Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth
Celebrated Name: Babe Ruth
Real Name/Full Name: George Herman Ruth, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 53 years old
Birth Date: February 6, 1895
Date of Death: 16 August 1948
Birth Place: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 98 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Claire Merritt Ruth (m. 1929–1948), Helen Ruth (m. 1914–1929)
Children: Yes (Dorothy Ruth, Julia Ruth Stevens)
Profession: Baseball outfielder and pitcher
Net Worth in 2024: $8.5 million
Last Updated: May 2024

The baseball player, Baby Ruth, was amongst one of the finest outfielders and pitchers ever known. He was considered one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture. Began his baseball career as the star left-handed pitcher for the Major League Baseball to the slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees, he marked himself as an outstanding player of baseball. With the increase in popularity, he was nicknamed ‘The Bambino’ and ‘The Sultan of swat.’

Maybe you know about Babe Ruth very well, But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Babe Ruth’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Born on August 6, 1895, to George Herman Ruth, Sr. and Catherine in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Ruth went to St. Mary’s Industrial School For Boys, for his school education. He was also taught shirt making and carpetmaking there so that he could earn his living without depending on anyone for finances. He was rarely visited by his family, and his mother died when he was just 12. Ruth’s nickname there was ‘Niggerlips’ because of his bodily features.

A large man, brother Mitthas was respected by all the boys of the school, who also acted as a father for Ruth when his family distanced from him due to some financial and other reasons. Despite being the left-handed pitcher, he encouraged him to play baseball, which led him further to Major League Baseball(MLB). Even after becoming a star, he had a soft corner for St. Mary and spend $5000 to buy brother Mitthas a Cadillac in 1926.

Personal Life

Ruth met Helen Woodford in a coffee shop in Boston, where she has been working as a waitress. He fell in love with her and married her on 17 October 1914. They adopted a daughter named Dorothy. They both separated from each other in 1925. She died in 1929, and within three months after it, he married an actress, Claire Meritt Hodgson, and also adopted her daughter Julia.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on February 6, 1895, Babe Ruth was 53 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.88 m tall and weighed 98 kg.


Ruth started his career as a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball(MLB) inspired by brother Mitthas. Despite being left-handed, he managed to be one of the best pitchers. In 1914 he signed a professional contract of baseball with James Dunn, and his home runs for Boston made him a sensation. in July he met Helen Woodford in a coffee shop and fell in love with her and married her.

Then he sailed to New York and joined the New York Yankees with a three-year contract of $27,000.On August 16, 1948, Ruth died in his sleep. In April 1999, the New York Yankees made a monumental museum in honor of Ruth.

Awards & Achievements

Ruth had made many records in the American history of baseball players:-

  • The first batter to hit 50 home runs(54 in 1920)
  • The first batter to hit 60 home runs in a season(60 in 1927)
  • The first batter to hit 500 homers in a whole career(August 11, 1929)
  • AL ERA champion
  • 7*World Series Of champion
  • 1923 AL MVP
  • Major League Baseball-All Time team
  • Named the DHL hometown heroes greatest New York Yankees ever

In addition to these, many other achievements are also a part of his baseball career. He was also stated as the ‘Home Run King.’ An award was created in his honor after his death, which was first given in 1949, one year after his death.

Net Worth & Salary of Baby Ruth in 2024

Babe Ruth Net Worth
Babe Ruth Net Worth

As of May 2024, Ruth has garnered a net worth of $8.5 million. The majority of his earnings come from being a fine outfielder and pitcher of baseball. He started his career from being a player in Major League Baseball to being in New York Yankees. In 1999, Ruth’s granddaughter Linda and his stepdaughter declared that his inability to have a managerial role with NewYork Yankees had hurt him. On April 19, 1999, Yankees made a monument in honor of Ruth.

Ruth was one of the most influential American baseball players. He was not only an outfielder but also a star left-handed pitcher. He was also known as ‘Home Run King.’ He was considered a unique figure in the social history of the United States. Many books have been written on Ruth and his career. As the craze for Ruth increased, a candy was named after him ‘Baby Ruth candy.’ The aura which Ruth had given to the American culture and concept of baseball using his left hand is undoubtedly marvelous.


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