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Ruth, George Herman

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1948 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

1895 – Born in Baltimore, Maryland on 6th of February to Kate Schamberger-Ruth and George Herman Ruth, Sr.


1900-1915 – between these years, he studied at St. Mary’s School with high influence from Brother Matthias, school’s prefect of discipline.


1910 – Began to show his athletic gifts in pitching.


1914-1915 – Between these years, he was recognized by Jack Dunn, owner and manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Jack, being known to have the best scouts in baseball, got Ruth and Ruth was famously called "Jack’s newest babe." Ruth got his first professional contract and became a player for the Major League and for six years he played for the Red Sox.


1914 – Married Helen Woodford, a waitress, in October of this year.


1920s – Played with the Yankees. Broke his own record for home run slamming 54 home runs from his previous record of 29.


1921 – Adopted Dorothy.


1925 – separated with wife Helen yet remained officially married as dictated by their religious beliefs.


1929 – Helen dies from a house fire. Babe then married Claire Hodgson, an actress and model, sometime in April 1929.


1931 – Struck out by Jackie Mitchell with palmballs/kuckleballs in an exhibition game on the 2nd of April.


1935 – Retired from the Yankees.


1936 – One of the first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


1946 – Diagnosed with throat cancer.


1948 – On June 13, he appeared for the last time at the stadium. On August 16, at age 53 he died at the Memorial Hospital in New York City