December 30, 1989
Richard Sandomir says in his Dec. 22 article, "Legacy of Earning Power," that Babe Ruth "is one of those people who rose to the top and just stayed there." Well, Babe Ruth is legendary proof that no matter what the current style of playing baseball and no matter what is hot in the sport, a player who continually gives his all from the heart will have real staying power. CLARENCE B. SANTOS Los Angeles
July 21, 1998 |
What: "Outside the Lines: Babe Ruth's Larger Than Life Legacy" Where: ESPN When: Today, 4:30 p.m. ESPN's award-winning "Outside the Lines" series hits a home run with this special that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Babe Ruth's death (Aug. 16, 1948). ESPN is beating HBO to the punch, with HBO showing its Babe Ruth special on the anniversary of his death.
December 3, 2004 |
Minutes after he entered newly built Yankee Stadium in 1923, Babe Ruth shared a dream with reporters gathered around him: "I'd give a year of my life if I can hit a home run in the first game." The Bambino delivered on opening day, smacking the first home run at the new ballpark. On Thursday, an East Coast collector paid $1.26 million for the bat Ruth used that day. It's one of the most famous pieces of memorabilia in baseball history.
April 28, 2005
Hank Aaron 2,297 Babe Ruth 2,204 Lou Gehrig 1,990 Ty Cobb 1,960 Stan Musial 1,951 * ACTIVE Barry Bonds 1,843 Rafael Palmeiro 1,782 Sammy Sosa 1,541 Jeff Bagwell 1,521
August 20, 1986
Services were held for former New York Yankee player Sammy Bruce Vick, who died Sunday in Memphis, Tenn. