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Babe Ruth New York Yankees


George Herman “Babe” Ruth, aka “The Bambino”, aka “The Sultan of Swat” began his career as a stand out left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.6897), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand today. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its “first five” inaugural members. This piece commemorates his legendary season and the Yankees legendary season of 1927.

If you like this piece depicting Babe Ruth, you can purchase a print using any of the following links:

A slightly altered version of this painting was used as the cover art on “I Wore Babe Ruth’s Hat: Field Notes from a Life in Sports” by David W. Zang. Check it out…

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