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National Babe Ruth Day!

April 28, 2021

Tuesday, April 27 is Babe Ruth Day!

National Babe Ruth DayBaseball fans worldwide honored one of baseball’s all-time greatest players on National Babe Ruth Day. George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat.” Ruth spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played from 1914 to 1935. Babe’s career started as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. After that, he became a full-time right-fielder for the New York Yankees in 1919.

In as much as,he was one of the league’s most prolific hitters, the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles. In 1927, he was the very first player to hit 60 home runs in one season! Babe Ruth retired in 1935 and in 1936, he then became one of the first five players to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Since baseball season started in early April, it very fitting to celebrate this National Day recognizing one of the Best! The residents of Brightmore enjoyed a documentary yesterday called, “Sports Century Greatest Athletes.” It was very interesting learning about Babe Ruth’s life and career. A popular treat was delivered to residents door in commemoration of his days on the field…a traditional “Baby Ruth” Candy Bar!

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