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Baseball Drama Soothes U.S. Soul

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Yet another catchphrase to sum up the transformation of America since the terrorist slaughters of Sept. 11 -- Everything Old is New Again.
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst

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Yankees, D'Backs in World Series

Bonds gets top award

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- After his tremendous offensive season, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was the obvious choice of his peers as The Sporting News' Player of the Year.

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Bonds sets home run record

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Barry Bonds became the single-season home run record holder in overwhelming fashion Friday night, hitting shots in his first two at bats to reach the amazing to

Bonds sets home run record

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Barry Bonds wasted no time in becoming baseball's single-season home run record holder Friday night, hitting the second pitch he saw in the first inning over th

Seattle 16, Texas 1

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners matched their best offensive output of the season and tied the American League record with their 114th win a 16-1 rout of Alex Rodriguez an
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A set of framed photos of Babe Ruth is up for auction at the Taste of the NFL on the eve of Super Bowl XLII on February 2, 2008. The Taste includes samples from some of the top restaurants in the U.S. as well as a charity auction. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935. Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters. Ruth was a mainstay in the Yankees' lineup that won seven pennants and four World Series titles during his tenure with the team. After a short stint with the Boston Braves in 1935, Ruth retired. In 1936, Ruth became one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ruth has since become regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture. He has been named the greatest baseball player in history in various surveys and rankings, and his home run hitting prowess and charismatic personality made him a larger than life figure in the "Roaring Twenties". Off the field he was famous for his charity, but also was noted for his often reckless lifestyle. Ruth is credited with changing baseball itself. The popularity of the game exploded in the 1920s, largely due to his influence. Ruth ushered in the "live-ball era", as his big swing led to escalating home run totals that not only excited fans, but helped baseball evolve from a low-scoring, speed-dominated game to a high-scoring power game.

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