The Influence Of Sports In The 1920's
Babe Ruth was the most widely known athlete in the 1920s era. His real name was George Herman Ruth Jr, it was the same as his father’s name. He is the only player with that last name in major league history. When he was younger he lived on the site of what is now Oriole Park at Camden Yards, above one of his father’s string of saloons. This is where he met his mentor, Brother Matthias. …show more content…
Mary’s. Brother Matthias helped George refine his baseball skills, working tirelessly with him on hitting, fielding and pitching skills. This was a big part on when he was such a good baseball player. Without the help of Brother Matthias, and George’s dedication, Babe Ruth wouldn’t be Babe Ruth. Since George was becoming pretty good at baseball that the Brothers at St. Mary invited Jack Dunn, owner of the Baltimore Orioles, to come and see George play.
After seeing George play for less than an hour, Jack Dunn was very impressed with his skill. He offered a contract to George in February 1914. Since George Jr. was only 19 at the time, Dunn had to become George’s legal guardian in order to complete the contract. The Orioles players referred to him as “Jack’s newest babe”, and that’s how his famous nickname was created. George Herman Ruth Jr. was known as the Babe by pretty much everyone. Some people even knew him as Babe Ruth before they knew his name was