Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 ƒ?? August 16, 1948), also popularly known as Babe” “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat” his home run hitting prowess and charismatic personality made him a larger than life figure in the “Roaring Twenties”. He was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927) a record which stood for 34 years until broken by Roger Maris in 1961. Ruth’s lifetime total of 714 home runs at his retirement in 1935 was a record for 39 years until broken by Hank Aaron in 1974. Unlike many power hitters Ruth also hit for average: his .342 lifetime batting is tenth highest in baseball history and in one season (1923) he hit .393 just missing the vaunted .400 mark. His .690 career slugging percentage and 1.164 career OPS remain the major league records. “