Babe Ruth played several positions in a long baseball career. He started as a pitcher and then moved to the outfield. He finished his career at first base.
Depending on the point in his career, Babe Ruth used a bat that was 46 ounces and 36 inches long. This was in 1923. A recently discovered bat from his days in Boston, between 1916 and 1918 was 40.5 ounces, and 35.75 inches in length. In 1927, his bat was 40 ounces.
Babe Ruth played 22 seasons in the Major Leagues. 6 Years with the Boston Red Sox, 15 years with the New York Yankees, and 1 year with the Boston Braves.
There are two main things you notice when you pick up these bats. One, they're big. The Ruth and Shoeless Joe bats are 36 inches long and weigh 38-48 ounces, depending on whose scale you trust. Next, with the exception of the Ruth bat, the handles are much thicker than modern bats.
The answer to this question could be argued for as long as baseball is played. The standard for good stats would be for a hitter .300 average, 20 -30 Home Runs (depending on the era) 500 career home runs, 100 RBI's, 1000 career RBI's. For a pitcher 20 wins, 30 saves, 3.00 Era, (or under 4.00) 200 strike outs, 3000 Career strikeouts, 300 career wins. Even these numbers could be argued for as long as baseball is played. Players with the best stats could include Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Lou Gehrig, just to name a few. (to start an argument)
52 years and 8+ months. Babe Ruth broke the record for career MLB home runs, breaking Roger Connor's record of 138, by hitting his 139th home run on July 18, 1921. Hank Aaron broke Ruth's MLB record of 714 career home runs by hitting his 715th on April 8, 1974.
Lou Gehrig played professional baseball from June 15, 1923 to April 30, 1939. He played his entire career for the New York Yankees.
Dan Gutman's Babe and Me is 276 pages long.
Babe Ruth played 22 years in the Major Leagues. 6 years with the Boston Red Sox, 15 years with the New York Yankees, and 1 year with the Boston Braves.
Babe Ruth played one year for the Boston Braves, in 1935.
Babe Ruth 1914-1935Babe Ruth played 22 years from 1914-1935.He played with the Boston Red Sox from 1914-1919, the New York Yankees from 1920 -1934, and the Boston Braves in 1935.
Babe Ruth dies 63 years ago on August 16th 1948.