Babe Ruth was famous for his hitting, but a lot of people don't know he was also a pretty good pitcher. This mitt should get you a decent chunk of change.
- Fact 1: Ruth performed spectacularly in his 14 years with the New York Yankees, setting numerous hitting records and taking the team to 7 World Series matchups.
- Fact 2: Ruth became as widely known for his colorful personality as for his hitting in the 1920s, often arguing with umpires and confronting hecklers in the stands.
- Fact 3: After 9 seasons with the Yankees, Ruth's performance began to decline. He stayed on the team until 1934, but never repeated his earlier successes and was traded to the Boston Braves in 1935.
- Fact 4: After being one of the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, Ruth retired from play to coach the Brooklyn Dodgers, but quit at the end of the season.
- Fact 5: Fighting an aggressive form of cancer, Ruth made his final public appearance at Yankee Stadium's Babe Ruth Day to speak to a crowd of youth league players in 1948. He died two months later at the age of 53.