Tips Updates
Daily
Players
Teams
Leagues
Draft
Boxscores
Minor Leagues
College
People
Extra Bases
Applications
About

Babe RuthTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1914-1935 MLB Years: 1914-1935
Follow TBC on Twitter and Facebook

Major Award Winner
World Series Champion
PositionsOF-2241, P-163, 1B-32Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGeorge Herman Ruth
Height6-2Weight215BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateFebruary 6,1895PlaceBaltimore,Maryland
Death DateAugust 16,1948 [53.191]
High SchoolSt. Mary's Industrial School (Baltimore,MD)
MLB DebutJuly 11,1914 [19.155]
OrganizationsNYA [15] BOS [6] BSN [1] Awards1Awards Voting3-130
TBC Player ID17474Retrosheet IDruthb101MLBAM ID121578
RelationshipsCousin of Johnny Mize
Research ToolsTrack this Player -- Intersect Player -- Compare Player -- Random Player
About Profile Data

Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Statistics -- Baseball Jobs -- Transactions -- Awards
This player page is available for sponsorship:
Sponsor the Babe Ruth page  -  You can show your support to the The Baseball Cube by sponsoring all of a player's pages for only $10/year.


Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Boston Red Sox in 1916-1918 ... The New York Yankees retired his #3 on June 13,1948 ... Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995
About Sponsorships Program


Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed47Power95Contact48XBH91RBIs42Runs72Hitting84Durability75Team.588Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1914Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-p19510121002000400000.200.200.300.5003110.333.100.100.2350.0040.000.000.000.0050.00
1915Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-p20429216291014210092302000.315.376.576.9525315103.385.261.359.4498.7422.332.563.8823.0051.72
1916Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-p216713618375331500102304000.272.322.419.7415711150.309.147.221.3576.6715.332.302.0045.3329.73
1917Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-p225212314406321200121807000.325.385.472.8575811142.369.147.244.4118.4512.681.501.4161.5027.50
1918Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-of239531750952611116660585823000.300.411.555.96617648380.339.255.457.46115.2615.261.002.8928.8250.53
1919Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-of24130432103139341229114701015863000.322.456.6571.11328475542.319.335.586.50918.6310.700.575.3514.9053.96
1920New York YankeesALMLBnya-of251424571581723695413714141508035000.376.533.8491.38238899615.365.473.801.59824.3913.010.538.788.4657.56
1921New York YankeesALMLBnya-of2615254017720444165917117131458144000.378.512.8461.358457119693.363.468.744.57520.9211.690.568.519.1558.33
1922New York YankeesALMLBnya-of2711040694128248359925848014000.315.434.6721.10627367495.320.357.557.48416.9716.160.957.0711.6052.34
1923New York YankeesALMLBnya-of2815252215220545134113117211709343000.393.545.7641.30939999699.423.371.690.57124.3213.300.555.8712.7348.29
1924New York YankeesALMLBnya-of29153529143200397461219131428146000.378.513.7391.25239192681.383.361.622.54920.8511.890.576.7511.5046.00
1925New York YankeesALMLBnya-of309835961104122256624596826000.290.393.543.93619539426.297.253.412.41913.8515.961.155.8714.3637.50
1926New York YankeesALMLBnya-of311524951391843054715011914476310000.372.516.7371.25336582652.368.365.661.55122.0911.660.537.2110.5344.57
1927New York YankeesALMLBnya-of32151540158192298601647613789014000.356.486.7721.25841797691.338.416.672.54519.8312.880.658.689.0050.52
1928New York YankeesALMLBnya-of3315453616317329854142451378738000.323.463.7091.17238091684.301.386.640.51020.0312.720.647.899.9352.60
1929New York YankeesALMLBnya3of3413549912117226646154537260313000.345.430.6971.12734878587.321.352.501.48612.2710.220.837.8410.8545.35
1930New York YankeesALMLBnya3of3514551815018628949153101013661121000.359.493.7321.22537986676.336.373.635.51720.129.020.457.2510.5746.24
1931New York YankeesALMLBnya3of3614553414919931346163541285110000.373.495.7001.19537480663.350.327.569.52519.317.690.406.9411.6140.20
1932New York YankeesALMLBnya3of3713345712015613541137221306220000.341.489.6611.15030259589.325.320.604.50122.0710.530.486.9611.1537.82
1933New York YankeesALMLBnya3of381374599713821334103451149020000.301.442.5821.02426758575.310.281.527.46219.8315.650.795.9113.5042.03
1934New York YankeesALMLBnya3of39125365781051742284131046320000.288.448.537.98519643471.296.249.529.44722.0813.380.614.6716.5940.95
1935Boston BravesNLMLBbsn-of40287213130061200202400002.181.359.431.79031692.167.250.528.36721.7426.091.206.5212.0046.15
MLB Totals - 22 Season(s)Filter250383982175287350613671422171231172062133043113002.342.474.6901.1645793135610616.340.348.594.00019.4212.530.656.7311.7647.20
New York Yankees Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter20847216196025184241066591975110117185211223594000.349.484.7111.195513111899197.342.362.618.00020.1412.200.617.1710.9547.22
Boston Red Sox Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter3911110202342823049230130190184819000.308.413.568.9816311611327.334.260.443.00014.3213.870.973.6922.6547.08
Boston Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter287213130061200202400002.181.359.431.79031692.167.250.528.00021.7426.091.206.5212.0046.15
Average MLB - Per 162 games16254414118633946143881338637000.342.474.6901.16437588687.340.348.594.00019.4212.530.656.7311.7647.20

