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5 Things You May Not Know About Babe Ruth

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One of the first megastars of modern American sports, Babe Ruth helped usher in the Roaring Twenties with his seemingly superhuman athletic abilities and outsized personality. He made good on a promise to hit a home run for a sick child. He allegedly pointed to a spot in the stands and then launched a home run to that very spot. He partied hard, ignored team rules, hobnobbed with movie stars and called everybody “Doc” or “Kid” in lieu of remembering names.

The Babe’s fast-living eventually caught up with him, leading to the cancer-stricken home run hero saying goodbye to Yankee Stadium fans on April 27, 1947, before his death the following year at age 53. Here are five little-known facts about the most celebrated player in baseball history:

He trained to become a tailor

The son of a saloon owner in a seedy section of Baltimore, Ruth was sent to the St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys at age 7 to keep him out of trouble. He developed his formidable baseball skills at St. Mary’s, playing upwards of 200 games per year between classes, but the no-nonsense Catholic monks in charge required each boarder to learn a useful vocation. The Babe displayed a talent for shirt making, and he was good enough to earn an apprenticeship at a tailor shop located in the school’s laundry building. Of course, he was better at throwing and blasting a baseball to the high heavens, so when he left St. Mary’s for good in 1914, it was to join the minor leagues.

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