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George Herman Ruth Jr is by far one of Americas greatest sports heroes He is known primarily for his great baseball exploits and secondary as a man who stayed out late before every game and partied until there was no one left to party with There is more behind the story of Babe Ruth than just baseball and parties As a boy Ruth was your average youth who got himself into a little to much trouble and paid the price As an adult he was a husband and a father who cared more about his family than he liked to show George Ruth was a baseball hero and an alcoholic but nobodys perfect I plan on exploring Babe Ruths life and noting the good and bad points of Americas greatest Baseball hero George Herman Ruth Jr was born on February 6 1895 in his grandparents house at 216 Emory St in the tough water front section of Baltimore Babe Ruths parents Kate and George Herman Ruth were 19 and 23 when they had their first child George Jr The young father earned his living as a bar tender in a combination grocery store-saloon near the Baltimore water front Babe was not an only child He did have a sister named Mary Margaret also known as Mamie who was born in 1900 The Ruths did have six other children but none of them survived to adulthood Soon after Mamies birth his father opened his own tavern at 426 West Camden St The family would later move into an apartment above the bar George spent the first 7 years of his life running around the Bay area watching street fights and stealing from the shop keepers It didnt take long before he was known well by local police When he was 7 Kate and her husband finally decided they could no longer tend to the mischievous boy and brought him to St Marys
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