9+ Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Babe Ruth

By Karen Harris
American baseball player George Herman Ruth (1895 - 1948) known as Babe Ruth. Source: (MPI/Getty Images)

He is George Herman Ruth, Jr., but you probably know him better as “The Bambino” or “The Sultan of Swat” or simply as “The Babe," Babe Ruth. He is one of the greatest sports figures in American culture and, even though decades have passed since Babe Ruth played baseball, he is still considered one of the best ball players of all time. Babe Ruth was just as colorful and charismatic off the field as he was on the field. Stories about him have become legendary. Let’s look at some facts, some trivia, and some stories that you (maybe) didn't know about Babe Ruth.