Archive for June 2014

Babe Ruth’s First Yankee Stadium Home Run Ball Up For Auction

Goldin Auctions currently has an auction running with an interesting piece of Babe Ruth memorabilia. While most Yankees history buffs know, Babe Ruth was the first person to hit a home run in the original Yankee Stadium (“The House That Ruth Built”). It happened to be the […]

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New Babe Ruth Exhibit at the Hall of Fame

This past weekend, the Baseball Hall of Fame had the grand opening of a significantly revamped Babe Ruth exhibit. Up to this point, the two stars of the game with the most individual focus has been Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Given the large collection of Ruth […]

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Tony Gwynn – A Baseball Great Has Passed

Sadly, Baseball has lost one of its best today. Hall of Famer and long-time San Diego Padre, Tony Gwynn, has passed away from salivary gland cancer. In his 20-year career – all with the Padres – Gwynn had 3,141 hits and a .338 career batting average, as […]

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June 13th – This Day in Babe Ruth History

On June 13th, 1948, Babe made his final appearance in Yankee Stadium. Ruth was dying of cancer and his voice and throat were ravaged by surgery. Part of the intent was to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Yankee Stadium, the other purpose was to retire Babe Ruth’s […]

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