CONSTRUCTING A LEGEND SINCE 1919
THE BABE IS BORN
   On February 6, 1895, Kate Schamberger Ruth gave birth to her first child. George Herman Ruth, Jr. was born in the house of his grandparents in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the first of eight children born to Kate and George Herman Ruth. Unfortunately, most of the children died in infancy, and only George, Jr. and his sister Mamie survived to lead a full life.
   Ruth's father worked as a bartender and ultimately opened his own tavern. He and his wife spent little time with their son because they worked long hours. Contrary to popular belief, young George was not an orphan. For the first seven years of his life he was with his parents, but he survived without guidance on the dirty, crowded streets of the Baltimore riverfront.
   Young George experienced little, if any, real love from his parents who made no time for their son. Ultimately, they felt that they could no longer care for their son. On June 13, 1902, George Herman Ruth took his seven year-old to [MORE]
CAREER STATISTICS
   How many career home runs did Babe Ruth hit? How many with the Red Sox? What was the Babe's pitching record? A closer look at Ruth's career statistics. [MORE]
 
 

EIGHT MEN CHARGED WITH SELLING OUT BASEBALL
These are the White Sox players who committed the astounding and contemptible crime of selling out the baseball world in the 1919 World's Series, not only defrauding the public, but themselves passing up the honors of a world's championship for bribe money paid them by gamblers who are no less contemptible than that of the players. Four of them are guilty by their own confessions and the evidence against the other four is so conclusive that their denials only add to the contempt in which they are held. They have been dismissed from baseball and whether or not they go to jail their punishment will be such that other crooked okayers, if there be any left in the game will hesitate to ever again throw down baseball. Some of the eight have been great stars in their day, but they will be remembered from now on only for the depths of depravity to which they could sink. [MORE]