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Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948) shakes hands with the 29th President of the USA, Warren Harding. After the handshake Babe Ruth hit a home run to help his team, the New York Yankees win the third game of the series with the Wash. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

7 Best Converted Pitchers Not Named Babe Ruth

Friday marks 100 years since Babe Ruth first appeared in a Major League Baseball game as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. The Babe’s early foray into pitching is perhaps the most ubiquitous little known fact in baseball, but did you know a number of other big-name sluggers also started their baseball careers on the mound? Here are seven stars who – like Babe – were better off in the batter’s box.

07/10/2014

Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics poses with the trophy after winning Chevrolet Home Run Derby on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Cespedes Impresses At Home Run Derby

A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes slugged his way to victory at the All-Star Home Run Derby Monday night.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/16/2013

Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants prepares to bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park September 7, 2007 in San Francisco. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Giants CEO: Steroids-Tainted Players Will Be In Hall; Hints At Bonds Return To Team

While many people wonder if Barry Bonds’s alleged steroid use will keep him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame, San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Bear said it’s likely that some players from the so-called “steroids era” of baseball will be inducted—including Bonds.

11/29/2012

Barry Bonds, #25, of the San Francisco Giants raises his fists after hitting career home run No. 756 against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 7, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Baseball Commissioner Has No Plans To Change Bonds’ Records

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not consider changing Barry Bonds’ records following the slugger’s conviction on obstruction of justice last week.

CBS San Francisco–04/21/2011