Babe Ruth began his Major League Baseball career as a 19-year-old pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He was one of the best pitchers in baseball, but he could also hit long home runs. Since pitchers only played once every four or five days, Babe switched to the outfield so he could play every day and hit more homers.

In 1920, in the most famous baseball trade of all time, the Boston Red Sox sold Babe’s contract to the New York Yankees. Babe promptly became the best hitter in baseball and the most famous sports personality of the 1920’s.

Babe Ruth was so popular that his name is still familiar to baseball fans and non-fans alike. In fact, the Baby Ruth candy bar, which was introduced in 1921, is still a popular (and tasty) treat today.

Babe Ruth set the major league record for home runs, but he also led the league in strikeouts. But Ruth didn’t worry too much about the strikeouts. He said, “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” So if you want to hit lots of home runs in the game of life, remember that strikeouts happen to everybody. Your job is to believe in yourself and keep swinging until you knock one out of the park.

Don’t Let the Fear of Striking Out Get in Your Way!

“If you have made a mistake, there is always another chance for you, forbecause this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
Mary Pickford

“The only person who never makes a mistake is the person who never does anything.”
Teddy Roosevelt

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time.”
Thomas Edison

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
Henry Ford