This Day in History

On June 2, 1935, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, one of the most iconic figures in baseball history, retired from the sport. His retirement marked the end of an illustrious career during which he transformed baseball with his impressive hitting power, setting records for home runs, RBIs, and slugging percentage that stood for decades. Ruth’s larger-than-life persona and exceptional talent popularized baseball across America, and his retirement was a momentous occasion, signaling the end of an era in American sports.