Babe Ruth

1895 - 1948

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Babe Ruth has received more than 15,288,690 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Babe Ruth is the most popular baseball player, the 437th most popular biography from United States (up from 517th in 2019) and the most popular 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 74After him are Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, and Yogi Berra.

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Among people born in 1895, Babe Ruth ranks 26Before him are Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Henrik Dam, Sergei Yesenin, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen. After him are Gerhard Domagk, Anastas Mikoyan, Rudolph Valentino, Folke Bernadotte, Oskar Dirlewanger, and Wilhelm Burgdorf. Among people deceased in 1948, Babe Ruth ranks 13Before him are Franz Lehár, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Antonin Artaud, Andrei Zhdanov, Walther von Brauchitsch, and Karl Brandt. After him are Folke Bernadotte, Johannes Blaskowitz, Witold Pilecki, Ruth Benedict, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Theodor Morell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Babe Ruth ranks 437 out of 18,182Before him are Joe Frazier (1944), Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Katherine Johnson (1918), Kim Basinger (1953), and Robert Zemeckis (1952). After him are Oliver Stone (1946), George Clooney (1961), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Joan Crawford (1904), and Louisa May Alcott (1832).

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), Ted Williams (1918), Ty Cobb (1886), Mickey Mantle (1931), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), and Barry Bonds (1964).