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July 29, 2004
What: Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum Location: 216 Emory St., two blocks northwest of Oriole Park. Hours: Monday through Sunday. April through October: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Orioles home game days; November through March: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Admission: Members and children under 5 are free. $6 adults; $4 senior citizens; $3 children 5-16. For group tours, call ahead for rates and reservations. Phone: 410-727-1539 Web site: www.baberuthmuseum.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will receive this year's Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Thursday during the annual Babe's Birthday Bash. Each year, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation gives the award to recognize "an active or former professional athlete or individual with ties to the Maryland sports community who has shown a strong devotion to giving back to the local community. " The Orioles' three-time All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder has a lengthy history of philanthropy in Baltimore, especially with local youth organizations.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
Now that the snow is nearly gone, Baltimoreans can find a true hint of spring ahead.Look for it at the Babe Ruth Museum (216 Emory St.) beginning on Babe Ruth's birthday, Feb. 6, when the museum traditionally displays its new acquisitions.The centerpiece will be a pair of New York Yankees pinstripe pants -- a first for the museum."This is a great way to conclude the Babe's centennial celebration with the donation by Mr. [Wolf D.] Fleiss of our first artifact of a Yankees uniform worn by Babe Ruth," says museum curator Greg Schwalenberg.
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Sports Digest | January 21, 2012
Babe's Birthday Bash Stover to receive Ruth Museum award The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host its annual "Babe's Birthday Bash" on Feb. 10 and will present former Ravens kicker Matt Stover with the 2012 Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award during the festivities. The gala, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, will celebrate the 117th anniversary of Babe Ruth 's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895. Stover and his wife, Debbie , formed the Matt Stover Foundation in 2002, helping pool and provide generous private donations for community-based charitable organizations.
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October 4, 1994
The Babe Ruth Museum is celebrating the Baltimore Colts this weekend with vintage Colts highlight films, appearances by former Colts, team memorabilia and a book signing by William Gildea, author of "When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore."From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Gildea will sign copies of the book and former Colts Tom Matte, Jim Mutscheller and Jim Parker will sign autographs for free. Highlight films will be shown throughout the day, and Colts memorabilia will be on display.Highlight films will be shown all day Sunday as well.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Evening Sun Staff | March 18, 1991
A two-story replica of Memorial Stadium is to highlight the planned $3.3 million expansion of the Babe Ruth Museum in Ridgely's Delight.Ridgely's Delight is the neighborhood closest to the new Orioles' stadium being built downtown at Camden Yards. The stadium will affect everyone and everything around it, but perhaps nothing as much as the Babe Ruth Museum.Michael Gibbons, executive director of the museum, says the stadium one block away will transform the museum from one of Baltimore's best-kept secrets to "a blockbuster attraction."
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | January 23, 1994
Last summer, baseball fans busily accumulated all manner of All-Star souvenirs -- from T-shirts to balls, commemorative bats, programs and autographs.The Babe Ruth Museum waited until midwinter for its All-Star memorabilia, most of which wasn't available to the public.The shopping began when curator Greg Schwalenberg gave the host Orioles a wish list."When we found out they were going to use the [All-Star Game] logos on the bases, we were hoping to get that," Schwalenberg says. The museum got a game-used base, but the Orioles couldn't tell where it had been.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | June 6, 1999
So far as can be ascertained, there are no traveling exhibits out on the road disseminating a message about the wonders of Thomas Edison, who gave us the light bulb, or the Wright Brothers, who lifted us off the ground, or even to George Washington, the esteemed father of our country.Yet Babe Ruth, with ball and bat, has impacted all of sport and even transcended the game he played as no other American athlete -- to such a degree that he influenced the language. Anything "Ruthian" is regarded as colossal.
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By Ruth Sadler | February 1, 1991
Mike Gibbons is painfully aware of the growing interest in -- and value of -- baseball memorabilia.He's the executive director of the Babe Ruth Museum, which relies on donations for its permanent collection and often cannot compete with the prices dealers and collectors offer for the artifacts of the national pastime."
