Will There Ever Be Another Babe Ruth?

Will There Ever Be Another Babe Ruth?

"Heroes get remembered, but legends never die."

When Babe Ruth told reporters that he wanted $80,000 in his new contract with the New York Yankees, reporters couldn’t believe that he thought he should make more than President Hoover. “What the hell does Hoover have to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than him,” Ruth shot back.

George Herman Ruth, better known as Babe Ruth, The Great Bambino or the Sultan of Swat is regarded to be the greatest player to ever play the game of baseball. A Hall of Famer, a member of the 1927 Yankees, 12-time American League home run leader and seven-time World Series champion, Ruth had an incredible career. Ruth was larger than life in the 1920s and 1930s. He was Baseball.

By the end of Ruth’s career, he had blasted 714 home runs, batted in 2,213 runs and hit for a career .342 average. Hank Aaron broke Ruth’s home run record in 1974, and Roger Maris broke his record of 60 home runs in a single season in 1961. Many of Ruth’s records in fact, have been broken but still, he is regarded as the best baseball player ever. But will there ever be someone better?

It is difficult to compare statistics between different eras of the game, to hit 20 plus home runs when Ruth was playing was no easy task. Today, 30 home runs are expected from most power hitters. Much of this has to do with the training and the way players stay in shape as compared to Ruth’s era where most players had to have a second job in the off-season.

Not many people alive today have seen Babe Ruth play so it is difficult to imagine how good he actually was in his era. It seems though, that it wasn’t just that he hit a lot of home runs, it was the way he hit them. “He hits the ball harder and further than any man I ever saw,” said his Yankees teammate Bill Dickey. Another Yankees teammate, Lefty Gomez said, “No one hit home runs the way Babe did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain it bearings then take off for the stands.”

Although Ruth is known for his home runs, he did just about everything else too. Seven times in his career he hit 30 or more doubles in a season and four times he hit 10 or more triples in a season. Ruth had a lifetime .474 on-base percentage and five times had 10 or more stolen bases in a single season. On top of all of this, early in his career, Ruth was a pitcher. He was one of the best pitchers in the game at the time, twice surpassing the 20 wins mark.

While the stats might indicate that some players are better than Ruth, no one has actually ever been better than him. It is possible that one day we will see a player set records never thought possible again, but not very likely. It’s safe to say we will never see another player like Babe Ruth. Joe Dugan, a teammate of Ruth’s had this to say about him. “To understand him, you had to understand this: he wasn’t human.”

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