Archive for the ‘Babe’ Category

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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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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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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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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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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From a Fan: “The Babe and My Grandpa”

From a Fan: “The Babe and My Grandpa” We recently heard from the family of baseball fan, Trent McCann, who’s grandfather sadly passed away recently.  Trent’s grandfather unexpectedly met the Babe once and had the opportunity to capture his own personal moment with the Bambino.  Trent wanted […]

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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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