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.
George Ruth becomes a troublemaker, running around the streets, throwing tomatoes at police, and chewing tobacco.
signed to the Major League Boston Red Sox.
Within 5 months of Babe’s first season with the Orioles, at age 19, he was signed to the Major League Boston Red Sox
$100 per month
His contract with the Orioles in 1914 was reported to be for six months at $100 per month. Then...
$3,500 a season
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.
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
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
In 1918, Babe Ruth pitched his 29th scoreless inning in a World Series. That record stood for 43 years!