EpicLLOYD as Babe Ruth
|Birth name||George Herman Ruth, Jr.|
The Sultan of Swat
The Big Bam
The Caliph of Clout
|Born||February 6, 1895|
|Died||August 16, 1948 (aged 53)|
New York City, New York
|Rap Battle Information|
|Appeared In||Babe Ruth vs Lance Armstrong|
|Release Date||March 25, 2013|
|Votes on Website||85%|
Information on the Rapper
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", was an American baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for three teams (1914–1935). Known for his hitting brilliance, Ruth set career records in his time for home runs. Ruth originally entered the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder. He subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters, and with his home run hitting prowess, he helped the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles. Ruth retired in 1935 after a short stint with the Boston Braves, and the following year, he became one of the first five players to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ruth was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), a mark first eclipsed by Roger Maris in 1961 with 61. Ruth's lifetime record of 714 home runs stood until 1974 when it was surpassed by Hank Aaron. Unlike many power hitters, Ruth also hit for a high batting average: his .342 lifetime average is the tenth highest in baseball history, and in one season (1923) he batted .393, a Yankee record. Ruth dominated the era in which he played. He led the league in home runs during a season twelve times, slugging percentage and OPS thirteen times each, runs scored eight times, and RBIs six times. Each of those totals represents a modern record.
You lived strong, beat cancer. Congratulations!
Now I'll drop your ass faster than your own foundation.
Third base with an Olsen twin; that's the sin, face it!
She's just a little girl. What'd you give her, a bracelet?
The whole nation knows you ride too tight in the crotch.
You're as boring as the Tour de France is to watch!
So come on, little buddy. Don't look so pissed!
With all that blood and attitude, you're like a menstrual cyclist!
It's the bottom of the ninth against the Texan in the bathing suit,
Filled with more artificial ingredients than Baby Ruth.
It may be way too soon, but I'm calling my shot,
And I'm not talking about those Italian syringes you bought!
The Sultan of Swat will knock you right outta the park,
And round the bases to the sound of uproaring applause,
While you hang your head in shame and disgrace because
You got lost and forgot what real sportsmanship was!
You look tired, kid. You got Sheryl Crow's feet eyes.
Pedal home to France and maybe bring me back some fries.
'Cause if you step to Ruth on the mic, I'll fan your fancy bike and all.
Yerrr out, with three strikes and just one ball!
Rejected Lyric Ideas
While these are not actual lyrics, these are thoughts that were written on the whiteboard in the Behind the Scenes video for possible lyrics:
- hall of shame
- toss you like a french fry
- I don't trust you
- tour de france/funny pants
- clippy shoes
- ballet shoes with clips
- Babe Ruth is the third rapper (but the first individual rapper) to be in sepia. The first were the Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville.
- An error in the Spanish version of the battle shows Babe Ruth in color during Lance Armstrong's first verse. The same error happened in the karaoke version.
- The Baby Ruth line is not a reference to Babe Ruth. In fact, it is a common misconception that Baby Ruth was a candy bar named after Babe Ruth when it was actually named for President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth.
- Babe Ruth is the fourth person to have his first verse shorter than his second, after Chuck Norris, William Shakespeare, and Marilyn Monroe.
- The pitcher in the video is also Babe Ruth, since Babe Ruth was famous for pitching before he was famous for hitting. He was one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball.
- In one shot, Babe Ruth can be seen with the number "3" on his back, which was his number for the Yankees.
- The pose for that shot is a reference to the famous photo of Babe Ruth's last public appearance before his death two months later.