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Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth (Babe, The Bambino or The Sultan Of Swat)

Positions: Outfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MD
High School: St. Mary's HS (Baltimore, MD)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 11, 1914 (Age 19.155)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1915 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox/Braves 1914-1935

Final Game: May 30, 1935 (Age 40.113)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1936 (215/226 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Babe Ruth Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: August 16, 1948 in New York, NY
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1914 BOS AL 19 P 4 3 1 23.0 7 0 7 0 0 1.000 2.74 1.75 .936 2.97 2.92
1915 BOS AL 20 P 32 28 16 217.2 82 17 63 2 3 .976 3.31 2.50 .937 3.01 3.00
1916 BOS AL 21 P 44 40 23 323.2 110 24 83 3 6 .973 2.98 2.43 .945 2.95 2.96
1917 BOS AL 22 P 41 38 35 326.1 122 19 101 2 4 .984 3.31 2.93 .947 3.04 3.05
1918 BOS AL 23 OF 59 57 52 136 121 8 7 3 .949 2.19 .962 2.26
1918 BOS AL 23 LF 47 46 42 112 98 8 6 3 .946 2.26 .961 2.20
1918 BOS AL 23 P 20 19 18 166.1 83 19 58 6 4 .928 4.17 3.85 .952 2.82 2.84
1918 BOS AL 23 1B 13 13 13 141 130 6 5 9 .965 10.46 .986 11.14
1918 BOS AL 23 CF 12 11 10 26 25 0 1 0 .962 2.08 .967 2.63
1919 BOS AL 24 OF 111 106 96 237 222 14 1 4 .996 2.13 .958 2.26
1919 BOS AL 24 LF 110 106 96 231 216 14 1 4 .996 2.09 .961 2.21
1919 BOS AL 24 P 17 15 12 133.1 50 13 35 2 1 .960 3.24 2.82 .948 2.84 2.83
1919 BOS AL 24 1B 5 5 4 40 35 4 1 5 .975 7.80 .988 10.68
1919 BOS AL 24 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.60
1920 NYY AL 25 OF 141 140 132 299 259 21 19 3 .936 1.99 .962 2.25
1920 NYY AL 25 RF 86 84 80 178 151 18 9 2 .949 1.97 .958 1.91
1920 NYY AL 25 LF 32 31 28 59 54 1 4 1 .932 1.72 .962 2.30
1920 NYY AL 25 CF 25 25 24 62 54 2 6 0 .903 2.24 .966 2.55
1920 NYY AL 25 1B 2 0 0 11 10 0 1 1 .909 5.00 .990 10.80
1920 NYY AL 25 P 1 1 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.00 .950 2.70 2.70
1921 NYY AL 26 OF 152 150 143 378 348 17 13 5 .966 2.40 .960 2.33
1921 NYY AL 26 LF 132 132 125 306 282 15 9 4 .971 2.25 .958 2.38
1921 NYY AL 26 CF 20 18 18 72 66 2 4 1 .944 3.40 .962 2.67
1921 NYY AL 26 1B 2 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .991 10.65
1921 NYY AL 26 P 2 1 0 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.50 .957 2.70 2.70
1922 NYY AL 27 OF 110 110 104 249 226 14 9 3 .964 2.18 .964 2.31
1922 NYY AL 27 LF 71 71 68 161 150 6 5 1 .969 2.20 .969 2.40
1922 NYY AL 27 RF 39 39 36 81 71 6 4 0 .951 1.97 .954 1.85
1922 NYY AL 27 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.80
1923 NYY AL 28 OF 148 148 145 409 378 20 11 2 .973 2.69 .965 2.38 MVP-1
1923 NYY AL 28 RF 73 73 71 195 174 13 8 1 .959 2.56 .960 2.12 MVP-1
1923 NYY AL 28 LF 68 68 67 192 182 7 3 1 .984 2.78 .966 2.35 MVP-1
1923 NYY AL 28 CF 7 7 7 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 3.14 .968 2.69 MVP-1
1923 NYY AL 28 1B 4 4 4 43 41 1 1 2 .977 10.50 .990 10.60 MVP-1
1924 NYY AL 29 OF 152 151 135 372 340 18 14 4 .962 2.36 .970 2.39
1924 NYY AL 29 RF 100 98 87 257 233 14 10 4 .961 2.47 .968 2.02
1924 NYY AL 29 LF 50 50 45 110 103 3 4 0 .964 2.12 .964 2.34
1924 NYY AL 29 CF 9 3 3 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0.56 .976 2.80
1925 NYY AL 30 OF 98 98 85 228 207 15 6 3 .974 2.27 .965 2.43
1925 NYY AL 30 RF 66 66 56 161 145 12 4 3 .975 2.38 .966 2.08
1925 NYY AL 30 LF 33 32 29 67 62 3 2 0 .970 1.97 .958 2.33
1926 NYY AL 31 OF 149 149 135 326 308 11 7 5 .979 2.14 .966 2.34
1926 NYY AL 31 LF 82 82 75 181 172 6 3 3 .983 2.17 .965 2.30
1926 NYY AL 31 RF 68 67 60 145 136 5 4 2 .972 2.07 .964 2.00
1926 NYY AL 31 1B 2 0 0 10 10 0 0 2 1.000 5.00 .990 10.75
1927 NYY AL 32 OF 151 151 133 355 328 14 13 4 .963 2.26 .964 2.35
