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Babe Ruth

Baseball great, Babe Ruth, considered to be one of the best to ever play the game did not have a great beginning.

Played for 22 years: 1914-1935.

2,873 hits, 506 doubles, 136 triples, 714 HRs, 2213 RBIs, .342 avg.

Called the Bambino, The Sultan of Swat.

In his first four years he hit only 9 HRs, and after year 5 had only 20 HRs.

One quarter of his career was mediocre, but in the next 17 years he progressed into one of the greatest hitters in baseball. During that 17 year period, he averaged right at 41 HRs a game.