Babe's Dream statue
Public Art: Babe's Dream statue
Sculptor: © Susan Luery
Sculptor's Website: www.susanluery.com
Description: The 16ft (4.9m) bronze statue of George
Herman Ruth, better known as the famous New York Yankee baseball player Babe Ruth, depicted as a young rookie
dreaming of playing for the major leagues. Yes, Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore.
Sculptor's Statement : “He’s facing
out – he had everything in front of him. Ruth’s career rose pretty much straight into the record books from
Date Unveiled: 1998
Location: The statue of Babe Ruth is located at West
Camden Street and South Eutaw Street, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
For avid Babe Ruth fans there is one glaring mistake on the statue. Babe Ruth holds the wrong
fielders glove, he threw with his left hand.
Who Was babe Ruth? Babe Ruth was an American baseball
outfielder, batter and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Despite starting
his career as a left handed pitcher his fame came as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees.
George Herman Ruth was born in Baltimore on the 6th of February, 1895. The young "Babe" was quite
the handful. So much so that his parents, at their wits end, decided to send him to St. Mary’s Industrial
School for Boys for "straightening out" at the age of seven. This decison would set Ruth on the path to baseball
and eventual fame. He learned a lot of his baseball skills from Brother Matthias Boutlier, the school's
In 1914 Ruth was signed to play minor-league baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. Two years later he
was sold to the Red Sox as a pitcher with the ability to hit long home runs.
In 1919 Ruth was sold to the Yankees. There he helped them win seven league championships and four
World Series championships. But more importantly his power hitting changed the face of baseball. Gone were
the low scoring game strategy and in was the big hits and home runs.
Babe Ruth was not only famed for his exploits on the field but his personal life of drinking and
womanizing became legendary too. Unfortunately, this hinder his involvement in the sport following his retirement
Ruth was diagnosed with cancer in 1946 and died 2 years later.
Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture, and arguably the
greatest baseball player of all time.