Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He was known for his talented powerful hitting and he broke a number of career records in various categories such as, home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in and on-base plus slugging. Even though his last game was in 1935 he still holds, or ranks in the top 10 for, many MLB batting records. Ruth won 7 World Series Championships during his career and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. Although he will always be remembered for his prestigious hitting, Babe Ruth actually entered the league as a pitcher and he played for 3 MLB teams during his career.
Which MLB teams did Babe Ruth play for?
Babe Ruth was sold to the Boston Red Sox from the minor-league Baltimore Orioles in 1914. He played 5 games for the Red Sox in 1914 and was sent to the minor leagues for most of the season. In 1915 he became a part of the Red Sox’ starting rotation, but played only a minor role in the World Series win. He was a more important part of the 1916 and 1918 World Series Championship winning team. He continued pitching until 1919, but by this time he had began to play in the outfield more often.
In December 1919, Ruth was sold to the New York Yankees. There is some debate about the reasons for the sale, but we do know that Ruth demanded a pay rise and that he had self-discipline problems. After moving to the Yankees, Ruth stopped pitching and became a power-hitting superstar. He played for 15 years and over 2,000 games with the Yankees. The team was very successful throughout this time and won the World Series in 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932.
In 1935 Ruth decided to turn his attention to managing a team. He wanted to manage the Yankees, but the owner didn’t want to replace the current manager. After a series of negotiations with a number of teams he finally agreed to terms with the Boston Braves. He would remain as a player and be made the vice president and assistant manager. Unfortunately, his health had declined and he couldn’t perform at the same level as in previous seasons. He retired later that year and never went on to manage a Major League team.