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Monday, October 26, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-26-2015

Pittsburgh Press, October 26, 1915:

While Babe Ruth was pitching his old team, the St. Mary’s Industrial School, to victory, one of the brothers of the institution to whom Ruth had intrusted [sic] his 2 1/2 carat solitaire ring lost the jewel while working to keep the big crowd from encroaching on the infield.

Ruth paid $500 for the ring, which contained the first diamond he had ever owned. He had bought it from the proceeds of his share of the world’s series games.

Well, it’s not a few hundred gallons of whiskey, but the Babe’s use of his 1915 World Series money didn’t disappoint.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 26, 2015 at 08:18 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, dugout, history

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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

Time to crack open that piggy bank.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 01, 2015 at 09:00 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Recalling Babe Ruth’s Stint as a Pro Wrestling Referee | Bleacher Report

The Babe and wrestling.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 06, 2015 at 10:42 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, history

Friday, June 26, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-26-2015

New York Sun, June 26, 1915:

Babe Ruth and Slim Caldwell, generally known to the baseball fans as the greatest of home run [hitting] pitchers, were responsible for the easy victory chalked up by the Red Sox against the Yankees [in New York yesterday]. The Boston pitcher contributed to the home team’s triumph by hard hitting and fair pitching, while Caldwell’s portion was poor pitching.
In each of the series played by the Red Sox at the Polo Grounds this year Ruth has blown himself to a home run in the right field stands, the first coming on May 6 and the second on June 2…In the second inning, with one Boston Run in the book and two red hosed runners on the paths, Ruth hit one all the way over the fence near the right field bleachers. The drive goes on record as one of the longest ever made at Fenway Park. In the sixth inning Ruth almost got another circuit clout, but Cree had been waiting for this one and he caught it after backing to the fence.

Say, this Ruth guy is pretty good. Is it rash of me to suggest he might break Roger Connor’s career home run record some day?

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 26, 2015 at 10:21 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, dugout, history



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