Babe Ruths Early Life
On February 6th 1895, Babe Ruth was born George Herman Ruth, Jr., in a poor waterfront neighborhood. When Ruth was seven years old, his father gave him up to St. Marys Industrial School for Boys, an orphanage. A priest at St. Marys, Brother Matthias, recognized the wonderful talent that this child had, and worked with young George to improve his game. In 1914, Jack Dunn, owner of the Baltimore Orioles, observed Ruth pitch in a game, and immediately signed him to a contract. Because George was so young, he got the nickname Jacks newest babe. This is how he got the name Babe Ruth.
Later in 1914, Ruths contract was signed to the Boston Red Sox, who already had many excellent players. He appeared in five of the seasons games, only pitching in four. Ruth was able to get a spot on the teams starting rotation during the training season of 1915. Ruths batting average for 1915 was .315, and hit four home runs as well. It appeared that the St. Marys Brother Matthias and Jack Dunn alike had made a fair assessment of the young man.
New Home with the Yankees
During his first year with the New York Yankees, Ruth batted a .376 and made 54 home...