Babe Ruth Height

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

Babe Ruth or “The Bambino” is one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and certainly is one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

About Babe Ruth's Big Height

Don't get mistaken by Babe Ruth's name -- he was a big man. But how big exactly?

On Babe Ruth’s World War I and II draft registration card, his height is listed as 6 ft 2 in (188 cm). But on his passport, his height is 6’1½” instead – which is more precise, and thus probably more accurate.

In any case, Babe Ruth was big for his time. At the time of Babe Ruth’s MLB debut in 1914, the average height of American men was not more than 5’8”.

So Babe Ruth was around 6 inches above average which makes him around 6 feet 4 inches tall by today’s equivalent -- so Babe Ruth was quite big after all -- notwithstanding his name.

The real height of Babe Ruth was

6’1½” or 187 cm

Babe Ruth standing with Audie Murphy and Abraham Lincoln
Babe Ruth standing with Audie Murphy (5 ft 6½ in) and Abraham Lincoln (6 ft 4 in)

Here are some other great Bambino quotes

Being unbeatable.

You just can't beat the person who never gives up.

On fear.

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.

On taking advice.

Don't be afraid to take advice. There's always something new to learn.

On the mechanics of the team.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.

Past vs. present.

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.

On baseball.

Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world.

Who is richer?

Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?

The two things, according to Babe Ruth.

Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.

On wealth.

Wealth is always attracted, never pursued.

On business.

A man ought to get all he can earn. A man who knows he's making money for other people ought to get some of the profit he brings in. Don't make any difference if it's baseball or a bank or a vaudeville show. It's business, I tell you. There ain't no sentiment to it. Forget that stuff.

On Paris.

Paris ain't much of a town.