George Herman (Babe) Ruth was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. He hit lots of home runs. He was also a famous pitcher. Babe started his career with the Baltimore Orioles Minor League. He was drafted to the Cleveland Indians Major League baseball team. In 1919 he was traded to the New York Yankees. With Babe's help the Yankees won 7 World Championships between 1920 and 1933. On June 2, 1935, at the age of 40, Babe Ruth retired. He contracted throat cancer and died on August 16, 1948.