Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.

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Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.

I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.

All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.

Baseball was is and always will be to me the best game in the world.

You just can't beat the person who never gives up.

Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty that man can hit.

Who is richer? The man who is seen but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen but can see?

I learned early to drink beer wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.

Paris ain't much of a town.

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.

I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.

If it wasn't for baseball I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.

Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading.

Let me show you how it's done... Loser!

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

Gee its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.

How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?

All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.

As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.

I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier but not for you fifty thousand dollars or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world but if they don't play together the club won't be worth a dime.