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Babe Ruth

Test your baseball knowledge of Babe Ruth.
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Baseball Trivia Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Babe Ruth1) George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 - August 16, 1948), also popularly known as "Babe", "The Bambino", and "The Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914 to 1935.

  • True or False?

2) Where was Ruth born?

  1. Baltimore, MD

  2. New York, NY

  3. Washington, DC

  4. Easton, MD

3) On July 14, 1914 marked his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox.
What
was his position?

  1. Third base

  2. First base

  3. Right field

  4. Pitcher

4) Babe was married on October 14, 1914. 
Who
does he marry?

  1. Jean Arthur

  2. Helen Woodford

  3. Betty Hoffman

  4. Claire Hodgson

5) On December 26, 1919, the Boston Red Sox sell Ruth to the New York Yankees.  Popular legend has it that Frazee sold Ruth and several other of his best players to finance a Broadway play, No, No, Nanette.

  • True or False?

6) After the 1921 World Series, Ruth plays in a barnstorming tour.  A rule at the time prohibited World Series participants from playing in exhibition games during the off-season.  Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends Ruth for the first six weeks of the 1922 season.

  • True or False?

7) What year does Babe hit 60 home runs?

  1. 1923

  2. 1925

  3. 1927

  4. 1929

8) 1936 is the last year Babe played in the major leagues. 
What
team does he play for?

  1. New York Yankees

  2. Boston Red Sox

  3. Boston Braves

  4. New York Giants

9) What is Babe's last job in the major leagues?

  1. New York Yankee manager

  2. New York Dodger's first base coach

  3. New York Yankee batting coach

  4. New York Giants pitching coach

10) In 1936, Ruth only a year out of baseball is selected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Who
is NOT selected during the first selection?

  1. Ty Cobb

  2. Jim Bunning

  3. Walter Johnson

  4. Honus Wagner

11) WHAT was Ruth's career batting average?

  1. .332

  2. .342

  3. .352

  4. .362

12) Ruth ranks 1st on all-time OPS (On-base Plus Slugging)
What was his percentage?

  1. .964

  2. 1.064

  3. 1.164

  4. 1.264

13) What was Ruth's career win-loss pitching record?

  1. 94-46

  2. 46-94

  3. 15-15

  4. 125-100

14) Where was Babe Ruth buried?

  1. Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

  2. St. Patrick's Cathedral Cemetery, New York

  3. Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne, New York

  4. Temple of the Heavens, Newark, New York


Babe Ruth [Answers]

1) True 2) A. 3) D. 4) B 5) False. The play actually didn't debut until 1925. 6) True 7) C. 8) C. 9) B 10) B. 11) B. 12) C. 13) A. 14) C.

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