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1914Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-S/R19213.91431100023.02112101730001.228.220.392.741.170.43.6673.65
1915Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-ST201882.443228416130217.216680593851129101.156.860.123.514.631.32.6922.73
1916Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-ST2123121.754441323931323.2230836301181703101.086.40--3.284.731.44.6572.36
1917Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-ST2224132.014138335622326.0244917321081285001.086.730.062.983.531.19.6492.55
1918Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-ST231372.222019118100166.01255141149403101.056.760.052.652.160.82.6502.71
1919Boston Red SoxALMLBbos-ST24952.971715212021133.01485944258305101.559.990.143.922.030.52.6433.54
1920New York YankeesALMLBnya-ST25104.5011000004.03420200001.256.75--4.50--0.001.0004.25
1921New York YankeesALMLBnya-S/R26209.0021100109.0141091920002.5614.001.009.002.000.221.0007.10
1930New York YankeesALMLBnya3ST35103.0011010009.011330230001.4411.00--2.003.001.501.0003.50
1933New York YankeesALMLBnya3ST38105.0011010009.012550300001.6712.00--3.00--0.001.0003.80
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter94462.2816314815107171141219.09743983091044148825401.167.180.073.253.601.11.6710.39
Boston Red Sox Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter89462.1915814414105171041188.0934376290942548325401.147.060.073.213.651.14.659-
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter505.52541201031.040221911650001.8111.610.294.651.450.311.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1782.282927219321220.01757256279885101.167.180.073.253.601.11.6800.39

