(1895–1948), US baseball player; born George Herman Ruth; also known as the Bambino. He played for the Boston Red Sox 1914–19, the New York Yankees 1919–34, and the Boston Braves 1935. Originally a pitcher, he later became noted for his hitting, setting a record of 714 home runs that remained unbroken until 1974 and a single-season record in 1927 of 60 home runs that was not broken until 1961. Baseball Hall of Fame (1936).
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