Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • MLB
  • Live
    CWS0
    ChC1
  • 7/24 7:05 PM EDT
    Hou
    Phi
  • 7/24 7:07 PM EDT
    Oak
    Tor
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    KC
    Det
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    Bal
    TB
  • 7/24 8:05 PM EDT
    Mia
    Tex
  • 7/24 8:08 PM EDT
    Col
    StL
  • 7/24 9:40 PM EDT
    Atl
    Ari
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    Bos
    Sea
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    Min
    LAD
  • 7/24 10:10 PM EDT
    NYM
    SD
  • 7/24 10:15 PM EDT
    Pit
    SF
  • 7/24 7:10 PM EDT
    Cin
    Cle

This day in history: 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.

27 PHOTOS
Babe Ruth retires - June 2, 1935
See Gallery
This day in history: Babe Ruth retires
NEW YORK - 1925. Babe Ruth greets fans in the outfield before a game in Yankee Stadium in New York in 1925. (Photo Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
George H. (Babe) Ruth of the New York Yankees swinging a bat in 1926 . (Photo by Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - 1927. The eyes of Babe Ruth, New York Yankees outfielder, are presented in a photograph taken during the 1927 season. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
BABE RUTH at right with fellow New York Yankee idol Lou Gehrig about 1935.
Baseball great Babe Ruth, in uniform, addressing crowd & press during final appearance at Yankee Stadium (shortly before death). (Photo by Ralph Morse/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895-1948), NY Yankees, Portrait, 1934. (Photo via Alamy)
American baseball player George Herman Ruth (1895 - 1948) known as 'Babe' Ruth. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
TOKYO - NOVEMBER, 1934. Babe Ruth, American home run king, demonstrates his power during an exhibition game in Tokyo, Japan in November of 1934. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - 1927: Babe Ruth signing baseball before Indians - Yankees game at League Park. (Photo by Louis Van Oeyen/Western Reserve Historical Society/Getty Images).
circa 1927: American baseball player Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948) walking out of the Yankees' dugout as fans applaud his appearance. (Photo by American Stock/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1926: Babe Ruth batting during an exhibition game. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
George H. (Babe) Ruth of the New York Yankees swinging a bat in 1922 . (Photo by Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)
Babe Ruth (L) at New York Yankee Baseball Team's 25th Anniversary. (Photo by Cornell Capa/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
circa 1925: Full-length image of American baseball player Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948) taking a practice swing with a baseball bat on the field in a stadium. (Photo by Blank Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - 1927. Babe Ruth, New York Yankees outfielder poses with fellow Yankees during the 1927 season. (L-R) are Waite Hoyt, Babe Ruth, manager Miller Huggins, Bob Meusel, and Bob Shawkey. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - 1923. Babe Ruth autographs a baseball for a fan at League Park in Cleveland before a game in 1923. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1923. Babe Ruth takes a mighty swing during pre-game batting practice in Yankee Stadium. (Photo Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY, 1928. Babe Ruth, left, and Lou Gehrig compare bats before a game at Yankee Stadium in May of 1928. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 1919: Babe Ruth poses outside the dugout for a photo, before a game in what looks like Griffith Stadium in Washington in 1919. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - 1922. Babe Ruth has just fouled a pitch into the mitt of White Sox catcher Ray Schalk during a 1922 game in Chicago's Comiskey Park. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 18, 1929. Babe Ruth, New York Yankees outfielder, left, talks with teammate and first baseman Lou Gehrig in April of 1929. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 12: Daily News page 28 dated August 12, 1929, Headlines: RUTH BUSTS 500TH HOMER, Babe Ruth (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 19: Babe Ruth batting for the Boston Braves. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Circa 1945: American baseball player Babe Ruth (1895 - 1948), outfielder for the New York Yankees, autographs a baseball for two young fans. (Photo by American Stock/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 13, 1934. Babe Ruth hands Leonard Beals an autographed ball in exchange for home run ball number 700 for the Babe, which Beals retrieved during a game in Detroit on July 13, 1934. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 15: Babe Ruth holds autographed bat for Prince and Princess Kaya of Japan at Yankee Stadium where the New York Yankees went on to defeat the Detroit Tigers. Afterwards the royal pair went to a banquet held by the Japanese community at the Hotel Astor. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE


More from AOL.com
Sylvester Stallone's daughter is all grown up​
Reporter gets drenched in Powerade
Looking at the absence of Tom Brady for the Patriots


Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.