All dogs are good dogs. This is objective fact and I will not hear any arguments against it. But some dogs, like Miss Babe Ruth of Greensboro, N.C., are better dogs. Since she was a nine-month-old puppy, the black labrador retriever has worked for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers, living up to her breed’s namesake…
Grantland's Jonah Keri took a tour of MLB's film and video archive, and got the background on a handful of clips—old-timey and otherwise—that have recently been put online. Like the one above: a 1924 instructional video featuring Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Dazzy Vance, and Walter Johnson.
If you are in the market for a classic piece of baseball memorabilia, might we suggest this baseball signed by none other than the Bambino himself, Buld...Luly?
Save for a brief stint alongside Victor Martinez, John Lackey has worn No. 41 his entire professional life. But ahead of the deadline, he was traded to the Cardinals, who already had a No. 41 in reliever Pat Neshek. Favorite numbers don't come cheap.
Film of Babe Ruth facing Walter Johnson is enough to get any self-respecting baseball nerd drooling. But this restored 1925 newsreel features something that pushes it into the realm of history: footage of Lou Gehrig during the very first game of his consecutive-games streak.
Babe Ruth signed his first professional contract 100 years ago today. The Sun described him as "a very hard hitter." [Retro Baltimore]
Have you ever wanted to see Babe Ruth's dick? That looks like Babe Ruth's dick.
Here's an old record I picked up along the way. Thought you guys might dig it.
Excerpted from From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sports Writing (University of Chicago Press), edited by Ron Rapoport and featuring stories from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News, and the Chicago Defender, among other papers. It's an excellent collection, and…
Wladimir Balentien is the new single-season home run king in Japan. Fifty-two years ago, Roger Maris chased Babe Ruth’s home run record here in the States. Of course, he eventually broke it. When he did, this is what the great Leonard Shecter wrote in the New York Post:
My father turned 36 in 1973. My twin sister and I were 2 and for his birthday my mother gave him a book called Great Comics, a collection of classic comic strips syndicated by the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune. It featured Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Moon Mullins, Winnie Winkle, Gasoline Alley,…
When most of us think of Babe Ruth, if we think of him at all, we think of the booze-liking, pussy-loving, dinger-slamming manchild with the Mr. Incredible physique (massive upper body perched atop those incongruously skinny, even dainty little legs). But after all these years, and all the stories that have accrued…
Here's a wonderful photo, pulled from the archives by historian Michael Beschloss—Babe Ruth knocked completely unconscious by a collision with a concrete wall.
Historian Michael Beschloss dug this up yesterday, and it's absolutely worth sharing—and not just because today is the anniversary of Ruth's home run record being surpassed by Hank Aaron.
You probably remember Brad Ziegler as the submarine-style reliever who pitched 39 consecutive scoreless innings to begin his rookie season with the Oakland A's. But what you probably don't know about Ziegler, who pitches for the Arizona Diamondbacks now, is that he is an avid baseball card collector. We only became…
David Wells says he's not in any financial trouble, he's just tired of keeping track of all the various bits of memorabilia he owns. Among the artifacts he's getting rid of is the signed Babe Ruth Yankee hat he wore in the first inning of a game on June 28, 1997 at the house his hat's previous owner built.