Babe Ruth timeline

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birth

02/06/1895

Babe Ruth was born February 6, 1895.

Ridgely’s Delight

1902

George Ruth becomes a troublemaker, running around the streets, throwing tomatoes at police, and chewing tobacco.

St. Mary’s School for Boys

1902

his parents made a difficult decision. They determined that George Jr. needed a stricter environment and more direction. They sent him to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, also in Baltimore, where they sent George Jr. in 1902.

$100 per month

1914

His contract with the Orioles in 1914 was reported to be for six months at $100 per month. Then...

signed to the Major League Boston Red Sox.

1914

Within 5 months of Babe’s first season with the Orioles, at age 19, he was signed to the Major League Boston Red Sox

$3,500 a season

July, 1914

Babe was sold to the Boston Red Sox and his salary went up again – to $3,500 a season or about six times what he was making when he initially left St. Mary’s for the Orioles.

Married

October 1914 - 1948

It was during this first season in Boston that Babe Ruth met and fell in love with the young waitress Helen Woodford who worked at a local coffee shop. The two married in October 1914.

considered one of the best pitchers in the league

1917

At 22, Babe was considered one of the best pitchers in the league and was definitely one of its most popular players.

29th scoreless inning in a World Series

1918

In 1918, Babe Ruth pitched his 29th scoreless inning in a World Series. That record stood for 43 years!

death

1948

George Ruth died in 1948.