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" Final Resting Place of Babe Ruth"
Babe Ruth (George Herman)
6th Feb.1895 - 16th Aug. 1948
Legendary Major League Baseball Player. Inducted member of
the Baseball Hall of Fame. He hit 60 Homers, still the record for a 154-game season.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York
Picture of grave courtesy of David Zipperer of New York.
George Herman Ruth , better known as "Babe Ruth", also known by the nicknames "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", was an American baseball player and a national icon. Consistently referred as the greatest baseball player in history, his home run hitting exploits and titanic appetite for living made him one of the representative figures of the Roaring Twenties. He was one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he was the first player to hit over 30, 40 and 50 home runs in one season. His record of 60 home runs in the 1927 season stood for 34 years until it was broken by Roger Maris in 1961. He was a member of the original American League All-Star team in 1933. In 1969, he was named baseball's Greatest Player Ever in a ballot commemorating the 100th anniversary of professional baseball. In 1998, The Sporting News ranked Ruth No.1 in its list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players." In 1999, Ruth was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team by fans.
As Lawrence Ritter and Mark Rucker discuss in their book The Babe: A Life in Pictures, it is more than mere statistical records that make Babe Ruth unequivocally the greatest baseball player of all time. In several ways, he changed the nature of the game itself. His use of the "power game" (hitting home runs and extra base hits) compelled other teams to follow suit, breaking the monopoly of the "inside game" that had been the primary strategy for decades. Ruth was the focal point of the start of arguably the greatest sports dynasty in history, the New York Yankees. His international fame helped to fuel the rising interest in sports in the 1920s and 30s. He significantly expanded the fan base of baseball and triggered the major expansion of nearly all of the ballparks in the major leagues. Yankee Stadium is often called "The House That Ruth Built."