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George Herman Ruth, Jr. was better known as "The Babe" to his fans. Other nicknames he answered to were "The Sultan of Swat" and "The Bambino." Hving played in the major league from 1914 to 1935, he has been named the greatest baseball player in history in numerous rankings. His record of hitting 60 home runs in a single season stood for 34 years, from 1927 until 1961, when it was broken by Roger Maris. His lifetime record of 714 homers stood from 1935 until Hank Aaron broke it in 1974, 39 years later. He was loved by his fans, and is credited with making the game popular. In 1999, he was ranked by ESPN as the third greatest American athlete of the 20th century, behind Michael Jordan and Muhammid Ali.

  • Babe Ruth

    The official site of the Babe contains his biography and stats, quotes, videos, and a complete media gallery as well as related books, posters, and auction.

  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Babe Ruth

    Contains the official biography of Babe Ruth, along with his statistics and a photo gallery.

  • The Curse is Reversed!

    This musical tribute to the Red Sox was formerly known as the "Curse of the Bambino," but was renamed in 2004 after the Red Sox finally won a World Series.

  • Babe Ruth on the Red Sox

    A 1916 photograph of part of the Red Sox team sitting in the dugout, behind the bats. The team members are Babe Ruth, Bill Carrigan, Jack Barry, and Del Gainer.

  • Legends of the Game: Babe Ruth

    A succinct history of the "curse of the Bambino" written by an author who is obviously a fan. It includes a picture of the Babe and links to other legends about him.

  • Lovable Ruth Was Everyone's Babe

    Presents ESPN's profile of the Bambino, complete with a photograph of him at bat.

  • New York Times: Obituary of Babe Ruth

    Headlined "Babe Ruth, Baseball's Great Star and Idol of Children, Had a Career Both Dramatic and Bizarre," this obituary lovingly covers the life and career of the Bambino, who died of cancer at the age of 53.

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