1. Babe Ruth
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MD USA
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 11, 1914
  • Final Game: May 30, 1935
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1916
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Most Valuable Player - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • TSN All-Star - 1926
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1927
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1927
  • TSN All-Star - 1927
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1928
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1928
  • TSN All-Star - 1928
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1929
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1929
  • TSN All-Star - 1929
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1930
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1930
  • TSN All-Star - 1930
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1931
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1931
  • TSN All-Star - 1931
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1932
 
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The New York Yankees are the most successful baseball team of all-time:

Period.

Love them or hate them, this team has been loaded throughout the years with talent after talent and you might think that it would have been difficult to come up with a consensus number one for the Bronx Bombers, but it really wasn’t.

It can be nobody other than Babe Ruth.

Ruth wasn’t just the best player in baseball at one time, he wasn’t just the most known and popular baseball player, he was the biggest sports figure and arguably the first megastar in team sports. 

When they said that the original Yankee Stadium was the “House that Ruth built”, it is metaphorically correct.  After arriving in New York after being foolishly sold by the Boston Red Sox, Ruth changed the game with his power and he ushered in a new era to the game.  He would blast 659 Home Runs over his Yankees career, a number that had you told anybody in 1910 would occur would that individual would have said you were delusional.

Sometimes forgotten is that Ruth had so many other facets to his game.  Aside from being a quality Pitcher, Ruth won a Batting Title and had eight seasons where he batted over .300.  He would also lead the American League in On Base Percentage ten times (nine with New York), five of which saw him exceed .500.  Fourteen seasons he had an OPS over 1 and sabremetrically speaking he led the AL in bWAR twelve times (eleven with New York).

More importantly, “The Sultan of Swat” would take the Yankees to four World Series Championships. 

There can be no other #3.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Purchased from the Boston Red Sox for $100,000 12/26/19.
  • Departed: Released 2/26/35.
  • Games Played: 2084
  • Notable Statistics: 1,959 Runs Scored
    2,518 Hits
    424 Doubles
    106 Triples
    659 Home Runs
    1,978 RBI
    110 Stolen Bases
    .349/.484/.711 Slash Line
    142.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1923, 1927, 1928 & 1932)
    MVP (1923)
    All Star Game (1933 & 1934)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1931)
    Highest Batting Average (1924)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1930, 1931 & 1932)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1931)
    Highest OPS (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1931)
    Most Runs Scored (1920, 1921, 1923, 1934, 1926, 1927 & 1928)
    Most Total Bases (1921, 1923, 1924, 1926 & 1928)
    Most Home Runs (1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1931)
    Most Runs Batted In (1920, 1921, 1923 & 1926)
    Most Walks (1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932 & 1933)
    Highest OPS+ (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1931)
    Highest Power/Speed (1921, 1923 & 1926)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1931)
    Highest Range Factor per Game as a Rightfielder (1924 & 1928)
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