Posts Tagged ‘Baseball’

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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Famous Sandlot Babe Ruth Scene Reenacted by the Yankees

Famous Sandlot Babe Ruth Scene Reenacted by the Yankees The below is a reenactment of a classic clip from a classic baseball movie, “The Sandlot”.  It’s the scene where the kids discover that their friend Smalls lost a ball signed by Babe Ruth to the “monster dog” […]

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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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A Trip to the Louisville Slugger Museum

  A Trip to the Louisville Slugger Museum   When you think of Major League Baseball and baseball history, you can’t help but think of Louisville Slugger – the main bat brand for major league players, including the Babe. Louisville Slugger got into the bat-making business back […]

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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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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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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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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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Congratulations to San Fransisco – 2014 World Series Champions

Last night, 10/29/14, the San Fransisco Giants took the MLB Commissioner’s trophy, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in game 7 of the World Series.  It was an excellent back and forth series and ace Giants pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, was the critical piece to get the Giants […]

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