The Boston Red Sox surprisingly made its mark over the Cleveland Naps on July 11, 1914, with the help of a 19-year-old pitcher. The team emerged triumphant and this was witnessed by almost 11,087 fans nonetheless. These supporters were seen in Fenway Park. Since then, it became clear to them that a Boston rookie was there to stay. It was the unfolding of a legend. This had been recognizable for a century and he was referred to as Babe. During the 100th anniversary of Ruth, a tenfold of facts about Babe Ruth were celebrated. His greatness was discovered at that time.
The Contributions of Babe Ruth
Ruth started as a pitcher. With that, he gained popularity right away. It cannot be denied that he was remembered for his impeccable way of swatting 714 home runs. His 690 slugs still hold a major-league record, needless to say. This pushed Ruth to be dominant in baseball. This was the case ever since in the year 1910. Ruth won almost 89 games under his name. He emerged triumphant for almost six seasons of stay in Boston Red Sox. This also included 24 way back in 1917. With such, he was able to help his team score three titles in the World Series. It was only Ruth who was able to pitch for five games. This was directed towards the New York Yankees. He was able to switch his positions here too. He turned out to be the outfielder when sold by Boston. This happened during the 1920 season.
The major-career of Ruth did not only take off in Boston throughout. There was a point when it ended too. However, this was not with the presence of the Red Sox. There was a time when he was suddenly discarded by the Yankees. His performance weakened and so it implied a lot of changes. This was the time when Ruth worked with the National League’s Boston Braves. He signed a contract in 1935. This was done because there was hope to be the manager of the team as the next season approaches. After quite some time, Ruth realized that his skills deteriorated already. This was a sign that he would not be able to stay true to his promise. This served as the end of his career for almost 22 years. This occurred after having participated in 28 games. He was in a Braves uniform during such time.
It may be surprising to know but Ruth was not made a choice in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was noticed after he retired. With this, Ruth was only a part of the inductees who were then elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame. This occurred since it was under construction. This was situated in Cooperstown, New York. Despite the best statistics of his career, he was left off in the ballots. Ty Cobb led the votes. There was a point when Ruth was dubbed as the greatest drawing card of baseball.