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George Herman Ruth, Jr. The Great Bambino. The Sultan of Swat. The Babe. Perhaps the greatest ballplayer of all time, Babe Ruth set numerous records and excelled in the sport of baseball. He was a premier pitcher, perhaps even the league's best at the onset of his career, but it was his bat that made him a legend. Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 6, 1895. He was one of eight children, but only he and one sister survived past infancy. His youth was wild, and he was a difficult child. Sent off to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, he was taught the game of baseball by Brother Matthias, who took to him and became the biggest influence in his life. When he was 19 his ... Continue Bio >>
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