MLB baseball player Babe Ruth's forte was hitting homers. He led the American League in round-trippers 10 times, and tied for the lead twice. The largest lifetime total in baseball history is his 714. Babe's most spectacular homer was the called shot he blasted in the '32 series with Chicago. Greatest of all his achievements is the season record that still stands: 1927 60 home runs.
Babe's lifetime BA was .341. In 1924 he was the AL batting champ with a .378 average. He scored in one season (1921) the most runs, 177; hit the most total bases, 457; attained the highest slugging percentage, .847. In 10 World Series he had a .325 BA and hit 15 homers. His highest single season average was: 1923 .393.
Although Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees are usually considered inseparable, Ruth broke into the majors as a pitcher for the Red Sox in 1914. In 1919, he was sold to the Yankees, after having been switched to the outfield because of his hitting. Following the 1934 season, he left the Yanks and closed out his career with Boston. To see the Babe's career stats, click here.
Featured on this page are the following Babe Ruth posters, prints and photos: Babe Ruth the Sultan of Swat, Babe & Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth Bows Out, Babe with Three Bats, Babe Ruth - In Dugout, Standing Babe Ruth Poster, Babe Ruth 60th Home Run, Babe Ruth - Homeplate Action, Babe Ruth - Bat over shoulder, Babe Ruth - Milestones & Memories, Ruth & Gehrig, Babe Ruth - Classic Portrait, Babe Ruth - Tipping Cap, Babe Ruth - Frankie Buckley, Babe Ruth & Yogi Berra. Among the books on Babe Ruth offered here are The Big Bam by Leigh Montville, Babe Ruth by Jim Reisler, Babe: The Legend Comes To Life by Robert Creamer, and Babe Ruth's Own Baseball Book by George Herman Ruth. I found the photo of Babe Ruth and his wife Claire on The Chicago Tribune website. For 18 great photos of the Babe in Chicago click here.
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