The Babe Ruth celebrity doll is a Limited Edition Starting Lineup made by Hasbro in 1996. It is part of the Cooperstown Collection. The Babe Ruth action comes in two version one in a classic Red Sox uniform and one in an old time NY Yankees uniform.
From the box:
George Herman “Babe” Ruth arrived in Boston at the age of 19 to play for the Red Sox. The year was 1914, and the young pitcher was about to begin a colorful career that can be called nothing less than legendary.
The year after Ruth arrived, the Red Sox won the pennant in a race that saw the Babe strike out three consecutive players (including the great Ty Cobb) with the bases loaded. After capturing the pennant, Ruth and the Sox went on to win the 1915 World Series, just as they would do in 1916 and 1918 when Ruth pitched 29 consecutive scoreless innings (a record that stood until “Whitey” Ford broke it in 1962). But in 1920. tje “Sultan of Swat” was sold to the New York Yankees. Some disgruntled fans in Boston, whose Red Sox haven’t won a World Series since Ruth’s departure, jokingly blame their World Series shortcomings on “The Curse of the Bambino.”
In 1936, Babe Ruth became one of the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His remarkable baseball records include the most runs scored in a single season (177), the most total bases in a season (457), and a career home run record of 714, which lasted until Hank Aaron broke it in 1974.
Re-live baseball’s grand ‘ol days with this exclusive, fully poseable collector’s edition figure. Authentically styles in every detail, Babe Ruth comes outfitted in his classic team uniform and baseball cap, and includes a baseball glove, ball and wooden bat. The 12″ Cooperstown Collectionâ„¢:classic figures for fans of all ages.
The action figure comes wearing a classic Red Sox uniform with baseball sox, gold buckle black plastic belt, and cleated black plastic baseball shoes. Underneath the uniform there is a padded fat suit to give the doll body more heft. A plastic removable baseball cap, wooden bat, plastic glove and baseball are included as accessories. All the clothing is removable and the doll body is full articulated.