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Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Training Baseball and the 500ft Home Run

Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Training Baseball and the 500ft Home Run Recently, many of Babe’s descendants visited Hot Springs, Arkansas for a Baseball History event that had an emphasis on Ruth. Going into the weekend, I wasn’t fully aware of what Babe Ruth’s connection was […]

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From a BRC Fan: New Article on “Babe Ruth The Humanitarian”

From a BRC Fan:  New Article  on “Babe Ruth The Humanitarian” Recently, Will Michaels, who is an historian and writer as well as a fan of Babe Ruth Central, reached out to us to share the most recent article he wrote which was for the Northeast Journal. […]

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From a Fan: 1934 Ruth Japanese Tour Fan

Hey BRC Fans, This is one of the more interesting pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia that we’ve come across.   We were made aware of this item by its owner, who resides in Germany.  It’s a fan that is signed by the 1934 baseball team that visited […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame Shares Babe Ruth Scrapbooks Online

Baseball Hall of Fame Shares Babe Ruth Scrapbooks Online Recently, the Baseball Hall of Fame made a great attempt to make more of their content accessible to baseball fans. The Hall of Fame has a ton of newspaper clippings on Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson and […]

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Babe Ruth’s Daughter Turning 100!

Hey BRC Fans! On July 17th, 2016, Julia Ruth Stevens, Babe Ruth’s daughter, will become a centenarian.  Julia has been invited as a guest to visit multiple baseball teams to recognize her upcoming birthday, including the Boston Red Sox (where she threw out a first pitch), as […]

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BRC Interview With Tom Swyers, Author of “Saving Babe Ruth”

BRC Interview With Tom Swyers, Author of “Saving Babe Ruth” We recently had the opportunity to interview Tom Swyers regarding his fiction novel, “Saving Babe Ruth”.  The reference to Babe Ruth is in relation to the Babe Ruth League.   In our interview, Tom talks about his […]

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Revisiting Babe Ruth’s Trip to Sleepy Eye, MN

Revisiting Babe Ruth’s Trip to Sleepy Eye, MN We originally shared a story with BRC fans back in 2012, about an event taking place in Sleepy Eye, MN to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s visit to their town. Sleepy Eye was one of 19 stops […]

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Babe Ruth’s Last Public Statement

Recently, we discovered Babe Ruth’s last public statement, which was sent to Guideposts Magazine, which is a faith-based, inspirational magazine. The statement was made with support from friends Joe L. Brown (of the MGM Studios which produced “The Babe Ruth Story”), Paul Carey, and his lawyer, Melvyn […]

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New Poll Shows Babe Ruth Is Still A Fan Favorite

New Poll Shows Babe Ruth Is Still A Fan Favorite Recently, The Harris Poll, a long-running, well-respected surveyor of public opinion, conducted a poll regarding the “Greatest Sports Star of All-time”. The survey looked at overall athlete, as well as by each sport. This same survey was […]

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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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