Is Babe Ruth dead?
Asked in Baseball History, Athletes
How did Babe Ruth get his name?
Babe Ruth 'The Babe' Babe Ruth was born George Herman Ruth. Some of his nicknames while he was playing baseball included The Bambino, The Sultan Of Swat, and The Babe, which is the origin of the name Babe Ruth. First called "Babe" by his teammates on the Baltimore Orioles, his first professional team because of his youth.