain some skill around the age of 15.
Many people noticed him, including Jack Dunn, the owner of the minor league team, Baltimore Orioles. Dunn Became Babe Ruth’s legal guardian in order for him to play baseball professionally, which is when the joke “Dunn’s new babe” was born. This evolved to Babe Ruth’s current nickname as George “Babe” Ruth. Shortly after this he joined the Boston Red Sox and played for them for five years. While he was on this team they won three championships. The Yankees bought the rights of Babe Ruth for $100,000 when the owner of the Red Socks needed money to pay off some debt. After he joined the Yankees, they won four World Series titles while the Red Sox lost their winning streak.
Near his retirement, it was rumored that he would spend too much money and eat too much food. He went on to play his last game in 1935 and hit three home runs to send him off for good. His career was spectacular and he achieved great things.