Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth’s presence still looms over Yankee Stadium … he set countless marks that still stand unchallenged. The crowds loved him, and for 22 years, he gave them more than their money’s worth. He hit the most home runs with a life total of 714. He received the most bases on b***s of any man in baseball, 2,056. And he struck out the most times, too, 1,330. His total of 60 home runs in one season, made in 1927, stood for 34 years until in 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees pooled 61 homers, but in a longer playing season. The Babe’s lifetime batting average of .342 is among the highest seven in baseball history.