Although Halas played only 12 games with the Yankees – six in the outfield – the myth persists that he was Babe Ruth‘s predecessor as Yankee right fielder. Ruth actually replaced Sammy Vick in 1920. Soon after Halas’s demotion that season, he helped establish the National Football League. For over 60 years, he operated the Chicago Bears, playing end through 1929, and coaching through 1968. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.