1927 NYY AL 32 RF 95 95 79 212 191 11 10 3 .953 2.13 .955 1.97
1927 NYY AL 32 LF 56 56 54 143 137 3 3 1 .979 2.50 .967 2.38
1928 NYY AL 33 OF 154 154 134 321 304 9 8 0 .975 2.03 .973 2.36
1928 NYY AL 33 RF 99 99 90 226 211 9 6 0 .973 2.22 .973 1.98
1928 NYY AL 33 LF 55 55 44 96 93 0 3 0 .969 1.69 .974 2.30
1929 NYY AL 34 OF 133 132 107 249 240 5 4 2 .984 1.84 .966 2.42
1929 NYY AL 34 RF 78 77 62 142 137 3 2 1 .986 1.79 .963 1.97
1929 NYY AL 34 LF 55 55 45 107 103 2 2 1 .981 1.91 .964 2.39
1930 NYY AL 35 OF 144 144 119 286 266 10 10 0 .965 1.92 .965 2.32
1930 NYY AL 35 RF 91 91 76 185 173 6 6 0 .968 1.97 .961 1.96
1930 NYY AL 35 LF 53 53 43 103 95 4 4 0 .961 1.87 .968 2.14
1930 NYY AL 35 P 1 1 1 9.0 4 0 4 0 2 1.000 4.00 4.00 .945 2.20 2.20
1931 NYY AL 36 OF 142 141 88 249 237 5 7 2 .972 1.70 .969 2.38 MVP-5
1931 NYY AL 36 RF 91 90 55 154 145 4 5 2 .968 1.64 .964 2.11 MVP-5
1931 NYY AL 36 LF 51 51 33 95 92 1 2 0 .979 1.82 .966 2.20 MVP-5
1931 NYY AL 36 1B 1 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00 .992 10.00 MVP-5
1932 NYY AL 37 OF 128 128 64 228 209 10 9 1 .961 1.71 .967 2.42 MVP-6
1932 NYY AL 37 RF 87 85 49 160 146 8 6 1 .963 1.77 .963 2.10 MVP-6
1932 NYY AL 37 LF 44 43 15 68 63 2 3 0 .956 1.48 .964 2.21 MVP-6
1932 NYY AL 37 1B 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .990 10.10 MVP-6
1933 NYY AL 38 OF 132 131 60 231 215 9 7 4 .970 1.70 .970 2.37 AS
1933 NYY AL 38 RF 78 77 37 139 130 6 3 1 .978 1.74 .962 2.10 AS
1933 NYY AL 38 LF 55 54 23 92 85 3 4 3 .957 1.60 .971 2.27 AS
1933 NYY AL 38 1B 1 0 0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 6.00 .989 10.30 AS
1933 NYY AL 38 P 1 1 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 2.00 .960 2.30 2.30 AS
1934 NYY AL 39 OF 111 110 34 208 197 3 8 0 .962 1.80 .968 2.29 AS
1934 NYY AL 39 RF 77 76 21 157 148 3 6 0 .962 1.96 .964 2.07 AS
1934 NYY AL 39 LF 34 34 13 50 48 0 2 0 .960 1.41 .968 2.17 AS
1935 BSN NL 40 OF 26 26 1 42 39 1 2 0 .952 1.54 .971 2.42
1935 BSN NL 40 LF 22 22 1 33 30 1 2 0 .939 1.41 .970 2.25
1935 BSN NL 40 RF 4 4 0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .968 2.17
18 Seasons OF 2241 2226 1767 4803 4444 204 155 45 .968 2.07 .966 2.35 1050-74-1132
15 Seasons RF 1132 1121 859 2401 2200 118 83 20 .965 2.05 .963 2.02
18 Seasons LF 1050 1041 846 2206 2065 79 62 22 .972 2.04 .964 2.29
10 Seasons P 163 147 107 1221.1 464 95 354 15 20 .968 3.31 2.75 .946 2.94 2.95
6 Seasons CF 74 64 62 187 171 5 11 1 .941 2.38 .965 2.64
10 Seasons 1B 32 23 22 268 248 11 9 19 .966 8.09 .988 10.82
22 Seasons TOT 2436 2396 1896 1221.1 5535 4787 569 179 84 .968 3.31 2.20 .965 2.94 2.50 1050-74-1132
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1914 BOS AL 19 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 BOS AL 20 42 42 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 BOS AL 21 68 40 68 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
1917 BOS AL 22 52 38 52 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1918 BOS AL 23 95 89 95 91 20 0 13 0 0 0 47 12 0 59 0 4 0
1919 BOS AL 24 130 126 130 129 17 0 6 0 0 0 110 1 0 110 0 1 0
1920 NYY AL 25 142 141 142 141 1 0 2 0 0 0 32 25 86 141 0 1 0
1921 NYY AL 26 152 151 152 152 2 0 2 0 0 0 132 20 0 152 0 0 0
1922 NYY AL 27 110 110 110 110 0 0 1 0 0 0 71 0 39 110 0 0 0
1923 NYY AL 28 152 152 152 152 0 0 4 0 0 0 68 7 73 148 0 0 0
1924 NYY AL 29 153 151 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 9 100 152 0 1 0
1925 NYY AL 30 98 98 98 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 66 98 0 0 0
1926 NYY AL 31 152 149 152 149 0 0 2 0 0 0 82 0 68 149 0 3 0
1927 NYY AL 32 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0 95 151 0 0 0
1928 NYY AL 33 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 99 154 0 0 0
1929 NYY AL 34 135 132 135 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 78 133 0 2 0
1930 NYY AL 35 145 145 145 145 1 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 91 144 0 0 0
