Babe Ruth Day - April 27
Sat, Apr 27, 2024

Babe Ruth Day

Babe Ruth Day is an American holiday dedicated to this legendary baseball player. Babe Ruth won many prestigious awards during his sports career and is still remembered by fans of the sport. It is celebrated every year on April 27.


The history of Babe Ruth Day begins in 1946. That was the year Ruth was diagnosed with throat cancer. A.B. Chandler arrived at the hospital. He decided to visit the baseball star. It is said that the two men looked at each other that day with fire in their eyes and sadness in their hearts and cried at the end. Chandler watched Ruth grow weaker and weaker each time. April 27 has been a memorable date ever since. In 1948, Ruth passed away from the disease.

Babe Ruth is a native of Baltimore. In fact, his name was George Herman Root. Because of a violent incident that occurred in his father’s saloon, the boy was taken to an orphanage. There he was often visited by his older brother Matthias, who instilled in the boy a love of baseball.

Ruth’s journey began at the Baltimore Orioles. The club owner saw potential in the boy, adopted him and gave him the opportunity to play in his company. The real popularity came to Ruth when he played for the New York Yankees.

On this day, we honor the memory of a great player whom many baseball connoisseurs consider one of the best and most famous players in baseball history.

Interesting facts

  • The nickname Babe, George received on the first team, as at that time he was not yet 18 years old.
  • Babe Ruth was a member of the Catholic Knights of Columbus.
  • “The Yankees were able to win four World Series thanks to Babe Ruth.

How to celebrate

Check out the surviving Babe Ruth game tapes. Study his biography in more detail. Look at pictures of the player, maybe you even have collector’s cards.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users how they feel about baseball?

When is Babe Ruth Day Celebrated in 2024?

Babe Ruth Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on April the 27th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday April 27 2024
Sunday April 27 2025

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