New York Yankees: Babe Ruth belongs on the franchise Mount Rushmore
I mean, who else would be the first one to be put onto the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore other than Babe Ruth? When you think New York Yankees, you think of Babe Ruth.
A winner through and through, the “Great Bambino could do it all in his 14 years in the Bronx, including being a part of four World Series championships. In 1923, he slashed .393/.545/.764 with 41 home runs and 130 RBI. That year, it was his only MVP Award, something that is incredible looking back at his career. In 1930, he had 46 home runs and 154 RBI. He is famous for “calling his shot” in the fifth inning of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. He made a pointing gesture and then hit a home run.
Ruth began his career with the rival Boston Red Sox as a pitcher before he was sold to the Yankees and began what was known as the “Curse of the Bambino” and the 86-year drought of World Series championships by the Red Sox. After going to the Bronx, he turned into one of the most prolific hitters of not only his time but all time.
Ruth remains the franchise leader in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, total bases, runs scored, and walks to name a few. There will never be another Babe Ruth and makes you wonder what the Yankees would be today if there was no Babe Ruth. There is a reason why they call it, “The House that Ruth Built.”