Japan's MVP will not pitch in WBC

Japan’s “Babe Ruth” will not be pitching for the country in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.Shohei Otani plays for the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan’s professional baseball league and is the country’s top MLB prospect. He is dealing with an ankle injury that will prevent him from pitching in the WBC, his Fighters manager said. MLB Network’s Jon Paul Morosi confirmed...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

What was happening the last time the Indians won the World Series?

With their victory in the ALCS over the Toronto Blue Jays, the Cleveland Indians are in the World Series for the first time since 1997. A victory in the Fall Classic would be Cleveland’s first World Series title since 1948. That’s quite the drought and it begs a question. What was going on in the world in 1948? Whether in sports, politics or some other part of the global stage...
Via Sportsnaut
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Infamous Babe Ruth photograph up for auction

Touted as the “one of the most unusual and interesting Babe Ruth photographs ever offered for public sale,” an infamous photograph of The Great Bambino holding a bat between his legs dubbed the “Bat Penis” pic currently is being offered by Lelands auction house. The photograph of the Major League Baseball icon — officially called “Babe Ruth “Bat Penis” Snapshot...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth's 104-year-old glove could fetch $1 million at auction

According to a report by TMZ Sports, the family that owns a 104 year-old baseball mitt that belonged to Babe Ruth is placing it up for auction. For those interested in bidding on the glove, a live auction will take place at a New York City restaurant on April 30. Per the report, the auction will be live-streamed and the bidding will start at $125,000. It is reported by sources...
Via Sportsnaut
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The Men Who Portrayed Babe Ruth

To say that Babe Ruth was a dominant force is like saying that Mount Vesuvius spewed a little lava. Firmly stands the Babe in popular culture, in part because of portrayals in films. “The pattern of the drama, with its Horatio Alger stamp—rags to riches and romance—is obviously contrived, and the personal characterizations are all of them second-grade stock,” wrote the New...
Via The Sports Post
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB is developing a scripted Babe Ruth miniseries

MLB will developing a miniseries based on the life of Babe Ruth, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There have been plenty of Ruth features throughout the years, but none in recent years with MLB throwing their weight behind the project. Allen Coulter will be the director and executive producer. MLB regularly has advised on baseball-centric Hollywood films, including 42, Moneyball...
Via Awful Announcing
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth’s Former New York Apartment Can Be Bought For Just $1.6M (Photos)

If you want to live like Babe Ruth himself did, you can now do so — assuming you have roughly $1.6 million, of course. The apartment of the New York Yankees legend is on sale in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, and the asking price is just under $1.6 million. If you’re interested, you better move fast, though. The New York Post reported there was an open house over...
September 01, 2015  |  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

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...
Via Awful Announcing
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cool Video Footage Shows Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth Struggling at the Plate

Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth—two of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Rarely do we see footage of either of these true legends struggling at the plate. Until now. As CBS Sports baseball writer Mike Axisa points out, these are some hilariously ugly swings. Axisa—along with Grantland’s Jonah Keri made separate trips to MLB Productions headquarters in New Jersey and were able...
Via Sportsnaut
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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