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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth’s name is immortalized in baseball history as the most prolific home run hitter of his time.

He hit 60 homers in the 1927 season during a 154-game stretch. This record stood until 1961, when Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in an extended 162 game schedule. Ford Frick, the Baseball Commissioner at the time determined that Maris’ record would enter the record books with an asterisk indicating the difference in the game schedule.

Barry Bonds may knock him off the king spot as career homer king, but his record .690 lifetime slugging percentage will probably never be bettered. A great personality reflected by the names writer’s gave him like “The Great Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat.”

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Taken on March 10, 2006