Would babe Ruth be a star in today’s game?
If you took babe Ruth as he was in his prime would he still be a star ?
- CarlosLv 41 month ago
The Great Babe Ruth sure but he would have to be adjusted to modern nutrition , health and fitness training , modern technology uses and adjusting to other modern athletes that he could still be a All - Star level player .
- 2 months ago
Babe Ruth Was The Greatest To Every Step Onto The Diamond & He Would Have Been Great In Any Era.
- 2 months ago
He would be great in any era.
- curtisports2Lv 72 months ago
Yes. He wasn't just a slugger. He had a career batting average of .342. He was also a brilliant pitcher that had his career as a pitcher cut short because he was far more valuable with his bat in the lineup every day.
He was a natural athlete. In this era of modern training methods, he would have taken advantage of them. He wasn't the beer-swilling, hot dog chomping fat slob he is sometimes portrayed as.
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- Bert WeidemeierLv 72 months ago
Probably, but we'll never know.
- runner1Lv 62 months ago
Have you seen the movie "The Babe" starring John Goodman? If you like Babe Ruth you will like this movie.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 72 months ago
Comparing strictly by the standards of what athletes can do today in sports measured against the clock like runners, no. Times for today's athletes dwarf times from 100 years ago. But since time travel isn't possible we will never know.
- BobLv 72 months ago
He would if he trained like the baseball players playing no do, but if he trained like he did when he was playing he would not.
- u_bin_calledLv 72 months ago
All things being equal? I think so.
Too many today seem to have a "now" bias and get lost in all the advantages players today have. Would Mike Trout, for example, be a star in the 1920s if he had been born in 1895 and didn't have the benefits of modern training, equipment and diet?
- Lonesome RhodesLv 62 months ago
Ruth stood out because, unlike other players of his era who chose to square up the bat to the ball and hit line drives, he learned to upper cut his swing to hit fly balls.
This meant that he hit more home runs than his contemporaries but he also struck out more, and drew more walks because pitchers feared his power.
So I think that of all the players from the early years of baseball, Ruth's game would fit best now.
Would he be a star? His personality indicates that he would generate headlines but, possibly, more for his off-field antics than what he did between the foul lines.
I believe he'd be a solid player who could last 15-20 years, provided he didn't overindulge in vices as he did during his heyday.
But he wouldn't be the iconic figure that he become by playing in the 1920s.