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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt’s Numbers are Approaching those of Babe Ruth

Paul Goldschmidt hits a 2-run home run against the Chicago Cubs in the 10th inning on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/AZ Central Sports) Paul Goldschmidt’s offensive onslaught is drawing comparisons to the historic seasons of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, mythical offensive legends in the current pitchers’ era. Through 63 games...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt on pace for Babe Ruth-like season

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having a season comparable to Babe Ruth, and that’s no exaggeration. Though the understated Goldschmidt might be more akin to Lou Gehrig, and that would also be a fitting comparison. U-T San Diego notes that the underrated right-hander is on pace for numbers in a season that only Yankees legend Babe Ruth and teammate Lou Gehrig have...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine star athletes who successfully ran for office

For college sports fans, it’s a bit of a dead period. The College World Series will be here soon, but the Final Four has long passed and the start of the 2015 college football season is still months away. Politics have been in the news lately with a number of candidates announcing their decisions to run for president in 2016. Rarely do sports and politics mix very well, but...
Via The Student Section
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Death of Babe Ruth

Like the man whose life it honored, Babe Ruth’s funeral was gigantic. “The Babe is no longer breathing, but the fans will always talk about him,” wrote Hy Hurwitz in The Boston Globe. “Talk about him because of his run-in, suspension and fine by the late Miller Huggins, only half of Ruth’s size, but a man who made it possible for Ruth to realize manhood. Talk about him...
Via The Sports Post
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

From Babe Ruth To Izzy Alcantara, May 6 Is Weirdly Historic Day In Baseball

There’s been a lot of weird baseball history to take place on May 6. That’s probably something of a blanket statement, as you likely can pick out any date over the course of a baseball season and look back over 100-plus years to find plenty of notable events on each day. But there’s just something a little different about May 6. Or, at the very least, it’s freaking May 6...
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees recreate The Sandlot’s Babe Ruth scene

Who says the New York Yankees don’t know how to have fun? A bunch of their players got together to recreate the classic scene from The Sandlot where it’s revealed that Smalls has taken his stepfather’s autographed Babe Ruth ball and lost it to “The Beast.” It seems quite appropriate to have Yankees’ players discussing the greatness of Babe Ruth. However, there’s quite...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis CK buys Babe Ruth's old summer home in the Hamptons

It looks like all the hard work, effort and unparalleled comedic genius is finally paying off in the pocketbook for Louis CK. According to a report in the New York Post, arguably the greatest comic talent currently working in the business has purchased a home in the Hamptons for the tidy sum of $2.49 million. […] The post Louis CK just bought Babe Ruth’s Hamptons home for $2...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Famous baseball autographed by Babe Ruth up for auction

The legend of Babe Ruth grew in 1926, when the slugger and his New York Yankees teammates did a good deed for an injured child. Now, one lucky fan can own a famous piece of history from that emotional time. Johnny Sylvester was seriously injured at age 11 after falling off a horse and being accidentally kicked in the head by his mount. Ruth and the Yankees caught wind of the news...
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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