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Babe Ruth's 1934 NY Yankees' Contract

Ruth's final season with the Yankees was 1934. His final season in baseball was 1935 with the Boston Braves in the National League. In 1934 he hit 22 HRS and batted .288. In 1935 he hit 6 HRS and batted only .181. Ruth's career offensive numbers are: .342 BA, .690 SA, 2873 hits, 714 HRS, 2211 RBIS and 2174 runs in 2503 games. In addition to Ruth's hitting prowess, he was a great left-handed pitcher. He won 94 games and lost only 46 games (a winning percentage of .671). His ERA was a remarkable 2.28. It is interesting to note that in his career he had 123 stolen bases. This is higher than what many other power hitters achieved: Gehrig (102), Ott (89), Foxx (88), Musial (78), Mathews (68), DiMaggio (30), Mize (28), McCovey (26), Williams (24), Killebrew (19) and Stargell (17). The speedy Mickey Mantle had only 30 more stolen bases in his career than Ruth did. Ruth died in 1948 at the age of 53.

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