Babe Ruth, known as George Herman Ruth, was a big baseball legend lived back in the yearly 1900s. Some speculate if wasn't for Babe Ruth, the baseball would not be as famous in the United States as it is today. Babe Ruth successfully managed to draw attention to baseball due to his playing capabilities and impressive hits at that time. In fact, as a result of Ruth’s contract to New York, baseball may be as meaningless in the US today as less popular sports, such as Cricket or Lacrosse.
Babe Ruth came from a poor family, a kid that was not getting much attention from his parents. Overtime, he discovered the love for sports and baseball. He wasn't just a baseball pitcher, he became a legend.
Babe Ruth’s legacy continues far beyond the outstanding statistics. He essentially changed how baseball was played entirely. He single handedly moved baseball forward from the Dead Ball Era, when teams were simply bunting, using the hit-and-run, and stealing bases to win games, to the Live Ball Era, where teams are now investing in sluggers to hit them 30+ home runs per season in hopes of scoring more runs per game and driving up attendance numbers.
Before Babe Ruth's arrival in New York Yankees in the 1920s, the Yankees were unknown team. He was the one to bring the franchise to stardom. When Ruth first played with the Yankees, attendance in the stadiums rose dramatically, eventually bring the Yankees’ management and ownership enough money to build their own stadium - Yankee Stadium.
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