Babe Ruth

1895 - 1948

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a star left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Babe Ruth has received more than 19,076,459 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Babe Ruth is the most popular baseball player, the 574th most popular biography from United States (down from 437th in 2019) and the most popular American Baseball Player.

Babe Ruth is most famous for being a baseball player. He played for the New York Yankees and was a member of the Hall of Fame.

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Among baseball players, Babe Ruth ranks 1 out of 91After him are Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Sadaharu Oh, Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Reggie Jackson, Alexander Cartwright, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, and Ichiro Suzuki.

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Among people born in 1895, Babe Ruth ranks 35Before him are Gerhard Domagk, Cemal Gürsel, Ragnar Frisch, Rudolph Valentino, Oskar Dirlewanger, and Artturi Ilmari Virtanen. After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf, László Moholy-Nagy, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Vladimir Propp, and William Giauque. Among people deceased in 1948, Babe Ruth ranks 18Before him are Folke Bernadotte, Andrei Zhdanov, Nikolai Berdyaev, Karl Brandt, Johannes Blaskowitz, and Witold Pilecki. After him are Jan Masaryk, Theodor Morell, Ruth Benedict, Karl Gebhardt, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Babe Ruth ranks 574 out of 20,380Before him are Sean Penn (1960), Eddie Murphy (1961), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Steven Tyler (1948), Arthur Compton (1892), and John Coltrane (1926). After him are Harry Belafonte (1927), Roy Orbison (1936), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Stanley Cohen (1922), Matt Damon (1970), and William S. Burroughs (1914).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Babe Ruth ranks 1After him are Joe DiMaggio (1914), Jackie Robinson (1919), Lou Gehrig (1903), Hank Aaron (1934), Cy Young (1867), Reggie Jackson (1946), Alexander Cartwright (1820), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), and Barry Bonds (1964).