This day in history: Babe Ruth retires

'This Day in History': 06/2/1935 - Babe Ruth Retires
'This Day in History': 06/2/1935 - Babe Ruth Retires



On June 2nd in 1935, Babe Ruth retired after playing 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. He hit the ball so fast and so hard, he was known as "The Sultan of Swat."

When Ruth retired, he was the career record-holder in home runs, RBIs, total bases, walks and strikeouts.

Babe Ruth's real name was George Herman Ruth. He was first given his nickname "Babe" when he was with the Orioles, a veteran team populated by former major leaguers.



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