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2014-01-30 08:27:56

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Little" Johnny Sylvester collection, a unique family-owned archive documenting one of the most famous stories in baseball history, will be auctioned on February 6. The centerpiece of the collection is the baseball Babe Ruth signed and sent to Sylvester, a gravely ill 11-year-old boy, together with a promise to "knock a homer" for him. As history would show, the young fan made a remarkable recovery after receiving the baseball and...

2013-04-22 04:20:50

Partnership with Ripken to enable preservation of the field where the legendary Babe Ruth honed his baseball skills BALTIMORE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Agnes Hospital and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation are teaming up to save the field on which Babe Ruth played as a young man. The partnership is part of Saint Agnes' vision for the former site of Cardinal Gibbons School, which the hospital purchased from the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2012. The 32-acre site will...

2013-03-14 08:26:18

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For millions of fans summer is not complete without a trip to a retro ballpark OR old stadium site. The game on the field and its history are hot, and with the 2013 All-Star Game being played at CitiField, New York's Food On Foot Tours has developed what it calls the "greatest baseball tour ever." The July ten-day Ultimate Baseball Bucket List Trip is a field of dreams fantasy. Fans will attend the All-Star Game, visit the Baseball Hall Of Fame, attend...

2012-12-07 08:23:12

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Babe Ruth's earliest known pinstripes, which the immortal Bambino wore on Opening Day for the New York Yankees on 4/13/1921, headline Grey Flannel's 2012 Holiday Auction. Bidding is now under way on 704 lots chosen for the absentee and Internet auction that closes for bidding on Dec. 12, 2012. Ruth's game-used home flannel pants are offered together with multiple photomatches of him wearing them in front of the Yankees dugout. As a historical...

2012-10-01 10:24:37

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is adding to its art collection with the donation of a portrait depicting one of the sport's most famous players. "Babe Ruth" by Rossin, a 72-inch x 60-inch oil on canvas, uniquely captures the athlete during his early years with the New York Yankees. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121001/CL84559 ) The painting was commissioned and donated to the Hall of Fame by national lease-to-own...

2012-09-27 02:25:21

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The game of baseball has seen its share of memorable postseason mishaps, but Babe Ruth's World Series baserunning blunder tops the list, according to Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo, authors of THE BASEBALL HALL OF SHAME: THE BEST OF BLOOPERSTOWN (Lyons Press 2012). Nash and Zullo have chronicled more than 125 years of outrageously funny moments in the major leagues in the latest installment of their best-selling Baseball Hall of Shame series. The...

2012-09-04 02:27:45

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher proudly announced that he has signed a new license agreement with the Babe Ruth Estate. The Babe Ruth Estate is dedicated to preserving the legacy of George Herman "Babe" Ruth. "With the new license agreement, we are producing a line of commemorative collectible coins and baseballs in conjunction with the Babe Ruth Estate. We are excited to be adding baseball's greatest legend to our product line,"...

2012-06-29 10:22:02

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has received, on loan, the earliest-known uniform top worn by Babe Ruth, a circa-1920 New York Yankees road jersey, which was recently purchased via auction this past May. The loan is from the purchaser of the shirt, an anonymous and passionate baseball fan, who wishes to share this important piece of history with visitors to Cooperstown....

2012-06-13 02:25:58

NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "A heartfelt love poem to Fenway Park," -Allan Wood, The Joy of Sox, on Fenway Fever by award-winning author John H. Ritter In honor of Fenway Park's 100th birthday, baseball novelist John H. Ritter delivers an inspiring tale for the sports fan in each of us, regardless of team allegiance. Fenway Fever by the award-winning author is a heart-warming, entertaining novel that captures the love of the game and is infused with great historical anecdotes...

2011-02-22 11:49:00

HELOTES, Texas, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With each passing year, various unique pieces of sports memorabilia surface at auction and in turn, get collectors in a frenzy. Here is another one of these examples. Imperial Sports Auctions, of Helotes, Texas, is proud to offer the earliest known signature of Henry (Louis) Gehrig. Signed "Henry Gehrig January 1917," this remarkable antiquity presents an opportunity for advanced collectors to secure an amazing piece of memorabilia for their...