Friday, April 27th: X’s celebration is for X-CELLENT JOB BABE RUTH. Today is BABE RUTH DAY, a day commemorating a baseball legend. On this day, in 1947, Babe Ruth, also known as “The Bambino” or “The Sultan of Swat” attended Yankee Stadium to be honored at Babe Ruth Day. It was the next to last time he was at the stadium, also known as “The House that Ruth Built”.
In 1927, “The Bambino” was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season. Wikipedia.com states, “Ruth set career records for home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690), runs batted in (RBI) (2,217), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164).” In 1961 Roger Maris surpassed Ruth’s record with 61 home runs. And, Hank Aaron beat Ruth’s lifetime record of 714 home runs in 1974. Regardless of his records being topped, Ruth’s popularity has not dimmed.