Babe Ruth is an American baseball player considered by many as one of the greatest sportsman that ever lived. He set numerous records in baseball including the number of home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690), bases on balls (2,062), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164) and runs batted in (RBI) (2,213). He was one of the five players who were inducted into the ‘National Baseball Hall of Fame’.
He was the most dominant sportsman of his generation creating and beating his own records year after year. He was the first person to hit 60 home runs in the year 1927. He was the reason behind the increase in the popularity of baseball in the world. With his influence and play he made baseball a vital component of the American culture.
‘George Herman’ Babe Ruth was born on February 6, 1895 at Baltimore, Maryland. He was sent to St.Mary’s Industrial School for Boys which was a reformatory cum orphanage at the age of 6. Here he stayed for the next 12 years of life. He was allowed to leave the premises less than five times in the years to come. When he was 12 years old, he learnt to stitch and also became proficient in carpentry.