Famous People Of Baseball
Famous People of Baseball:
America had its first semi-professional baseball since early 1860s. Baseball had its first origins in the United Kingdom along with the US. However, baseball in America is considered today to be the national sport and has a huge fan following that is unsurpassed by any other sport. Here is some significant information about some of the most famous baseball players:
Lawrence Peter: Lawrence Peter was born on May 12, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri. Fondly known as Yogi Berra, Peter devoted his entire baseball career for the New York Yankees. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the American league three times. Only three other American baseball players received such recognition. Lawrence Peter quit school in the eighth grade since he was crazy about Baseball. In 1972, Lawrence was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tyrus Raymond: Born on December 18, 1886, Tyrus Raymond was one of the most popular baseball players. He was widely credited with setting 90 Major League Baseball records. He was the only player to receive the most votes of any player on the 1936 inaugural Hall of Fame Ballot. He had a great career batting average of .367. He was infamous for his racial remarks, surly temprement and aggression.
George Herman Ruth: Also known as The Sultan of Swat and Baby Ruth, George Ruth was born on February 6, 1895. He was an American Major League baseball player between 1914 and 1935. George Ruth was the first baseball player to hit sixty home runs in one season. He had a total of 714 home runs until his retirement in 1935. His 714 home runs were a record for more than 35 years until it was broken by Hank Aaron in 1974. He was named the greatest baseball player as per surveys and rankings.
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