Posts Tagged ‘Baseball History’

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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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 ( 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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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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This Day In Babe Ruth History: Oct. 20, 1934

On October 20th, 1934, Babe Ruth and a group of MLB all-stars embarked on a baseball goodwill tour to Japan, leaving from Vancouver, CA.  The trip was a significant diplomatic event for the U.S. at the time and a contributing factor to the establishment of professional baseball […]

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