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"The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual." John Muir
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Babe Ruth
Birth: 1895-02-06 Death: 1948-08-16

"How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can."

The Great Bambino is one of baseball's greatest players off all time. Introduced to baseball by a monk, Ruth learned how to play the game at St. Mary's, giving up his life of petty crimes and street life. In Ruth's first International League game he pitched a 6-0 win for the Orioles. He was later sold off to the Boston Red Sox who sent him down to the minors, not needing a left-handed pitcher. He ended up taking the Red Sox to the 1917 World Series. Ruth was a terrific power hitter, setting new records that would last almost a century. Traded to the New York Yankees, he took them to ne…



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