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1914Boston Red SoxALMLBbos19P4-23-7--771.0001.750.30-----580.02.6
1915Boston Red SoxALMLBbos20P32-2171763238280.9762.500.37-----4276.221.2
1916Boston Red SoxALMLBbos21P44-323248336110107.9732.430.33-----6765.728.6
1917Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22P41-3261910124122120.9842.930.37-----5278.827.0
1918Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23OF59--121873136129.9492.19------9562.146.8
1918Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23P20-1661958658377.9283.850.46-----9521.115.9
1918Boston Red SoxALMLBbos231B13--130658141136.96510.46------9513.710.3
1919Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24OF111--2221416237236.9962.13------13085.481.0
1919Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24P17-1331335215048.9602.820.36-----13013.112.4
1919Boston Red SoxALMLBbos241B5--354144039.9757.80------1303.83.6
1920New York YankeesALMLBnya25OF141--25921193299280.9361.99------14299.391.6
1920New York YankeesALMLBnya251B2--10-111110.9095.00------1421.41.3
1920New York YankeesALMLBnya25P1-41---111.0001.000.25-----1420.70.6
1921New York YankeesALMLBnya26OF152--34817136378365.9662.40------152100.099.3
1921New York YankeesALMLBnya26P2-912--331.0001.500.33-----1521.31.3
1921New York YankeesALMLBnya261B2--8---881.0004.00------1521.31.3
1922New York YankeesALMLBnya27OF110--2261493249240.9642.18------110100.071.4
1922New York YankeesALMLBnya271B1---------------1100.90.6
1923New York YankeesALMLBnya28OF148--37820112409398.9732.69------15297.497.4
1923New York YankeesALMLBnya281B4--411124342.97710.50------1522.62.6
1924New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF152--34018144372358.9622.36------15399.3100.0
1925New York YankeesALMLBnya30OF98--2071563228222.9742.27------98100.063.6
1926New York YankeesALMLBnya31OF149--3081175326319.9792.14------15298.096.8
1926New York YankeesALMLBnya311B2--10--210101.0005.00------1521.31.3
1927New York YankeesALMLBnya32OF151--32814134355342.9632.26------151100.098.1
1928New York YankeesALMLBnya33OF154--30498-321313.9752.03------154100.0100.0
1929New York YankeesALMLBnya34OF133--240542249245.9841.84------13598.586.4
1930New York YankeesALMLBnya35OF144--2661010-286276.9651.92------14599.393.5
1930New York YankeesALMLBnya35P1-9-4-2441.0004.000.44-----1450.70.6
1931New York YankeesALMLBnya36OF142--237572249242.9721.70------14597.992.8
1931New York YankeesALMLBnya361B1--5---551.0005.00------1450.70.7
1932New York YankeesALMLBnya37OF128--2091091228219.9611.71------13396.283.1
1932New York YankeesALMLBnya371B1--3---331.0003.00------1330.80.6
1933New York YankeesALMLBnya38OF132--215974231224.9701.70------13796.488.0
1933New York YankeesALMLBnya38P1-911--221.0002.000.22-----1370.70.7
1933New York YankeesALMLBnya381B1--6-1-76.8576.00------1370.70.7
1934New York YankeesALMLBnya39OF111--19738-208200.9621.80------12588.872.1
1935Boston BravesNLMLBbsn40OF26--3912-4240.9521.54------2892.917.0
MLB Totals for OF - 18 season(s)-   OF2241--44442041554848034648.9682.07------22410.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P163-1219953541521464449.9682.750.37-----1630.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 10 season(s)-   1B32--24811917268259.9668.09------320.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1914Boston Red SoxALMLBbos194----------
1915Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2032----------
1916Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2144----------
1917Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2241----------
1918Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2320-13------59-
1919Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2417-5------111-
1920New York YankeesALMLBnya251-2------141-
1921New York YankeesALMLBnya262-2------152-
1922New York YankeesALMLBnya27--1------110-
1923New York YankeesALMLBnya28--4------148-
1924New York YankeesALMLBnya29---------152-
1925New York YankeesALMLBnya30---------98-
1926New York YankeesALMLBnya31--2------149-
1927New York YankeesALMLBnya32---------151-
1928New York YankeesALMLBnya33---------154-
1929New York YankeesALMLBnya34---------133-
1930New York YankeesALMLBnya351--------144-
1931New York YankeesALMLBnya36--1------142-
1932New York YankeesALMLBnya37--1------128-
1933New York YankeesALMLBnya381-1------132-
1934New York YankeesALMLBnya39---------111-
1935Boston BravesNLMLBbsn40---------26-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1915Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB2011000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1916Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB2115000001000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1918Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB2335010102000200000.200.200.600.800315.333.400.4000.0040.000.000.000.00100.00
1921New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB26616350014205800000.313.476.500.9768121.571.187.62523.8138.101.604.7616.0020.00
1922New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB27517121001002300000.118.211.176.3873119.143.058.17610.5315.791.500.000.0050.00
1923New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB28619871133008600000.368.5561.0001.55619527.400.6321.05329.6322.220.7511.116.3371.43
1926New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB317206600451011200000.300.548.9001.44818431.143.6001.20035.486.450.1812.905.0066.67
1927New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB32415460027102200000.400.471.8001.27112217.364.400.60011.7611.761.0011.767.5033.33
1928New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB334169103034001200000.625.6471.3752.02222617.636.750.8135.8811.762.0017.655.3360.00
1932New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB37415650026004300000.333.474.7331.20711219.300.400.66721.0515.790.7510.537.5040.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 10 yrs41129374252153340333000000.326.463.7441.2079622162.321.418.70520.3718.520.919.268.6052.38

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1916Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB21100.6411014.0613400.643.860.001.932.571.330.001.000
1918Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB23201.0621017.01327401.186.880.003.712.120.570.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs300.87303200031.019030108000.945.520.002.902.320.800.001.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1938Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBMLBbro43Assistant Coach1496980.46318.57Burleigh Grimes
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1923American League Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1920-01-03Purchased by Yankees from Red Sox. 
1914-07-09Purchased by Red Sox from Baltimore (International). 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.