George Herman Ruth Jr., or *Babe* Ruth (1895-1948), is arguably the greatest baseball player of all times. He was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), and this record stood for 34 years until it was broken by Roger Maris in 1961. Ruth's lifetime total of 714 home runs at his retirement in 1935 was a record for 39 years, until broken by Hank Aaron in 1974. His lifetime batting average was 0.342, and he made 2873 hits, and 714 home runs.
I'm not really a baseball fan, although I can understand it unlike football. Still, I heard this quote yesterday and found it inspiring:
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back. -- Babe Ruth
The Babe only connected with a little more than 3 out of 10 pitches, and yet this is the 10th highest average in baseball history.
You do not need to do the job perfectly. Just keep persevering, without even looking at what is accumulating, and you may be surprised.