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An Unchanging Truth: Positional Offense Through History

Baseball has seen many changes in the past 100 years. Some changes are significant enough, retrospectively, to define an era. There was the Deadball Era from roughly 1901 to 1919, characterized by an emphasis on pitching, defense, and a low run-scoring environment. The Liveball Era began in 1920, ushered in by Babe Ruth, cleaner baseballs […]
Via Fangraphs
4 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
27 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
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

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...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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