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All-Time Indians: Fritz Coumbe

Name: Frederick Nicholas Coumbe Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1914-1919 DOB: 12/13/1889 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SV IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1917) 8 6 .571 2.15 34 10 4 5 134.1 119 32 0 35 30 1.15 .228 Career 34 31 .523 2.83 145 59 26 11 597.2 618 188 8 176 176 1.33 .256 As Babe Ruth was bringing an end to the dead ball era, the Indians continued their pitching...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

And the Babe Ruth of the SEC

Yesterday, the author published a post intended for an audience of roughly zero readers and purporting to have been written with a view towards identifying the Jose Bautista of the Ivy League. In reality, what the post did was to combine my curiosity about current Ivy League hitters with principles recently introduced by Chris Mitchell […]
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Rumors of Fatal Accident Show Gambling Influence in Baseball

On Sept. 9, as the Yankees came to Cleveland for a crucial series, several brokerage houses received urgent telegrams saying that Babe Ruth, the Yankees’ feared slugger, was incapacitated in a car wreck that killed two of his teammates. It was Ruth’s second near-death experience that year. One was real and one was rumored. Ruth, who had become a celebrity upon his arrival in...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruth Makes Cleveland Debut, but Indians Cling to Lead

The Yankees, an also-ran in the American League since they relocated to New York from Baltimore in 1903, might not have fully formed in 1920 as the dynasty they would become, but they were already the biggest draw in Major League Baseball, thanks to Babe Ruth. Ruth, the pitcher whose bat had become too valuable for him to hit only on every fourth day, clouted 29 home runs in 1919...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Babe Ruth Shown Unconscious After Crashing into Wall

This is a really cool photo from the Library of Congress. A photo that has yet to be seen in a widespread manner around the baseball world until now. Hall of Famer Babe Ruth, largely considered the greatest baseball players of all time, crashed into an outfield wall during a game against the Washington Senators in 1924. As you will see below, he laid sprawled out and unconscious...
Via Sportsnaut
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

July 11, 2014 Marks 100th Anniversary Of Babe Ruth’s Debut For Boston Red Sox

Babe Ruth made his first start for the Boston Red Sox 100 years ago Friday. The Red Sox purchased Ruth, along with Ernie Shore and Ben Egan from the Baltimore Orioles on July 10, 1914, and on July 11, Ruth made his major league debut, pitching the Sox to a win over the Cleveland Naps (the Baltimore Orioles were a minor-league team in the International League at the time). Ruth...
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco going for home run record in 10-week tour

Picture this: Jose Canseco, four dogs and three tortoises (one named “Juiced”) all traveling in a 40-foot custom RV named the “CansecoMobile” for two months. That’s exactly what’s going to happen, as the former MLB slugger is going on a 16,500-mile tour where he will try to break the records for longest baseball and softball home runs. Here’s what Canseco tweeted...
June 15, 2014  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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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