Tuesday, February 6, 2018

'The Babe' Would Have Been 123-Years-Old Today

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He played six seasons for the Boston Red Sox and won three World Series Championships here. A year after he got that final ring in 1918, he was, of course, dealt to The Evil Ones—and, the rest is baseball history. George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born 123 years ago today. During his stint in Carmine Hose, he was primarily a dominant pitcher—although he led the majors in home runs (29) in his final year in Boston. He also drove in 113 runs in that final season (1919) and had on OPS of 1.114. Oh, did we mention that he started 15 games—winning 9 with a 2.97 ERA? Of course, a stiff like that had to be traded away—right, Harry Frazee? Anyway, wherever you are, Babe—Happy Birthday!