Babe Ruth, RF/LHP
Career: 1914-35, Red Sox, Yankees, Braves
Fun fact: 714 homers, two 20-win seasons
There is no doubt that the Babe was the greatest player who ever lived. That doesn't mean he was the greatest person.
Years ago, I was sitting at a picnic table in the Yankees' clubhouse when Pete Sheehy, the ancient clubhouse man, plopped down opposite me. I asked him, "Pete, you knew Ruth -- what was he like?" Pete thought for a moment, and said, "He never flushed the toilet." -- Steve Wulf
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