The crazy statistic linking Betty White and Babe Ruth
With the death of legendary actress Betty White on New Years Eve, tributes poured in from all industries, illustrating the impact 99-year-old White has had on our society. A baseball-focused Twitter page, however, had an interesting twist on White’s longevity.
The crazy statistic linking New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth and Hollywood legend Betty White
White died just days before her 100th birthday, which would have been celebrated on January 17, 2022. With the Hollywood legend born on January 17, 1922, her birth took place before Major League Baseball legend Babe Ruth gave birth. his third season with the New York Yankees after playing six seasons with the Boston Red Sox.
Including the 1922 season, Ruth would play another 14 years, ending his Hall of Fame career with 714 home runs, making him the king of MLB tours until he was overtaken by Hank Aaron on April 8, 1974. A Twitter site correlated White’s birth with Ruth’s penchant for hitting long balls.
Babe Ruth hit 552 home runs after the birth of Betty White. https://t.co/hpGby35QT3
– Codify (@CodifyBaseball) December 31, 2021
Now there are certainly a lot of people who have pointed out that Barry Bonds hit all of his 762 home runs after White was born and other claims that a lot has happened in baseball since birth. by White. However, the intersection of White’s birth and Ruth’s rise as Sultan of Swat was an interesting note to read.
So what else can be related to this first season (1922) after White’s birth? The Yankees (94-60) edged the New York Giants (93-61-2) for the regular season title, but the Giants beat the Yankees in five games to win the World Series. The Yankees never won a World Series game, but ended up tying the Giants 3-3 in 10 innings in Game 2.
Ruth hasn’t hit a homer in that series and produced just one run while going 2-for-17 (118) at home.
As the world mourned White’s passing, connecting her to a baseball icon in a unique way was also a time fans could once again remember how long White had been a part of our world.