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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! If you’re new here, you […]

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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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From a Babe Ruth Fan – Another Call Shot That Wasn’t 1932

From a Fan – Another Call Shot That Wasn’t 1932: Babe Ruth and BRC fan, Ira, reached out to us with this cool fact that he discovered on a vinyl record from 1969. Read his story below: Dear Babe Ruth Central, I thought you might be interested […]

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Babe Ruth 1934 Cap Up For Auction

Given the 80th anniversary, the 1934 baseball tour of Japan that included Babe has gotten lot of interest this year. Most recently, we discovered that the baseball cap that Babe Ruth wore for most of the games in Japan is up for auction. Grey Flannel Auctions has […]

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Babe Ruth Japan Cap Up For Auction

Given the 80th anniversary, the 1934 baseball tour of Japan that included Babe has gotten lot of interest this year. Most recently, we discovered that the baseball cap that Babe Ruth wore for most of the games in Japan is up for auction. Grey Flannel Auctions has […]

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From a Fan: Amazing Babe Ruth Bronze Art

Occasionally we hear from artists and art enthusiasts that are interested in sharing their Babe Ruth-related artwork with BRC and its fans. Recently, we connected with bronze sculptor, Bill Hunter, who has developed an impressive piece of Babe Ruth bronze art: Bill created a limited edition of […]

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Ruth and Wilson: Using Celebrity For Good

Ruth and Wilson: Using Celebrity For Good: On Thanksgiving this year, the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Fransisco 49ers, 19-3. Russell Wilson was masterful in his play once again. As impressive as Wilson is on the field, however, I learned that he is equally amazing off the […]

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New Babe Ruth Footage Found: 1934 Japanese Barnstorming Tour

Recently, the Baseball Hall of Fame uncovered a rare and cool piece of baseball history – a home movie from Jimmie Foxx capturing parts of the 1934 Barnstorming Tour of Japan that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Charlie Gehringer, Connie Mack among others. The 1934 tour was […]

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1927 Film Footage Found: Babe Ruth With Japanese American Allstars

A non-profit organization founded to preserve the history of Japanese American baseball (The Nisei Baseball Research Project), recently discovered never-before-seen footage of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and members of the Japanese American all-stars from 1927.   The 18mm film was shot 87 years ago in Fresno, CA, during […]

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