Babe Ruth's birth name is George Herman Ruth. He was 6'2 and 215 pounds. Babe was left handed so he always swung and got left handed. He was elected for the hall of fame in 1936.Babe was born in Baltimore Maryland, and was one of eight children.He was announced as jacks newest babe, which gave him the nick name"Babe Ruth" He started as a pitcher for the Boston Red Socks.Babe only played five games for them as a pitcher. He became a member of the New York Yanees and played outfield. Babe won four world series and seven pennants.