babe ruth Quotes
Babe Ruth QuotesBirth Date: 1895-02-06 (Wednesday, February 6th, 1895)
Date of Death: 1948-08-16 (Monday, August 16th, 1948)
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babe ruth life timeline
|Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.||Saturday, July 11th, 1914|
|In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.||Saturday, June 23rd, 1917|
|Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.||Friday, December 26th, 1919|
|Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.||Sunday, August 11th, 1929|
|Baseball: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees engage in an epic battle to break Babe Ruth s single season home run record of 60 in 1927. Maris ends up hitting his 61st against the Boston Red Sox, passing Ruth||Sunday, October 1st, 1961|
|Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run breaking Babe Ruth s record of 714.||Monday, April 8th, 1974|
- A man who knows he's making money for other people ought to get some of the profits he brings in. Don't make any difference if it's baseball or a bank or a vaudeville show. Its business, I tell you. There ain't no sentiment to it. Forget that stuff.
- I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
- What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did.
- Yes, he's a prick, but he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit!
- To my little sick pal. I will try to knock you another homer, maybe two today
- If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery. I have the same violent temper my father and older brother had. Both died of injuries from street fights in Baltimore, fights begun by flare-ups of their tempers.
- Keed, I'll give you a little bit of advice. Don't believe anything they write about you, good or bad. Two, get the dough while the getting is good, but don't break your heart trying to get it. And don't pick up too many checks!
- If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around six hundred!
- I decided to pick out the greatest hitter to watch and study, and Jackson was good enough for me.
- I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball. In boxing, your fist usually stops when you hit a man, but its possible to hit so hard that your fist doesn't stop. I try to follow through in the same way. The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
- 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.
- I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump all the time.
- Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
- It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
- All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.
- 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.
- I copied Jackson's style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He's the guy who made me a hitter.
- I only have one: whenever I hit a home run I make certain to touch all four bases.
- After all, there's only one aswer to be made to the young fellow who is asking constantly for advice as to how to hit. The answer is: 'Pick out a good one and sock it!'
- Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen. You know how bad my voice sounds. Well, it feels just as bad. You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.
- The only real game - I think - in the world is baseball.
- There's been so many lovely things said about me, and I'm glad that I've had the opportunity to thank everybody. Thank you.
- 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.
- Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.
- Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
- Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
- Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
- I'd give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park.
- I've never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
- Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- 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.
- Watch my dust.
- Words fail me. When he stood up there at the bat before 50,000 persons, calling the balls and the strikes with gestures for the benefit of the Cubs in their dugout, and then with two strikes on him, pointed out where he was going to hit the next one and hit it there, I gave up. That fellow is not human.
- Babe's interviewer interrupted to point the hole in which Babe put himself Saturday when he pointed out the spot he intended hitting his home run and asked the Great Man if he realized how ridiculous he would have appeared if he had struck out? 'I never thought of it,' said the Great Man. He simply had made up his mind to hit a home run and he did.
- He wasn't a baseball player. He was a worldwide celebrity, an international star, the likes of which baseball has never seen since.
- Some twenty years ago I stopped talking about the Babe for the simple reason that I realized that those who had never seen him didn't believe me.
- I can't honestly say that I appreciate the way in which he [Ruth] changed baseball, but he was the most natural and unaffected man I ever knew. God, how I miss him.
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