Babe Ruth


February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948

Look, I hate the Yankees.  I have hated the Yankees my whole life.  I HATE, hate them. Hate.

But, George Herman Ruth transcends mere pinstripes.  He is perhaps the most famous baseball player of all time.  Brandishing nicknames like “The Great Bambino,” “The Sultan of Swat” and – most simply and memorably – “Babe,” he dominated the game for 20 years. He set records for nearly every conceivable hitting category and was instrumental in the explosion of baseball’s popularity.  Despite the uniform, he deserves all the accolades he has been given.

Besides, without Babe Ruth, the movie The Sandlot wouldn’t make  any sense at all. And that would be sad.


Gate of Heaven Cemetery– Valhalla, NY

Specific Location

Section 25, Plot 1115; Up the hill on the main road in the cemetery, turn right at Section 25, Babe’s grave is on your left about 50 feet from the road.


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