FC: Babe Ruth by Michael Tjepkes
1: Born February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland | Died August 16, 1948 in New York, New York | Cause of death: Had a growth on left side of neck around a major artery. It caused cancer and he later died.
2: Family | Parents: George Ruth Sr. and Kate Ruth | Siblings: parents had 8 kids but only 2 survived. George and his sister Mamie | Babe Ruth was only 19 when he was hired by the Baltimore Orioles. Babe Ruth went to a school run by Catholic monks. | Facts
3: Brave | Fought cancer for 9 months. He was admitted to a New York Hospital on November 26. He died on August 16 the following year. | Babe Ruth went to the major leagues when he was only 19 years old.
4: Powerful | Babe Ruth hit an all time record of 714 home runs in his career. | In the 1921 season Babe Ruth hit 59 home runs and had a batting average of .378. He drove in 171 runs and got an all time slugging average of .846.
5: Athletic | Babe Ruth played baseball for 22 years. He played from age 19 to age 40. | His all time best batting average was set in 1923 at .393 and that same year he was voted baseballs MVP.
6: Famous Quotes | “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.” “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat.” | “It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
7: 1. Born February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MD | 2. Went to Saint Marys Industrial School for Boys which was run by Catholic monks. | 3. Jack Dunn hired him to be on the Baltimore Orioles when he was 19 | 4. He was traded to the New York Yankees in the year of 1920. | 5. He hit his final home run on May 25, 1936 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, PA | 6. He found out he had a tumor on an artery in his neck that was cancerous. | 7. He died on August 16, 1948 of pneumonia.
8: Babe Born in Baltimore, MD Child of George Sr. and Kate Lived in Baltimore, New York, and Boston Overcame having a poor life as a kid Worked as a baseball player Challenged by cancer in his throat Personal traits were athletic and determined Always had a love for baseball Never played any other sport Best known for being a great baseball player Ruth
9: Dear journal, Today was a wonderful day with the New York Yankees. I hit my 500th home run! I had a great time today and signed hundreds of autographs. Lou and I both got two home runs and I hit a grand slam. Today was one of the best days I have had this year. We all worked together and won the game. It was close but we won 8 to 7.
10: Dear Babe Ruth, I think you are a hero because you showed people caring and generosity. You never gave up and you had a true love for baseball. I chose you because I hear everybody say you were the best baseball player ever and I wanted to know more about your life. After some research I found out that you died young because of a tumor on your neck. You truly are a hero to baseball and you will never be forgotten.
11: WEBSITES | www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ruthba01.shtml www.baberuth.com/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth answers.com - various questions asked about his life