Elvis is being honored for his own unique sound, which he gospel-, country – and bluesinvloeden combined, and the sale of more than a billion records. In addition, he served two years in the U.s. army. George Herman ’Babe’ Ruth played in the years 1914-1935 with much success for the New York Yankees. He hit a total of 714 homeruns and recorded 2873 hits and 2174 runs. Ruth was also a record number of free walk.