Babe was born on February 6th, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland
Babe passed away on August 16, 1948 in New York.
During the fall of 1946, it was discovered that Babe had a
tumor on his neck, and his health began to decline quickly.
His funeral was taken two days later at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.
In all, over 100,000 people lined up, and paid their respect to the Babe.
Babe's Childhood/ Death
adopted a little girl whom they named Dorothy.
Babe bought his new bride a farm house in Sudbury,
Massachusetts, where they lived happily together for a
Ruth married Helen Woodford in October 1914, and
Babe married Claire in April of 1929
Ruth's New Wife
Helen passed away in January 1929 due to house fire
Teams Played For:
Boston Red Sox (1914-1919)
New York Yankees (1920-1934) Boston Braves (1935)
He was named the greatest player of all time by the Sporting News
Babe Ruth had the jersey number 3 retired by the New York Yankees in 1948.
He was a 2 time All- Star selection, and a 7 time World Series champion
In 1923 he was MVP of the American League.
In all, Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs, which was a mark that stood until 1974.
He was voted athlete of the century by the Associated Press.
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