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BABE RUTH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yankees Make Most of Four-Game Set; Tribe Falls into Tie for First

Aug. 5, 1920, was a happy day for Indians fans. The Yankees had gone 4-8 in their last 12 after keeping pace with the Tribe for so long, and had dropped to four games back of the Indians in the American League standings. In fact, they were in danger of being overtaken by the third-place White Sox, who were just half a game back of the Yankees. The four-game lead was the largest of...
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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?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe, Yankees tangle in ‘Little World’s Series’

It was only May, but the matchup between the Indians and White Sox at the Polo Grounds was already being billed as the Little World’s Series. The Indians were regarded as a smart choice to win the American League pennant. The Yankees, who for their entire existence had played second fiddle in New York to the Giants, even sharing their ballpark, were starting to be regarded as more...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
16 days ago  |  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

Dodgers Distributing Babe Ruth Bobbleheads, Just One Problem…

For some reason the Dodgers have taken to the Babe as if he’s one of their own. The  Dodgers have selected September 9 as Babe Ruth Bobblehead night. Sure, the Babe is practically the eternal face of the sport, but it’s still kinda weird. #TBT “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up” – Babe Ruth. Get the bobblehead on 9/9: http://t.co/A0rQ3nMEXppic.twitter.com...
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 03, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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