the player with the second highest career home run total among those with this birthdate?
Finally, a tip-of-the-cap to another iconic American born February 6th with a Baseball connection. Here's Ronald Reagan starring as Grover Cleveland Alexander in the 1952 movie The Winning Team as posted on DorisDay.com.
While I haven't found a real-life connection between Ruth and Reagan, "Alex" faced the Babe in the 1926 World Series -- walking him with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, just before the Babe was thrown out while trying to steal 2nd base.
Of course, during the 1930s, before his movie career, Reagan was a successful sportscaster in Des Moines, Iowa making his name doing re-creations of Chicago Cubs games.