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Babe Ruth - College Essays

Babe Ruth

Informative Speech
Kasie Palombo

Introduction: The expression, "The House that Ruth built," does not refer to a house at all, but to a baseball stadium, and that stadium was just recently replaced after 85 years of baseball in New York by a new stadium--dedicated on April 3, 2009. George Herman "Babe" Ruth was an American icon or symbol just as Uncle Sam was; the Babe started it all. He was the best pitcher in his day and still remains the strongest slugger in the game. Ruth had power, strength, an appetite and a desire for the game that no other player would ever have. Babe Ruth was destined for fame starting from his days as a young ball player, then next by getting attention as a ...

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career mark of 714 home runs stood as the all-time record for 39 years.
B. Babe Ruth led the American League in home runs 12 times (1918-1921, 1923, 1924, 1926-1931.)

Conclusion: Babe Ruth is one of the first and most familiar names associated with the great American pass-time. From his youth till the last time he swung his bat professionally, he was about the game of baseball. So the next time you stand at a ball game, you might also want to take your hat off to the man who brought so many fans to the game that enough money was raised to build the New York Yankee's first stadium in 1923--Yankee Stadium: the house that Ruth ...

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