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By Kevin Cowherd and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 29, 2010
Well, that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after The Baltimore Sun ran a story about the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum's year-long search for the owner of a rare and valuable baseball card, the owner has surfaced. A man identifying himself as Glenn Davis of Bethany Beach, Del., contacted the museum – and the newspaper -- to say he was the owner of the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card. It's one of the most valuable cards on the market, with an estimated value of $500,000.
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2010
It hangs in an upstairs display case at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum on Emory Street, an old baseball card at the center of a Baltimore mystery. Inside the faded red border is a photo of the great Babe Ruth gazing off to his left, somehow looking pensive and mischievous at the same time. The future Hall of Famer is 19 years old, tall and lean, not yet showing the effects of a prodigious appetite for beer and hot dogs that developed over his lifetime. This is the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | January 31, 2010
Even before the ink dried on the six-year contract extension Nick Markakis signed with the Orioles in January 2009, the budding star right fielder vowed that he would make as big an impact off the field as on it. Four months later, Markakis and his wife, Christina, announced the formation of a nonprofit organization called The Right Side Foundation, whose mission was to improve the lives of distressed children throughout Maryland. In just six months, the Markakises have hosted children from the Ronald McDonald House on a trip to the ESPN Zone and aquarium, led a group from the Living Classrooms Foundation on tours of Camden Yards and the Sports Legends Museum, and organized a day at the Ravens practice facility for patients from the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.
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By From Sun staff and news services | August 9, 2009
Locally Palace ties Harrisburg Friday, is even with Real Maryland Crystal Palace Baltimore tied host Harrisburg, 0-0, on Friday night. The draw moved Baltimore even on points with Real Maryland in the fifth and final playoff spot in the United Soccer Leagues Second Division, but Real owns the tiebreaker. Brian Rowland earned the shutout for Baltimore. Babe Ruth Museum: : Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host a program and discussion with Linda Ruth Tossetti, Babe Ruth's granddaughter, and Bill Jenkinson, author of the book "The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs: Recrowning Baseball's Greatest Slugger," on Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission is free with regular paid admission to the museum.
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By sloane brown and sloane brown,sloane@sloanebrown.com | November 9, 2008
A lineup of athletes - including Sugar Ray Leonard, Dorothy Hamill, Katie Hoff, Kimmie Meissner, Vicky Bullett, Charles Jenkins, Jessica Long and Tom McMillen - is impressive enough. Mingling with them and other sports stars and reporters at a Baltimore party can make you downright giddy. That was certainly the mood inside the Sports Legends Museum, where a couple hundred folks gathered for a VIP reception benefiting the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation. That soiree was just the warm-up for the evening's big bash.
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By John Eisenberg | September 16, 2006
Opinion: It is inconceivable that the Orioles are going to let this season come and go without a major tribute to the 40th anniversary of their 1966 World Series victory. Thumbs-up to the Babe Ruth Museum for stepping in and putting on a reunion next month. Fact: Since 2002, the Orioles' record in September/October games is 48-82. Opinion: The baseball playoffs just aren't going to seem the same without the Atlanta Braves making their annual surprisingly early exit. Fact: To set the record straight, the Maryland Terrapins' season-opening football win over Division I-AA opponent William and Mary does count toward their bowl eligibility.
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By JOHN FRITZE and JOHN FRITZE,SUN REPORTER | December 30, 2005
Citing a need for more space and access for the disabled, officials at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum are taking a swing at revamping the home of the venerable Sultan of Swat. An $850,000 renovation is scheduled to begin next fall at the city-owned facility, which draws about 40,000 visitors a year, the officials said. Plans include bringing the museum - comprising four rowhouses - up to code, narrowing the focus to the Babe and adding office space for the growing staff. Opened in 1974, the two-story museum at 216 Emory St. features exhibits on the career and life of George Herman Ruth, but its stairs are impassable to anyone in a wheelchair.
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