From BR Bullpen
Samuel Dewey Byrd (Babe Ruth's Legs)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut May 11, 1929
- Final Game September 27, 1936
- Born October 15, 1907 in Bremen, GA USA
- Died May 11, 1981 in Mesa, AZ USA
 Biographical Information
Sammy Byrd earned the nickname "Babe Ruth's Legs" or "Babe Ruth's Caddy" as he often replaced Ruth as a pinch runner late in the Babe's career. He later became a professional golfer who won 23 pro events.
Byrd was a backup outfielder who appeared in 645 games defensively, in roughly equal amounts in left field, center field, and right field. Offensively, he had 1,700 at-bats, with his best year being his rookie year when he hit .312 and slugged .471.
He appeared very briefly in the 1932 World Series.