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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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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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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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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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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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