Babe Ruth was arguably the most talented man to ever grace a baseball diamond, no other player who has laced up the spikes, struck more fear in an opposing pitcher than George Herman Ruth when he strolled to the batters box wielding a piece of lumber. The Sultan of Swat is immortalized for his bat however Ruth was one of the most dominant hurlers of his era before the tape measure home runs. His career pitching line was 94-46 with an impressive career era of 2.28.
In 1916 Ruth was 23-12 with an invisible era of 1.75 in 40 starts throwing 323 innings for the Boston Red Sox. The Babe would follow up that campaign going 24-13 the following season. The 714 career round trippers take center stage when reminiscing about Ruth’s milestones but the lefty could throw.
The following interview you are about to read was provided to me by the grand-daughter of Babe Ruth: Linda Ruth Tosetti who is a Grandpa Ruth historian like no other. Visit her website to learn more at “The True Babe Ruth”.