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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Quotes 219. The quote today is by Babe Ruth. A

  • very famous old-time baseball player. In his day, he was probably the most famous

  • baseball player that existed in his time. So let's look at his quote. Here's the

  • quote "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. " All right.

  • so we got a baseball analogy and in life we hear about a lot of baseball

  • analogies. We often compare things to baseball. Baseball is still probably

  • maybe the number one sport in America. Some people might argue that it's

  • American football too. But we do have a lot of analogies and we get a lot of

  • other phrases sometimes in our everyday English from baseball. But let's

  • continue here. The ballplayer George Herman Ruth, that was his real name.

  • Nicknamed Babe Ruth even that's kind of a funny story. I mean because if you look

  • at old photos his face did look a little bit like a baby's face. So that's why he

  • ended up getting the nickname of Babe Ruth. Was probably or you could say

  • arguably the greatest ballplayer that ever lived.

  • Of course arguably, a lot of people have their favorite ball players and and Babe

  • Ruth was a long time ago, but if you factor in a number of things you really

  • get impressed with his statistics. Of course he did strike out a lot like all

  • homerun hitters, like all home run hitters. So homerun hitters are famous for

  • striking out and this might be one of the reasons. We say here

  • they often swing for the fences. Yeah. So it means sometimes like they're trying

  • to hit a home run. They're trying ,you have to put your full energy into the

  • swing to try to you know hit a home run. So and when you try to hit a home run

  • You're , you're you tend to be a little bit more likely to strike out. Because

  • your defenses are down a little bit more. Okay. Swing for the fences surprisingly

  • he is not even in the top 100 who struck out and he is

  • still third in home runs and walks. Okay so a couple of things to look at here

  • yeah a lot if you ever look at the list of the people who are most famous for

  • striking out there's a lot of homerun hitters right you know right in the near

  • the top of the list. I actually expected him to be in the top 100 but I don't

  • know what his number is but he's beyond the top 100 I don't know if he's still

  • made the top 200 but he's I was kind of surprised to find out that he's not in

  • the top 100. And of course he walked a lot you know because a lot of pitchers

  • were afraid to pitch to him because he was such a good hitter. He had a great

  • batting average as well. Not all homerun hitters have a great batting average as

  • well. Plus he played in the early days of baseball. A lot of people don't realize

  • that they say nowadays in our modern times the ball is more live. So it

  • bounces more. So it has more spring when you hit it. So it's actually easier to

  • hit a home run today than it was like about a hundred years ago. And in his day

  • when he led for especially at the beginning of his career when he led in

  • homeruns like he'd hit like 40 or 50 home runs in a year and number two was

  • like 18 home runs. You know he was like half so he was far far ahead of them. I

  • think it wasn't until there was another Yankee ball player called Lou Gehrig

  • came along they gave him any competition. That was I think Lou Gehrig actually

  • beat him out in a few years but still you know Babe Ruth had a long career.

  • Okay good. However if you factor in he was a full-time

  • pitcher with a very impressive pitching record for eight years. This is another

  • thing I don't know of any other cases of anybody who had such a long you know, a

  • significant pitching career like eight years of pitching and then started to

  • become like a real home run hitter. You know, of course he had a few home runs as

  • a pitcher but with a pitcher you know because of you don't want to destroy

  • your arm you only pitch every three four or five days so you don't get to play

  • every day. So, so you're very limited on how often you get to bat and home

  • runs that you could hit and his his pitching record was really good he had twice

  • as many wins as he had losses. So he was actually an excellent pitcher as well.

  • It's surprising that they even changed him to a hitter because you know

  • sometimes they think of your pitching is being more important than hitting. And

  • and remember he also is connected to what the Boston Red Sox think as you

  • know they they think that they would jinxed. Because he originally started with

  • the Boston Red Sox that's where was a pitcher. Then they,

  • they I think they sold him or traded him to the Yankees and they felt like ever

  • since that they were jinxed and that's where the Yankees made him the hitter

  • And that's where he turned into the you know one of the greatest homerun hitters

  • that ever existed. Okay. Let's go on. However if you factor that Babe Ruth was .... All right.

  • Both Hank Aaron and Bobby Bonds had thousands of at bats more than Babe Ruth

  • Yeah. So Babe Ruth is now number three, but I remember when I was a kid he was

  • still number one. Finally Hank Aaron broke his record but

  • I think Hank Aaron had really almost three or four thousand at bats more than

  • Babe Ruth. So that's a lot more at-bats and again remember I told you about the

  • live ball and the ball that is more dead. You know, in Babe Ruth's time and then not Bobby

  • Bonds. Bobby Bonds was closer so I think he only had a couple well almost 2000

  • more at bats then than Babe Ruth . Yeah. his statistics were closer but Bobby Bonds

  • of course you know, he had the controversy of taking you know the drug

  • enhancers. It was a little odd with Bobby Bonds career. I remember as he got older

  • he started to get better you know, usually when people hit the peak of

  • their career that peak for, for a while and then they tend to go down. He

  • started to go up higher which was a little odd there. So you do wonder about

  • him. If he really you know, I think they do say that he was taking those drugs. So

  • that would of course gave him a huge advantage. That thing did not exist in

  • Babe Ruth's day. But anyway getting back to the quote.

  • The quote is very important here. With this quote by Babe Ruth is letting you know

  • don't let the fear of failing stop you from pursuing your dreams or even

  • participating in what you love. That's basically what he's saying. Yeah. Don't

  • never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. So you got to

  • realize that as long as you're in there and as long as you're competing , you

  • got to have a lot of failures. You're not going to win every time. And you're going to

  • have bad days. You just have to put up with that you probably...

  • There is a lot of failure in life. It is how we learn and often we cannot hit

  • those home runs or reach high points in life. Yeah a lot of times we even use

  • that you know to say that you did really well or that you hit a home run. Meaning

  • you did just about as good as you possibly could do in something. Without

  • having quite a few failures in between. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope you

  • enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye- bye.

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