George Herman Ruth also called the 'Babe', was a great baseball player. What many people don't know was that he started out as a pitcher and accumulated 86 wins, including several World Series pitching records. He played for the Boston Red Sox and was traded to the New York Yankees so the owner of the Red Sox could pay off his gambling debts.
The Babe, also known as the Bambino, switched from pitching to right field with the Yankees so he could hit every day instead of once every four days. One year he hit 60 home runs, a record deemed unbreakable. Considered the greatest player of all time, his record was broken by another Yankee named Roger Maris. Maris was a sensitive fella and through the course of his record setting season lost all of his hair under the pressure. Yankee fans actually booed when he got close. Roger eventually hit 61 home runs until Hank Aaron broke the record, and a steroid assisted Barry Bonds broke Aaron's effort.
For 86 years the Red Sox suffered what was called 'The Curse of the Bambino' and never won another World Series until 2004.