Happy 123rd Birthday Babe! Here’s something about the legendary baseball player Babe Ruth you may not know…. Born George Herman Ruth, at the age of seven he was sent to a reformatory where he learned to play baseball from one of the teachers.
At age 19, Ruth was playing ball for Jack Dunn, the owner of the Baltimore Orioles. He had to have a legal guardian sign for him to play, so Dunn became his guardian. The joke was that Ruth was now “Dunn’s new babe.” That’s how Babe Ruth got his nickname. And on his death from cancer at age 53, Ruth remembered his past and how he got his start in life. He left most of his estate to the Babe Ruth Foundation for underprivileged children.