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Ruth in 1927

"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." - Babe Ruth

Full name:

George Herman Ruth

Known as:

The Bambino,The Sultan Of Swat


February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MD


6' 2''


215 lb.

Babe Ruth

played in the major leagues for 22 years.

His lifetime

batting average was .323.

Babe Ruth

had a career Won/Loss Record of 94/46, and a lifetime ERA of 3.68.

On August 11, 1929 Babe Ruth and the New Yankees are visiting the Cleveland Indians in cozy League Park. The Indians have journeyman Willis Hudlin on the mound to face the Yankees. The Yankee team is composed of the likes of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Bill Dickey. Hudlin has his work cut out to get a win that day.

Willis Hudson survived the day and got the win. He pitched a complete game giving up nine hits and five runs. He would strike out two Yankees. Hudlin did give up two home runs. One to Lou Gehrig and the other to Babe Ruth. Ruth's shot landed on Lexington Avenue. This home run happened to be the Babe's 500th career blast.

Seventy-eight years later Hudlin is footnote in history, the Indians did not win the pennant in 1929 and as fpr Ruth, do we need to say any more!

Box score of the August 11, 1929 game at League Park

Video of the Babe in 1926 - Biography.com