Sports Nicknames - The Babe, Sultan of Swat, the Bambino

Babe Ruth, originally George Herman Ruth Jr., is one of the most iconic figures in baseball history, who played 22 seasons in the MLB from 1914 to 1935.

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He began as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and later excelled in batting with the New York Yankees, transforming them into a powerhouse team.

Ruth set major records, including 60 home runs in 1927 and a total of 714 in h is career, shifting the game of baseball towards home run-focused play. These records stood for decades and contributed to his legend.

His nickname "The Babe" originated from his youth, requiring a legal guardian to sign his first professional contract at the age of 19. Other nicknames like "The Sultan of Swat" and "The Bambino" reflected his influence on the game.

Known for his vibrant personality and appeal to fans, especially children, Ruth symbolized the "American Dream," rising from a difficult childhood to achieve unparalleled success in his field.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.


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