Archive for the ‘Baseball History’ Category

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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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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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, http://www.baberuthcentral.com/?p=2940, 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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