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This Day in Babe Ruth History: February 26th, 1935

This Day in Babe Ruth History: February 26th, 1935 On February 26th, 1935, the Yankees traded Ruth to the Boston Braves. Given Ruth’s age and beat up legs and knees, Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert started to look at Babe as a bit of a liability for his […]

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Babe Ruth Helps a Family Stay Together

There are countless stories of Babe Ruth’s charitable gestures and activities. Over the years, we’ve heard many personal recollections of the Babe and his positive influence, whether it be his appearances at orphanages and hospitals, the long hours spent signing autographs, or the numerous donations he made […]

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From a Fan: A tie to Babe Ruth’s 700th Home Run

During the weekend of February 7th, BRC was up in Detroit for the annual Babe Ruth birthday party at Nemo’s. While in Detroit, we also had the opportunity to visit the home of Dennis Bielski, the nephew of a man who had a great connection to the […]

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New Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson Video Footage Found

It’s always exciting when a new baseball treasure is found, even if you’re not the owner or recipient of that treasure. It’s even better when it’s a treasure that can be shared or appreciated by others, like old video footage! In this case, the footage is an […]

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Coming Soon: Babe Ruth Birthday Party in Detroit (2/7/15)

Hey baseball and Babe Ruth fans, Babe Ruth’s birthday is coming up on February 6th. It would be his 120th. And to the mark the occasion, Tom Derry of Detroit, MI is hosting his 28th annual birthday party in Babe Ruth’s honor. Tom is one of the […]

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Farewell, “Mr. Cub”, Ernie Banks

Farewell, “Mr. Cub”, Ernie Banks Mr. Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame shortstop and first baseman for the Cubs has passed away at the age of 83.  Banks, known as “Mr. Cub”, was an excellent ambassador for the game of baseball, who was always full of optimism and […]

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From a Fan: Newspaper Clippings – Babe Ruth in Hot Springs, AR

As we’re learning from reading Bill Jenkinson’s latest book, “Babe Ruth: Against All Odds, World’s Mightiest Slugger”, Hot Springs, Arkansas has a significant place in baseball and specifically, Babe Ruth, history.   We’ll get into more detail at a later time about Hot Springs’ role in baseball history, […]

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Inaugural National Bobblehead Day – January 7th, 2015

  Inaugural National Bobblehead Day – January 7th, 2015 In recognition of the first-ever National Bobblehead Day (January 7th), we thought we’d share a sampling of the various Babe Ruth bobbleheads that have been done… and this isn’t even all of them!

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Congrats to the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Congrats to the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class! The BBWAA ballots are in and the 2015 class has been determined. The Baseball Hall of Fame will enshrine first-rounders Randy Johnson (97.3% of the vote), Pedro Martinez (91.1%), John Smoltz (82.9%), as well as Craig Biggio (82.7%), […]

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From a Fan – Revisit of the 1922 Babe Ruth barnstorming tour of Sleepy Eye, MN

From a Fan – Revisit of the 1922 Babe Ruth barnstorming tour of Sleepy Eye, MN: We first mentioned Babe’s visit to Sleepy Eye back in 2012, when the town was planning a commemoration of Babe’s visit, 90 years later (www.baberuthcentral.com/remembering-the-babe/minnesota-town-celebrates-babes-visit-90-years/). Apparently, a follow-up news article was […]

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