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  • Sick Boy Gets Visit From Melania, Then Almost Immediately Gets The News

    06/29/2017 9:34:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    America Now ^ | June 28, 2017 | Charles Roberts, CNN
    A young Greek boy awaiting a heart transplant had his wish come true shortly after being visited by First Lady Melania Trump. The first lady visited the boy at a pediatric hospital in Rome on May 24, after she and her husband, President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, reports CNN. "Upon landing in Belgium, I learned a young boy and his family who had been waiting for a heart transplant was informed that the hospital has found a donor," the first lady said in a statement. "I read a book and held hands with this special...
  • As Jeter steps off the stage the base-bile oozes out of those who don’t know how America works

    09/29/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For most of the last twenty years the rest of the Baseball world watched Derek Jeter and his team play in October. Yes time and the odds finally caught to the Yankees over the past few seasons and on a few occasions the tables have turned, but that was inevitable. Now Jeter is stepping away from baseball as one of the all-time greats of the game. He doesn’t sit on a tiny plateau at the top of baseball lore by default for being around a long time and being one of those who have besmirched and embarrassed baseball. He’s at...
  • "The Babe Ruth Story"***

    07/18/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    "The baseball player goes from wayward youth to Boston Red Sox pitcher to New York Yankees home-run hero"...William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford....The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series".....TCM...Fri 7/19 10:00AM-12:00PM CST
  • All-Time All-Stars: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:08:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Trying to choose the greatest pitcher of all time is at least as difficult as trying to choose the greatest hitter of all time. In both cases, the best we can do is narrow down the list.</p> <p>Outside a charmed circle of five batters, no one had both a higher lifetime batting average and a higher lifetime slugging average than any of those five. In alphabetical order, they are Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. There are other batters whose lifetime records came close, including Barry Bonds, Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg. But close cannot define the greatest.</p>
  • Lefty Gomez's 16-mm Video of His Trip to Japan

    05/21/2012 12:45:03 PM PDT · by thurmant · 7 replies
    FixMLB ^ | 5/21/12 | Henry
    In 1934, Lefty Gomez, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other American League and National League stars barnstormed in Japan. Gomez captured many images of the trip with his 16-mm camera. An excerpt from the forthcoming book Lefty: American Odyssey is featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated. Some of the intriguing video footage can be viewed, courtesy of Random House.
  • No, No, Not Quite: or, Again, The Real Story of Babe, Harry, and a Certain Broadway Hit . . .

    03/16/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 16 March 2012 | Yours truly
    Says Tracy Ringolsby, Hall of Fame baseball writer ruminating over baseball’s long enough history of ownership troubles: “There’s been troubled ownership in baseball since at least the days of Babe Ruth, who in 1919 was sold by Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to the New York Yankees for $125,000 because Frazee needed money to fund his Broadway musical No, No, Nannette.” Say I: Aw, jeez, not this crap again. Ringolsby, customarily one of the game’s better writers, seems blissfully unaware that the No, No, Nanette myth (notice he couldn’t even spell it right) was debunked several years ago. As...
  • Albert Pujols just ties World Series record with 3 home runs in a game!

    10/22/2011 9:13:52 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies
    MLB ^ | 22 October 2011 | Albert Pujols
    Pujols joins Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth as the only player to ever hit 3 home runs in a single World Series game.
  • 'Medium' finds Babe Ruth's piano

    08/05/2010 9:50:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 4, 2010
    SUDBURY, Mass.- A Massachusetts "forensic medium" says she used her otherworldly gifts to find Babe Ruth's piano at the bottom of a pond. Sheila Marie of Medway said she was recruited by historical investigator Kevin Kennedy to help locate the piano reputed to have been tossed into Willis Pond in Sudbury during partying decades ago, the Boston Herald reported Wednesday. Marie described herself as a "forensic medium" who uses her powers to find lost objects and assist in police investigations. Kennedy said he has long been searching the pond, where the piano was rumored to have been submerged decades ago,...

    02/07/2009 1:05:37 PM PST · by andrew roman · 23 replies · 567+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 7 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Once upon a time, when radio was still paying my bills, I took the calculated risk of veering away from all of the easy Monica Lewinsky chatter and dedicated an hour of airtime to the idea of retiring the number "3" throughout Major League Baseball in honor of the game's most important - and arguably greatest - player of all, Babe Ruth. Jackie Robinson's "42" had recently been retired - something that seemed perfectly fine to me - but it occurred to me that if Robinson was being honored by such an unprecedented move, it made at least as...
  • New York Yankees in a Red Sox snit again

    05/24/2008 8:04:19 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 48+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/23/08 | raccoonradio
    All-Star promo with David Ortiz as Babe Ruth irks NY OAKLAND, Calif. - Touchy, touchy, touchy. Like a colicky baby who’s also battling diaper rash, the 2008 Yankees can’t seem to stop bawling. Besides a good burp, they also need to grow up. As if sitting in last place in the AL East were not bad enough, the Bronx Bombers discovered on Thursday that after years of planning for this summer’s All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, they were the last to discover that a new “Call Your Shot” insurance-company promotion would feature the Red Sox [team stats]’ David Ortiz [stats]...
  • Local family finds 1914 Babe Ruth rookie card[RI]

    12/17/2007 6:12:15 AM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 256+ views
    East Bay RI ^ | 11 Dec 2007 | Adam Cote
    Family and sports — likely in that order. Those were John Jay Barry's greatest loves. Though he passed away some 20 years ago, the den of his home on Main Street still personifies the nostalgic renaissance man who used to occupy it. Beside his desk (a deep mahogany brown wood encasement that stretches from the floor to the ceiling and nearly wall to wall) is a latch hook rug with the Brown University seal. An authentic Lionel train snakes across the top shelf of the desk, next to a series of one of a kind hand made ships. In...
  • [Babe Ruth's] 'Called Shot' debate hits 75th anniversary

