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Babe Ruth
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Definition arguably the most famous U.S. baseball player who held the home run hitting record for 39 years (1895-1948)
  • Baltimore is the birthplace of Babe Ruth and Thurgood Marshall, EdgarAllan Poe and Billie Holiday.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Babe Ruth, parentless at age seven when his parents handed him over to Catholic missionaries.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • It was as though Babe Ruth's sixty-homer season had been eclipsed in one game.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • And this Trivia Contest, according to Ernie Eco, was all about Babe Ruth.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Babe Ruth was a pitcher then playing for Boston.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • But today the men didn't want to talk about Babe Ruth's pitching record.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916
  • He fingered the silky lapel of Babe Ruth's smoking jacket.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "Who broke Babe Ruth's record of seven hundred fourteen home runs?"
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • But the best moment was when I mei: Babe Ruth.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • That's Babe Ruth and Josh Gibson.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • The list includes Babe Ruth, Susan, Nancy, Kevin and Craig.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • I blessed Babe Ruth with three home runs in game four of the 1926 World Series.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • What is he, Babe Ruth?
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • At Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx, players were debuting numbered uniforms: Lou Gehrig wore No. 4; Babe Ruth, about to hit his five hundredth home run, wore No. 3.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "That's Babe Ruth.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • ...walls, bounded from the ceiling of lavender-bordered milky tiles, while the lords of the city, the barons of insurance and law and fertilizers and motor tires, laid down the law for Zenith; announced that the day was warm-indeed, indisputably of spring; that wages were too high and the interest on mortgages too low; that Babe Ruth, the eminent player of baseball, was a noble man; and that "those two nuts at the Climax Vaudeville Theater this week certainly are a slick pair of actors."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Do you know how many home runs Babe Ruth hit in the final game of 1928?
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • My father could tell you that and a whole lot more, because he had once met Babe Ruth.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Do you know how many World Series home runs Babe Ruth hit?
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • You probably know that in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his famous sixty home runs in a single season.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now

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