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34 Persons awarded the Babe Ruth Award:

About:
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Alex Rodriguez

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
Nickname(s):
A-Rod
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees. Shortstop. Suspended through 2014 for 211 games, subject to appeal, on August 4, 2013, for use of performance-enhancing drugs or steroids. Hank Aaron Award 2001. Hank Aaron Award 2002. Hank Aaron Award 2003. Hank Aaron Award 2007. Babe Ruth Award 2009.

Bill Mazeroski

Real/Birth Name:
William Stanley Mazeroski
Nickname(s):
Maz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Babe Ruth Award 1960. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2004.

Billy Martin

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Manuel Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Alfred Manuel Pesano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aggressive manager of the team New York Yankees. Name Billy from his grandmother calling him "Bello" in Italian. Name changed by his mother. Died in a car accident - he was a passenger. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1986. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth Award 1953.

Bob Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team St. Louis Cardinals from 1959-1975. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1996. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1981. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. Cy Young Award 1968. Cy Young Award 1970. Babe Ruth Award 1964. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6352 Delmar Boulevard.

Bret Saberhagen

Real/Birth Name:
Bret William Saberhagen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Pro baseball teams Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox. Cy Young Award 1985. Cy Young Award 1989. Babe Ruth Award 1985. Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame 2005.

Brooks Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Human Vacuum Cleaner
Mr. Hoover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman. Team Baltimore Orioles. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 1977. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1983. Roberto Clemente Award 1972. Babe Ruth Award 1970. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1966.

Bruce Sutter

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Bruce Sutter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Relief pitcher. First or early user of the split-finger fastball. Teams Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves. Babe Ruth Award 1982. Cy Young Award 1979. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2006. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Bucky Dent

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Earl O'Dey
Also Known As:
Russell Earl Dent
Nickname(s):
Bucky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 8 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Raised by his uncle and aunt. Shortstop. Teams Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, later managing the Yankees. Television movie Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Babe Ruth Award 1978.

Curt Schilling

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Montague Schilling
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Roberto Clemente Award 2001. Branch Rickey Award 2001. Babe Ruth Award 2001. Hutch Award 2001. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2001. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2012. Phillies Wall of Fame 2013.

Dave Winfield

Real/Birth Name:
David Mark Winfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder. Teams San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001. San Diego Padres Hall of Fame 2000. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2006. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1998. Roberto Clemente Award 1994. Branch Rickey Award 1992. Babe Ruth Award 1992.

David Ortiz

Real/Birth Name:
David Américo Ortiz Arias
Nickname(s):
Big Papi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42, 1 day before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Designated hitter, first baseman. Teams Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox. Became a US citizen 2008. Babe Ruth Award 2013. Hank Aaron Award 2005. Roberto Clemente Award 2011. Hank Aaron Award 2016.

Derek Jeter

Real/Birth Name:
Derek Sanderson Jeter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop for team New York Yankees. Roberto Clemente Award 2009. Hank Aaron Award 2006. Hank Aaron Award 2009. Babe Ruth Award 2000. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2010. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2017. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2009. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1996.

Dusty Rhodes

Real/Birth Name:
James Lamar Rhodes
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Outfielder for team New York Giants. Babe Ruth Award 1954. ABCA Hall of Fame 2009.

Frank Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder and manager. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, Cleveland Indians. The first African-American hired as manager. As manager, teams Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals. As coach, teams California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles. Babe Ruth Award 1966. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 1977. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1978. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1989. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1956. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Frank Viola

Real/Birth Name:
Frank John Viola Jr.
Nickname(s):
Sweet Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays. Babe Ruth Award 1987. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2008. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Twins Hall of Fame 2005. Cy Young Award 1988.

Jack Morris

Real/Birth Name:
John Scott Morris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Brighham Young University, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians. Babe Ruth Award 1984. Babe Ruth Award 1991. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2018.

Jerry Coleman

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Francis Coleman
Nickname(s):
The Colonel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team New York Yankees. TV show Game of the Week. Babe Ruth Award 1950. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Ford C Frick Award 2005. National Radio Hall of Fame 2007. San Diego Padres Hall of Fame 2001.

