Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

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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