The Rise and Legacy of Babe Ruth in Baseball History

TLDR Babe Ruth, a former delinquent boy, overcame a neglectful upbringing and became the greatest baseball player of all time. His talent and larger-than-life personality transformed the game and his legacy continues to influence the offensive strategy of baseball.

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00:00 Babe Ruth, a former delinquent boy, became the greatest baseball player of all time and transformed the game.
02:08 Babe Ruth, born in Baltimore in 1895, grew up in a neglectful environment and was sent to a reform school where he discovered his talent for baseball and developed a close relationship with his mentor, Brother Matthias.
04:16 Babe Ruth signed a contract with the Baltimore Orioles in 1914, but was later sold to the Boston Red Sox for $25,000, where he had a breakout year in 1916 and established himself as one of the best pitchers in the league.
06:27 In a season shortened by World War I, Babe Ruth led the league in home runs, slugging, and also managed to win 13 games, helping the Red Sox win the World Series, marking the last time they would win until 2004.
08:44 Babe Ruth's success continued in the 1921 and 1923 seasons, leading the Yankees to their first World Series and winning four championships with the team, while also being known for his larger-than-life personality and numerous stories about him.
10:54 Babe Ruth's career continued to thrive, setting records and earning a high salary, but he never achieved his goal of managing a team, and his life was cut short by cancer at the age of 53.
13:11 Babe Ruth is still regarded as the greatest baseball player of all time due to his success in both hitting and pitching, and his legacy has influenced the offensive strategy of the game.
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