Babe Ruth began his career as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. In fact, from 1914-1917 that was all he did. In 1918, when the Red Sox discovered he was a great hitter, they started to play him in the field more. Ruth mostly played right field, but also had a few stints in left field as well. In an attempt to get Ruth to be able to hit even more, the Red Sox also started playing him at first base sparingly. Scattered throughout his entire career, Ruth played first base 32 times. So the answer to your question is that Babe Ruth played as a pitcher, outfielder (right field primarily, with a few left field appearances), and a first baseman for 32 career games.