This Day in History – August 21st, 1931

Babe Ruth

American baseball outfielder and pitcher George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat,” he began his career with the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. By the end of his career, Ruth had hit 714 home runs, but it was on this day in 1931 that he hit his 600th off George Blaeholder of Browns. Babe Ruth was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.


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