Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monday, January 15, 1934

Walked to school with Pauline. Ruth Ray and I waited for Nadine and Pauline and walked home with them.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)
AKA "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat"
American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935
Elected to play in the first All Star Game and hit the first home run in the game's history
One of the first five players elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame

A mainstay in the New York Yankees' lineup that won seven pennants and four World Series
titles during his tenure with the team, Ruth had become noticeably overweight by the end of
the 1933 season. On January 15, 1934, he signed a one-year contract for $35,000, which meant
he took a $17,000 pay cut.  By the end of the 1934 season, Ruth had reached a personal milestone 
of 700 home runs and was about ready to retire. His heart was set on managing the Yankees, and
he made no secret of it. Instead, he played another year - this time for the Boston Braves. At the
end of the season he retired with 714 home runs to his credit.

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