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 established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the last two still stand as of 2021. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Babe Ruth has received more than 13,092,602 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Babe Ruth is the most popular baseball player (up from 2nd in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from United States (up from 741st 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 70After him are Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, and Yogi Berra.

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Among people born in 1895, Babe Ruth ranks 31Before him are Henrik Dam, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, Anastas Mikoyan, Machine Gun Kelly, and Igor Tamm. After him are László Moholy-Nagy, Gerhard Domagk, Oskar Dirlewanger, Buckminster Fuller, Wilhelm Burgdorf, and Levi Eshkol. Among people deceased in 1948, Babe Ruth ranks 15Before him are Walther von Brauchitsch, Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, Osamu Dazai, Johannes Blaskowitz, and Karl Brandt. After him are Nikolai Berdyaev, Ruth Benedict, Kurt Schwitters, Witold Pilecki, Maria Mandl, and Karl Gebhardt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Babe Ruth ranks 517 out of 15,968Before him are Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Kris Jenner (1955), George A. Romero (1940), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Allen Ginsberg (1926), and William Holden (1918). After him are Jim Jones (1931), Michael Landon (1936), Lou Reed (1942), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), and Jodie Foster (1962).

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), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), and Sandy Koufax (1935).