Popularly tagged as the ‘Sultan of Swat’, George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth was an American professional baseball player from Maryland. This southpaw represented several franchisees such as Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Boston Braves in the Major League Baseball (MLS). This Baseball Hall of Famer is considered as one of the most prolific baseball players in the history of American sports. He produced record home runs, runs batted in, bases on balls, slugging percentage, on-base plus slugging and several other feats which still stand to this day. “The Bambino” was also renowned for his flamboyant lifestyle on and off the field, which included excessive drinking and womanizing and attracted media attention. He was also into social service and often visited orphanage and hospitals, helping the poor. The Sporting News ranked Babe Ruth as number one in their list of “Baseball’s 100 greatest players”. In the ESPN poll of 99’, Ruth was voted as the second-greatest U.S. athlete of the century only behind the basketball legend Michael Jordan. His motivational thoughts and sayings are still etched in the memory of many Americans till date. Let us browse through some of the quotes from this legendary American Sportsman.
If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.