The Sultan of Swat, Jack Dunn's baby, The Caliph of Clout, The Big Bam, The Great Bambino are among a few of the nicknames given to George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. who should be next on the list on Time "Person of the Year”. Basketball has Michael Jordan, Golf has Tiger Woods, Boxing has Muhammed Ali, and when one thinks of Baseball, the first name that pops up is Babe Ruth. His accomplishments in the sport of baseball revamped how the world viewed baseball. Babe’s greatest strength greatest in baseball was his slugging power, which intimidated pitchers because if given the chance, he was gonna hit that ball out of the park. His slugging power and pitching made him unique and a star attraction for baseball fans around the world. This new found excitement for America’s sport was very important for U.S Citizens at the time due to the country going through the Great Depression. Americans needed any positive encouragement to get them through this time, and the Great Bambino’s slugging power it was what Americans needed at the time. He not only revolutionized baseball but also contributed to United States history. These contributions along with the sense of hope and encouragement he provided American citizens during this time in American history are why he should be declared Time "Person of the Year".
Before Babe Ruth stepped to the plate and became one of the greatest baseball players of all time, he lived a very difficult life especially his childhood years. Babe Ruth was born George Herman Ruth Jr. to parents Kate and George Herman Sr., on February 6, 1895 in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. During his childhood years he became very rebellious and unruly due to lack of parental discipline. He ...
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...brought more fans than any other individual or team. When baseball got popular later on, more sports such as football and soccer also developed in the United States. In other words, Babe Ruth did not only just help baseball but helped also popularize other sports all around the world within his contributions.
With the contributions that Babe Ruth brought to revolutionize baseball, help aided the United States, and help the survival of sports are reasons why he should be Time Person of the Year. He as an individual has brought and contributed a lot to this nation and to sports that no other person has ever done in history. If Babe didn’t give hope to americans, the United States might have suffered more in the long run. These accomplishments and contributions from Babe Ruth has much significant effect that he should be considered Time “Person of the year”.
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