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April 27th is Babe Ruth Day
you're looking for something to do today then aim for the upper deck
because it's Babe Ruth Day! Swing batter batter!
right into celebrating Babe Ruth Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday because on this day in 1947 Babe Ruth
attended a ceremony at Yankee Stadium to honor him for what he did for
and with the sport of baseball. This was the second to last time he'd
ever step foot in Yankee Stadium. Anyone who's into baseball and knows
anything about Babe Ruth will have no problem celebrating this man's
life today! George Herman Ruth, Jr. AKA "Babe" actually got
nickname because Ruth signed a baseball contract with the then
minor-league Baltimore Orioles in 1914. But at that time you had to be
25 years old to be considered an adult and Ruth was only 19. So Jack
Dunn, the owner of the Orioles, became Ruth's legal guardian and people
started calling him "Jack's newest babe". The name stuck and he was
known as Babe Ruth from then on!
And sure, you might think of
home runs when you think of Babe Ruth but he actually got signed
because of his pitching and he was an outfielder too! But what exactly
did Babe Ruth do with the sport of baseball... I mean was he that
talented? Well he is #3 on the list of overall home runs,
714 total home runs. He's #2 for all-time RBIs with 2,217 runs batted
in. He's NUMBER ONE for the all-time slugging percentage with a .690.
Now that's a powerful hitter! He's #2 for the all-time on-base
percentage with a .474. He's NUMBER ONE for the on-base plus slugging
statistic with a 1.164. He was 5-0 pitching for the Yankees. And he's
#3 on the all time base on balls list with 2,062 walks total. I guess
pitchers didn't want to give him a chance to hit another home run, huh?
So yeah, I'd say he deserves to be celebrated if he is still
ranked this high with all these stats!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, you could spend some
time watching some old archived footage of the great Babe Ruth in
action. Or you could watch some documentaries about him and
about his life on and off the field. Or, if you're close
you could even visit Yankee Stadium... the place that sparked the
reason for this specific day to be celebrated. I'm sure
there would love to talk your ear off about Babe Ruth. And
always welcome to stock up on a bunch of Babe Ruth gear
Most people wouldn't be able to afford it, but if you can find Babe
Ruth cards or autographed balls then you'll be holding onto some prized
baseball history! A cheaper option would just be to buy a
with his number on it. And you know, if Babe had his way,
probably want to celebrate a day like this by playing
So why don't you get out there and practice hitting a few balls,
pitching or catching any balls that make it to the outfield?
could even play a little home run derby and see how can knock the most
balls out of the park. I hope you have a great day and don't