By the time he was 15, Ruth showed exceptional skill both as a strong hitter and pitcher.
It was his pitching that initially caught the attention of Jack Dunn, the owner of the minor league Baltimore Orioles.
At the age of 7, the trouble-making Ruth became too much of a handful for his busy parents.
Routinely caught wandering the dockyards, drinking, chewing tobacco and taunting local police officers, his parents finally decided he needed more discipline than they could give him. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a Catholic orphanage and reformatory that became Ruth's home for the next 12 years.
But there's something about a big crowd and an event that everybody is watching or reading about or listening to.
Things like that always made me want to do my best.”Baseball player Babe Ruth was born on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Martinez led off the eighth win a single against Colome (2-3) and Jackie Bradley Jr.
walked before Leon hit a bouncer inside the bag that caromed off a side wall into short left field.
Over the course of his career, Ruth went on to break baseball's most important slugging records, including most years leading a league in home runs, most total bases in a season, and highest slugging percentage for a season.
In all, Ruth hit 714 home runs—a mark that stood until 1974.