Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, American Legend. He was a charter member to the Hall of Fame. He hit 60 Homers, still the record for a 154-game season. Ruth began his major -league career with the Boston Red Sox in 1915-as a pitcher. In 1919, pitcher-outfielder Ruth hit 29 homeruns. In 1920, he was now a full time outfielder with the New York Yankees. His hitting with a heavy 52-ounce bat produced homeruns at a record pace. From 54 in his first Yankee season in 1921 to the record 60 homers in 1927. He won 7 World Series Championships. Three of them with the Boston Red Sox and four of them with the New York Yankees. Popular belief that Babe Ruth was an orphan is not true. Ruth was born in the Camden Yards section of Baltimore, Maryland. The site today is occupied by the new ballpark of the Oriole's, "Camden Yards". At the age of 7, he was literally given away to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys and his custody was signed over to the operators of the facility The Xaverian Brothers, a Catholic Order of Jesuits. The reason given was his extreme incorrigible behavior. In 1946, he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Surgery & radiation treatments proved ineffective. He lost his battle for life. For two days his body lay in state at the main entrance to Yankee Stadium. Hundred's of thousands of people stood in line to pay their last respects. Ruth's funeral was conducted at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. He was then transported to Hawthorne and was interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. His second wife, Clair was buried next to him upon her death in 1976.
"May the divine spirit that animated Babe Ruth to win the crucial game of life inspire the youth of America!"