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Babe Ruth made his major
league debut 100 years ago

Fox News, by Edmund DeMarche

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Posted By:cjjeepercreeper, 7/11/2014 8:38:34 PM

George Herman “Babe” Ruth played his first Major League Baseball game 100 years ago Friday, marking the beginning of a legendary career and legacy that lasted decades. One hundred years after Ruth took to the Fenway Park mound and tossed seven innings against the Cleveland Naps, he is still known to any Pee Wee league player trying to break in a glove today as simply, "The Babe." Ruth, who was 19 and, according to one teammate, looked like a "big overgrown pea" at the start of the game, went on to play for 22 years, 15 of those with the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shells, 7/11/2014 11:25:30 PM     (No. 9920643)

My paternal grandfather was one of Babe Ruth´s closest friends.

Said grandfather was drafted by the Yankees but had his career cut short by a freakish, shattered kneecap. He was, allegedly, faster than Ty Cobb.

For years my grandmother had one of the Babe´s original jerseys.

She gave it to Good Will and we soon realized she had slow onset dementia. Like the fact that she voted for Jimmy Carter shouldn´t have been enough of a clue.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/11/2014 11:38:13 PM     (No. 9920658)

OP and poster 1, thank you. The Babe was the best. He was a Hall of Fame caliber pitcher before he was a great hitter. I believe Babe Ruth held a World Series pitching record for consecutive scoreless innings for close to 50 years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/12/2014 3:20:19 AM     (No. 9920779)

Wow #1 and I do mean wow. George Herman Ruth was American baseball. What an amazing family history!!


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