1931 NYY AL 36 145 142 145 143 0 0 1 0 0 0 51 0 91 142 0 2 0
1932 NYY AL 37 133 128 133 129 0 0 1 0 0 0 44 0 87 129 0 4 0
1933 NYY AL 38 137 132 137 133 1 0 1 0 0 0 55 0 78 132 0 4 0
1934 NYY AL 39 125 110 125 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 77 111 0 14 0
1935 BSN NL 40 28 26 28 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 4 26 0 2 0
22 Seasons 2504 2365 2504 2384 163 0 33 0 0 0 1050 74 1132 2241 0 73 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (95.1%)
Selected to HOF in 1936 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1923 AL (1, 100%)
1931 AL (5, 50%)
1932 AL (6, 33%)
1 MVP
1.83 Career Shares (114th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
Career  1,050 (58th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  282 (5th)
Career  2,065 (49th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  14 (2nd)
1921 AL  15 (4th)
Career  79 (47th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 AL  6 (5th)
Career  62 (37th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1918 AL  3 (4th)
1919 AL  4 (2nd)
1921 AL  4 (3rd)
1923 AL  1 (4th)
1926 AL  3 (3rd)
1927 AL  1 (5th)
1933 AL  3 (1st)
Career  22 (16th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  95 (5th)
1931 AL  91 (5th)
Career  1,132 (61st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  233 (5th)
1927 AL  191 (5th)
1934 AL  148 (5th)
Career  2,200 (55th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  18 (2nd)
1924 AL  14 (5th)
1925 AL  12 (4th)
1927 AL  11 (5th)
1932 AL  8 (4th)
Career  118 (30th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  9 (3rd)
1924 AL  10 (3rd)
1927 AL  10 (4th)
1928 AL  6 (5th)
1931 AL  5 (5th)
1932 AL  6 (4th)
1934 AL  6 (4th)
Career  83 (22nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  2 (5th)
1924 AL  4 (4th)
1925 AL  3 (4th)
1927 AL  3 (5th)
1931 AL  2 (4th)
1932 AL  1 (4th)
Career  20 (62nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1921 AL  152 (2nd)
1923 AL  148 (5th)
1924 AL  152 (4th)
1926 AL  149 (4th)
1927 AL  151 (2nd)
1928 AL  154 (1st)
Career  2,241 (25th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1921 AL  348 (4th)
1923 AL  378 (3rd)
Career  4,444 (48th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
Career  204 (48th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1920 AL  19 (3rd)
1924 AL  14 (2nd)
Career  155 (61st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1921 AL  5 (4th)
1926 AL  5 (4th)
1933 AL  4 (3rd)
Career  45 (47th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1915 AL  17 (3rd)
1916 AL  24 (1st)
1917 AL  19 (4th)
1918 AL  19 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1917 AL  101 (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1918 AL  6 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  2.09 (5th)
1921 AL  2.25 (5th)
1926 AL  2.17 (4th)
Career  2.04 (63rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1919 AL  .996 (1st)
1921 AL  .971 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1920 AL  1.97 (5th)
1924 AL  2.47 (1st)
1927 AL  2.13 (2nd)
1928 AL  2.22 (1st)
1930 AL  1.97 (4th)
1934 AL  1.96 (4th)
Career  2.05 (47th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1923 AL  2.69 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1919 AL  .996 (1st)
1926 AL  .979 (3rd)
1929 AL  .984 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1918 AL  4.17 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1915 AL  2.50 (5th)
1917 AL  2.93 (5th)
1918 AL  3.85 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1915 AL  .976 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1932 AL  born 1895-02-06 (8th)
1933 AL  born 1895-02-06 (9th)
1934 AL  born 1895-02-06 (10th)
1935 NL  born 1895-02-06 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1914 AL  born 1895-02-06 (8th)

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