Archive for 2015

9/30 – This Day In Babe Ruth History

9/30 – This Day In Babe Ruth History On September 30th, 1927, Babe Ruth established a new record for home runs in a season with 60, against Washington Senators pitcher Tom Zachary. Ruth had set single season records prior to that of 59 (1921), 54 (1920) and […]

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Babe Ruth as Pro Wrestling Ref

Recently we at BRC learned something new about the Babe in an article we came across. Ruth was forever a showman. And what better venue for an entertainer than a wrestling ring? Did you know that Babe’s resume also included a brief stint as a professional wrestling […]

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Congrats to David Ortiz – Latest Member of the 500 Home Run Club

On 9/12/15, in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sock David Ortiz hit the 500th home run of his career. Ortiz is only the 27th player to reach this exclusive milestone. Congrats to David on his special night! To see the full list of […]

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Question From a Fan: Babe’s Pitching Nemesis

Question From a Fan:  Babe’s Pitching Nemesis We recently received a less-known Babe Ruth trivia question from one of BRC’s fans: “I’m a reference librarian and have been unable to find an answer to a patron’s question. I’ve ransacked our books of baseball statistics and scanned several […]

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Some of Babe Ruth’s Batting Marks Getting Passed This Year

2015’s Baseball Season is off to a great and interesting start.  25% of the way into the season and in the American League and you have Tampa Bay, Kansas City and Houston leading their divisions – who would have thought? You also have some of Baseball’s most […]

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100th Anniversary of Babe Ruth’s First Major League Home Run

Today marks another great anniversary milestone in the history of the Babe. As mentioned in a post from last year,, Babe Ruth hit his first home run in a professional game as a member of the minor league Providence Grays on September 5th, 1914.  Then, on […]

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Leaf Trading Cards Strikes Deal With Babe Ruth Estate

Brian Gray, CEO of Leaf Trading Cards, shares his thoughts on his company’s recent deal with the estate of Babe Ruth and what fans can expect from it: Check it out here

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Spring Training and Babe Ruth Making More Baseball History

  Spring Training and Babe Ruth Making More Baseball History Spring Training in Florida is now a century old and started with the St. Louis Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles) on February 27th, 1914. Some of the most special memories in spring training history involve non other […]

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Famous Sandlot Babe Ruth Scene Reenacted by the Yankees

Famous Sandlot Babe Ruth Scene Reenacted by the Yankees The below is a reenactment of a classic clip from a classic baseball movie, “The Sandlot”.  It’s the scene where the kids discover that their friend Smalls lost a ball signed by Babe Ruth to the “monster dog” […]

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Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Comedy Album

Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Comedy Album Babe Ruth Central recently discovered this cool recording online of the Babe and Lou having a conversation and “taking shots” at each other to entertain and humor their fans. It was recorded after the 1927 season. There aren’t a lot […]

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