Babe Ruth

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BABE RUTH Table of Contents1------------------------------Childhood2------------------------------Childhood3------------------------------Minor League4------------------------------Major League Games5------------------------------Red Sox/Home Run Records6------------------------------Helen Woodford7------------------------------The Great Bambino8------------------------------Desire to Manage in the Big Leagues9------------------------------Movie of His Life10----------------------------Babe’s Death1George Herman Ruth, Jr. was born on Februrary 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents were Kate Schamberger-Ruth and George Herman Ruth, Sr., who tended bar and eventually owned his own tavern near the Baltimore waterfront. The Ruth’s had a total of eight children, but only two survived: a daughter named Mamie and a son named George, Jr. the boy who would grow up to be an American hero.

George, Jr. did not have a happy childhood. His parents worked long hours in the tavern, leaving their son to take care of himself much of the time. Eventually, when Babe was seven years old, his father took him to an orphanage named St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys. There he signed custody over to the Xaverian brothers, Catholic missionaries who ran the school.

During his 12 years at St. Mary's, young George rarely saw his family. They did not come to visit on holidays or on the one Sunday per month when family could visit the boys at the school. Little George was 2an unruly student. Much of this was due to the young man's inability toadapt to the structured environment of St. Mary's.

Estrangement from his parents led George, Jr. to find a father figure in Brother Matthias, the Prefect of Discipline at St. Mary's school. Brother Mathias would have a very positive influence on George's life, despite his reputation for unruliness. Brother Matthias, a very large, muscular man, became an inspiration to George in baseball as well as in other aspects of his life.

George's talent was apparent at an early age. During his years at St. Mary's, he continued to play a...