Posts Tagged ‘Babe Ruth’

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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1927 Film Footage Found: Babe Ruth With Japanese American Allstars

A non-profit organization founded to preserve the history of Japanese American baseball (The Nisei Baseball Research Project), recently discovered never-before-seen footage of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and members of the Japanese American all-stars from 1927.   The 18mm film was shot 87 years ago in Fresno, CA, during […]

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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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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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From a Fan: Rare Photos of Babe Ruth in Hot Springs

Recently, a BabeRuthCentral fan reached out to us with some great pictures and a new Babe Ruth story we weren’t aware of. Hot Springs, Arkansas has been well known as a health and recreation resort. From the late 1800s to early 1900s, Hot Springs was one of […]

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Interview With Author Bill Jenkinson About His Latest Babe Ruth Book

Hello Babe Ruth fans! Bill Jenkinson is one of the most well-known Babe Ruth authors and historians out there and likely the most knowledgeable expert when it comes to the history of Major League Baseball’s sluggers and their home runs. He’s had a busy year that has […]

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This Day in Babe Ruth History: September 30th

On September 30, 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the 1927 season, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921.  Babe’s 60 home runs established a record that would stand for 34 years until Yankee Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961.  Many consider […]

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Ruth’s First and Last Yankees Contracts Up For Sale

Babe Ruth’s first and last contracts with the New York Yankees are heading to auction. Goldin Auctions has included the items as a part of their October Legends Auction which starts on October 6th. Babe’s first contract with the Yankees actually occurred in 1922 with an annual […]

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100th Anniversary of Babe’s First Professional Home Run

100th Anniversary of Babe’s First Professional Home Run It’s been pretty busy as of late and we almost let a key 100th anniversary Babe Ruth milestone pass by without acknowledgement! On September 5, 1914, at Toronto’s Hanlan’s Point Stadium, rookie Babe Ruth with the Providence Grays minor-league […]

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Babe Ruth Bobblehead Day at Dodgers Stadium

Apparently the LA Dodgers got into the mix in commemorating Babe’s 100 years in Major League Baseball.  On September 9th, the Dodgers hosted Babe Ruth Bobblehead Day. What does the Babe have to do with the Dodgers you may ask?   He actually was first base coach for […]

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