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Today in history: Babe Ruth began his major league career

The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The Big Bam, The Caliph of Clout: no matter what you call him, today marks the 100 year anniversary of one of baseball’s greatest careers.

100 years ago, on July 11th, 1914, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. made his major league debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in a 4–3 win over the Cleveland Naps. In celebration, we’re sharing a few of our favorite photos of the man often cited as the greatest baseball player that ever lived.

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