February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Babe

George Herman Ruth, better known as Babe Ruth, born on this day in 1895, was arguably the greatest player in the history of baseball. His ability to hit home runs helped turn the game into the American national pastime in the 1920s and 30s, and two of his records stood for more than 30 years. In 1936, Babe Ruth became the second player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.