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Rice, Lardner, Runyon: When true giants roamed press box at World Series

My latest column for the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana is on the sportswriter equivalent of Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio covering the 1932 World Series. ****** If I could go back to a moment in sports history, I definitely would place myself in Wrigley Field on Oct. 1, 1932. After being fully immersed in writing my book, Called Shot: The Myth and Mystery Behind Baseball’s...
Via Sherman Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Worst Red Sox Trades Ever Made

As we sit on the playoff sidelines—and contemplate a flurry of Winter trades—it might be instructive to look back at the five worst Red Sox trades ever. Keep in mind that Babe Ruth to the Yankees was not a trade, so that doesn't count. OK, here goes:5. Dave 'Hendu" Henderson to the Giants for Randy Kutcher. Yikes! This 1987 trade—one year after Hendu's thrilling...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  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

Contract that sent Babe Ruth from Red Sox to Yankees in 1919

On Dec. 26, 1919, the Boston Red Sox executed a move that would change baseball history forever when they shipped Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash.Seen above is the contract from that deal which made it all official.As fate would have it, after winning the World Series with Ruth in 1915, 1916, and 1918, the Red Sox wouldn't win one again until 2004. Conversely...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: A Babe Ruth look-a-like like no other

The resemblance is absolutely amazing. Willis “Buster” Gardner of Oberlin, Ohio won a Babe Ruth look-a-like contest as part of the 85th birthday celebration this week for the famous Gallagher’s steakhouse in New York City — a restaurant whose walls are lined with 700 photos of actors, politicians, business leaders and athletes — such as Ruth. Gallagher’s opened in 1927...
Via Speleb
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
IT AIN'T ME, BABE

Man facing prison over fake Ruth mitt

A California fan faces up to 21 months in prison after attempting to sell an antique baseball glove for $200,000 by claiming it once belonged to Babe Ruth.

Via The Other Paper
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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