No reason to to think he wouldn't play as long and probably longer given today's advancements. Considering all the other factors, and knowing that he put up in 714 in those parks, with those conditions, even after wasting his first five years hitting a deadball, that 568 seems awful low. 868 would be more reasonable imo.
Originally Posted by MDog795
"By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)