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Babe Ruth was a really bad kid when he was growing up. He would steal money from the saloon he lived above. He would steal tomatoes and throw them at passing wagons. By the time he was seven his dad said enough was enough and he sent him to Saint Mary’s school for boys. Babe begged his parents not to go but they have had enough.

There were 800 boys who lived at Saint Mary’s and called themselves inmates even though Saint Mary’s was a school not a prison. The boys would eat in silence. If they would of talked they would be whipped. They eat the same food every day. Babe hated the school but except for one thing, after school he would get to play baseball. After a while there he gained a lot of friends and it started ton feel like home.

Babe’s baseball career had now started. He plays in 200 baseball games a year even in the winter. Brother Mathias spends hours teaching babe all the positions of the field and especially how the pitch. Babe would practice every day for hours just to train. By the time he was 16 Babe was the strongest boy at Saint Mary’s. One day Babe hit 3 homeruns another day he had 22 strikeouts. The orioles came to watch Babe play and within 30 minutes they gave Babe a contract to play pro ball.

Babe Ruth was now on to play with the pros. Babe did so well halfway through the season that the Red Sox’s bought his contract.in 1917 he won 24 games and his team had won the world series in 1915,1916,and 1918. In 1919 the Red Sox’s but Babe in the outfield so that he could bat in every game. This was the end of his Red Sox’s career.

On January 5, 1920 Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees for 25,000 the largest sum of money a team has ever paid for a player. Babe was now the biggest celebrity in New York City in the spring of 1920. He became so fancy and famous he only wore custom tailored clothes. Halfway through the season the Yankees broke the single year homerun record. Babe had decided to stay with the Yankees for a while.

One day Babe got a very drastic and important message saying that all of the Saint Mary’s ground was burned till there was nothing left. The boys had no home. Babe had the great idea of them going on the road with the Yankees. The band performed before every single game the Yankees played in. the band of boys was called Babe’s Band and there was a total of 50 kids in the band.

Babe Ruth was born on February 6 1895 in Baltimore Maryland. He was one of the eight children his mother had but only he and his one sister were the ones to survive. He lived in a small apartment with him his dad his mom and his baby sister. Most days he would skip school and roam the streets free with no care. He was the definition of a trouble maker. He would also sneak behind the vegetable stand and throw stuff at passing wagons and people.…...

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