    09/30/2007 8:49:42 AM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 20 replies · 274+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 30, 2007 | Hal Bock
    First, they shattered Babe Ruth's season long-ball record, making 60 home runs sound like a distinctly ordinary number, one that was almost shrugged off in modern baseball's environment of souped-up sluggers. Then, they turned the Babe's career record of 714 home runs into an afterthought, barely mentioned as first Henry Aaron and now Barry Bonds shot past it and kept right on going. That left Ruth with one distinction, one moment no one has been able to match, a singular statement that nobody but the boisterous Babe would ever have the audacity to even attempt, especially in the pressure cooker...
  • Pujols aces tests given to Babe Ruth

    08/22/2006 5:09:48 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 703+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 8-22-06 | Anon
    How does El Hombre match up against the Sultan of Swat? This spring, Washington University scientists, at the request of GQ magazine, put Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols through a series of tests similar to those given to Babe Ruth 85 years ago — tests ranging from finger tapping to visual responses to bat speed. The results? Both men aced the tests, and their results were strikingly similar. In 1921, psychologists at Columbia University put Ruth through scientific tests to try to determine what made him great. He had faster than average reflexes, steady nerves, and superior sight and hearing. The...
  • Lawyers in Padilla Case Hop a Freighter Out of Beirut

    07/25/2006 8:09:26 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 17 replies · 517+ views
    Three defense attorneys in a Miami terrorism case who were trapped in war-torn Beirut while interviewing witnesses got tired of waiting for the U.S. Marines to evacuate them. So they hitched a ride on a Norwegian freighter. The attorneys -- Orlando do Campo of the federal public defender's office in Miami, Andrew Patel of New York City and William Swor of Detroit -- along with an Arabic-speaking interpreter they hired arrived in Cyprus on July 19 and caught flights home the next day. "I'm just glad we didn't wait for the Marines," Patel said in an interview from home Friday....
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 05-28-2006

    05/28/2006 9:35:35 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 159+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-28-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Barry Bonds has hit seven fifteen It still remains to be seen if he'll be "Hall of Fame". For the sake of the game I sure wish he had kept himself clean!
  • Bonds' homer pace down, loses TV show

    05/25/2006 11:38:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 8 replies · 283+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-24-06 | UPI
    "Bonds on Bonds," the ESPN reality series featuring the San Francisco Giants slugger, will go on hiatus after two more shows, and is unlikely to return on a regular basis, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday. Bonds tied Babe Ruth for No. 2 on the all-time home run list at 714 last week, but has hit just six homers this year and Hank Aaron's record 755 is a long way off. Meanwhile, St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols has hit 23 home runs. "If Barry was hitting home runs at Albert Pujols' pace, we would continue," producer Mike Tollin said. The...
  • Bonds: "I won't stop until I beat Oh"

    05/22/2006 9:08:03 PM PDT · by Al Simmons · 40 replies · 603+ views
    WTF-TV ^ | 5/22/2006 | KIP HORNSLEY
    Bonds: "I won't stop until I beat Oh" San Francisco , CA - It's one of the benefits of being personal friends with a baseball legend - he gives you what he won't give others. Back when we both played for Serra High, Barry used to boast that, one day, he'd be the Home Run king. Just days after hitting number 714 to tie Babe Ruth's 2nd place number, I gave my old friend Barry a call and asked him how it felt. "This ain't nothing," He said. "I'm not going to stop until I'm the best." Does that mean...
  • Bambino bid farewell with a three-homer salvo

    05/22/2006 11:11:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-22-06 | Dick Heller
    "The best way to pitch Babe Ruth is to pitch behind him. He has no weaknesses except for [intentional] walks. You have your choice -- one base on four balls or four bases on one ball." -- Waite Hoyt At 35, right-hander Waite Hoyt was pretty much done and merely hanging on to draw a Depression-era paycheck from the Pittsburgh Pirates. But he and the Bambino had been teammates on the New York Yankees' Murderers' Row teams a decade earlier, so now fellow pitcher Red Lucas was soliciting advice on how to handle the greatest slugger in baseball history before...
  • (BREAKING) Bonds Ties Ruth's Record With 714th Home Run

    05/20/2006 6:00:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies · 1,541+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 20 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. Barry, meet the Babe. Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career list with his 714th home run Saturday, a shot into the first deck of elevated stands in right-center leading off the second inning against the Oakland Athletics. The ball landed about eight rows up in the seats overlooking the high fence just to the left of the out-of-town scoreboard. Though the A's don't provide estimated distances on home runs, the ball appeared to travel about 400 feet -- far from being one of his trademark behemoth drives. The ball was caught on...
  • Remaining in the Shadow of the Babe, and of Scandal

    05/20/2006 6:07:09 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 695+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 20, 2006 | MURRAY CHASS
    Just as Henry Aaron has learned, Barry Bonds will find out that even though he has matched Babe Ruth's career home run total, he will not be able to catch Ruth in enduring eminence. Bonds hit his 714th career home run today. His next home run will send him past Ruth into second place behind Aaron and his 755 home runs. Aaron broke Ruth's record 32 years ago, in 1974, which was 39 years after Ruth had hit his last home run and retired. That means that Ruth hasn't hit a home run for nearly 71 years, but the number...