Babe Ruth— Boston Red Sox Legend

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You cannot talk about the history of the Boston Red Sox without mentioning the player known as Babe Ruth. In fact you can hardly talk about all time American baseball legends without mentioning that name -- Babe Ruth, a player with exceptional pitching skills and pleasant personality. You cannot also talked about him without remember how many time he spent in playing casino games. George Herman also known as Babe Ruth played his first complete season as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 1915 and he helped win 18 games for the team that season.

In 1916, his very next year, he was awarded as the league’s best pitcher for the season. That season he posted nine shutouts and 1.75 ERA. The very next year, 1916, he took the Red Sox to their very first World Series. In game 4 against the Brooklyn Robins he took the mound, gave up a run in the first innings and had 13 scoreless innings to help his team win 2-1. That game remains the longest complete game in the history of the World’s Series.

His personal best season came the very next year in 1917 when he accomplished a 2.01 ERA and went 24-13. He was top in the league for complete games. By this time his batting skills also began to come to the limelight. With the war on, he started to play on the mound and on the outfield position. In 1918, Babe Ruth went 13-7 and had a 2.22 ERA. He also recorded 11 home runs, slugging .555 and batting .300. The next year, Babe Ruth pitched only 17 times but recorded 29 home runs. In total he won 86 games for his club Boston Red Sox, with 17 being against the Yankees.

In 1920, Babe Ruth was sold off to the Yankees who were fierce rivals of the Red Sox. He successfully led the Yankees out of the second division league to finish third. He recorded 54 home runs and during the 1920s he swattered 467 round-trippers and was personally responsible for 10 percent of the entire home runs recorded in the American league for that season. The life time on base percentage recorded Babe Ruth is bettered by only one other player, Ted Williams.