Ruth became a shirtmaker during his time there and was also proficient as a carpenter. In his second at bat Ruth hit a long home run to right which was locally said to be longer than a legendary shot hit in Fayetteville by Jim Thorpe. 393 a Yankee record.
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. Known for his hitting brilliance Ruth set career records in his time for home runs (714 since broken) slugging percentage (. (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).