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06/02/1895 American professional baseball player Babe Ruth is born

Babe Ruth, nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the NY Yankees. He established many MLB batting records, including career home runs, runs batted in, bases on balls, slugging percentage, and on-base plus slugging.

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