Johnny Bench

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Bench
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 20 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outstanding catcher. Team Cincinnati Reds. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1968. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1989. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1986. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1984. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth Award 1976. Hutch Award 1981. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1975. National High School Hall of Fame 1986.

Johnny Mize

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Mize
Nickname(s):
Big Jawn
The Big Cat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, New York Yankees. Babe Ruth Award 1952. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1981. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Lew Burdette

Real/Birth Name:
Selva Lewis Burdette Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams New York Yankees, Boston / Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Babe Ruth Award 1957. Braves Hall of Fame 2001. Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2010.

Lou Brock

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Clark Brock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left Field. Teams Southern University, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals. 938 stolen bases, beating the record by Ty Cobb. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2005. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2012. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Roberto Clemente Award 1975. Babe Ruth Award 1967. Hutch Award 1979. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1977. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6602 Delmar Boulevard.

Orel Hershiser

Real/Birth Name:
Orel Leonard Quinton Hershiser IV
Nickname(s):
the Bulldog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher - team Los Angeles Dodgers. Cy Young Award 1988. Babe Ruth Award 1988. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1988. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Paul Molitor

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leo Molitor
Nickname(s):
Molly
The Ignitor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop and second base. Teams Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins. Babe Ruth Award 1993. Branch Rickey Award 1998. Hutch Award 1987. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1997. Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2001. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2004. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1999. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Phil Rizzuto

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Francis Rizzuto
Nickname(s):
The Scooter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop, team New York Yankees for 13 years. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1985. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth Award 1951.

Randy Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Randall David Johnson
Nickname(s):
The Big Unit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 10". Pitcher. Teams Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants. Mariners Hall of Fame 2012. Cy Young Award 1995. Cy Young Award 1999. Cy Young Award 2000. Cy Young Award 2001. Cy Young Award 2002. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015. Babe Ruth Award 2001.

Reggie Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Martinez Jackson
Nickname(s):
Mr. October
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right field. Teams New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1993. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2002. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Sun Devil Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Babe Ruth Award 1977. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame.

Roberto Clemente

Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Walker Clemente
Also Known As:
Roberto Clemente (Walker)
Nickname(s):
Arriba
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puerto Rican. Right field. Over 3,000 hits. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Died in a plane crash helping deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicauraga. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1973. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 1973. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Congressional Gold Medal 1973. Presidential Citizens Medal 1973. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Babe Ruth Award 1971. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 2010.

Ron Cey

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Charles Cey
Nickname(s):
the Penguin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "Say." Teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Babe Ruth Award 1981. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1982. Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Sandy Koufax

Real/Birth Name:
Sanford Braun
Also Known As:
Sanford Braun Koufax
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Anne Widmark by 9 or 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher with team Los Angeles Dodgers. Took last name of stepfather as a small child. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. Cy Young Award 1963. Cy Young Award 1965. Cy Young Award 1966. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Babe Ruth Award 1963. Babe Ruth Award 1965. Hutch Award 1966. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1965. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Tim Lincecum

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Leroy Lincecum
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels. Babe Ruth Award 2010. Cy Young Award 2008. Cy Young Award 2009.

Tom Glavine

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Michael Glavine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Atlanta Braves, New York Mets. Babe Ruth Award 1995. Braves Hall of Fame 2010. Cy Young Award 1991. Cy Young Award 1998. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Tug McGraw

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Edwin McGraw Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for teams New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies. Excelled at the screwball. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1993. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Babe Ruth Award 1980. Phillies Wall of Fame 1999.

Whitey Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Charles Ford
Nickname(s):
Whitey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team New York Yankees 1950, 1953-67. Led them to 11 Pennant wins and 6 World Series Championships. During his career, led them in these categories: games pitched, innings pitched, wins, strikeouts and shutouts. Country Music Hall of Fame 1986. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1987. Cy Young Award 1961. Babe Ruth Award 1961.

Willie Stargell

Real/Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Also Known As:
Wilver Stargell
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Pittsburgh Pirates. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1988. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Roberto Clemente Award 1974. Babe Ruth Award 1979. Hutch Award 1978. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1974. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1979.
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