Upcoming Event: 27th Anniversary Detroit Babe Ruth Birthday Party

Upcoming Event: 27th Anniversary Detroit Babe Ruth Birthday Party  @ Nemo’s Bar & Grill

Hey Babe Ruth Fans in the Detroit area for Super Bowl Weekend!

For more than a quarter century, baseball historian and Michigan resident Tom Derry has been going all out in celebration of Babe Ruth’s birthday — and this year will be no different. Derry’s 27th annual Babe Ruth Birthday Party takes place Saturday, Feb. 1, at Nemo’s Bar & Grill in Detroit’s Corktown, just a block east of the old Tiger Stadium site, where Ruth famously swatted his 700th career home run.

Since 1988, Derry has hosted the original Babe Ruth birthday bash at venues all over metro Detroit, including his own house. Every year, baseball fans from all over the country flock to this unique event, including members of the Ruth family.  This year, Derry and Nemo’s will once again provide party-goers with a Ruthian-sized serving of free hot dogs, Cracker Jack, peanuts, and, of course, Baby Ruth Candy bars. Plus a big birthday cake for the Babe.  There will also be complimentary Babe Ruth masks and commemorative party buttons.

On the night of the party, the world’s largest collection of Babe Ruth content will be on display. From floor to ceiling, every inch of Nemo’s will be covered with pictures, posters, and quotes about the Bambino. 

Ruth, who made his major-league debut 100 years ago this year at the age of 19, had a real affinity for the Motor City. He had many good friends in Detroit, including Tigers slugger Harry Heilmann. The Babe loved the Detroit area and traveled all over southeast Michigan. And, of course, many of his most famous feats on the field happened at Tiger Stadium (then known as Navin Field).

As a member of the Boston Red Sox, Ruth pitched against Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford. And after being sold to the Yankees, the Babe hit some of the longest home runs ever, right near Nemo’s at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.

So mark your calendars for February 1st and make a point to go down to Corktown to celebrate the Babe’s birthday in style.

Nemo’s is located  in Detroit at 1384 Michigan Avenue, just a block east of the old Tiger Stadium site.

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