“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.” — Babe Ruth, American Baseball Legend
George Herman Ruth — better known as Babe Ruth, announced his retirement from baseball 84 years ago today. After playing 22 seasons in the Major League, Babe Ruth had participated in 10 World Series and hit 714 home runs, certifying his status as one of baseball’s greats despite retiring at the relatively young age of 40. One of the first five players inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame, Babe Ruth still holds the record for career slugging percentage of .6897 — earning him the nickname the “Sultan of Swat”.