Celebrate The Legendary Babe Ruth On His 124th Birthday

William Davis | Contributor

Babe Ruth was born Feb. 6, 1895, and would have turned 124 years old Wednesday.

The “Great Bambino,” as Ruth was so often referred to, is widely considered the greatest baseball player of all time. (RELATED: Flashback: That Time George H.W. Bush Met Babe Ruth While Playing Baseball At Yale)

On behalf of Yale University, baseball captain George Bush accepts "The Babe Ruth Story" autobiography from Babe Ruth in this 1948 handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

On behalf of Yale University, baseball captain George Bush accepts “The Babe Ruth Story” autobiography from Babe Ruth in this 1948 handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Ask for somebody’s “Mount Rushmore” of American sports icons, and Ruth will almost certainly on there. If he’s not, then he sure should be. While some will argue for Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle or others as the baseball GOAT (Greatest of All Time), simply no player had the impact on the sport that Ruth had.

The beer-guzzling, hot-dog eating, womanizing superstar was a man of his time—for good and bad. He set almost every baseball record in the book, many of which still stand.

Though he passed in 1948 at the young age of 53, “The Babe” still roars, his impact on American sports and culture permanently established in the American conscience.

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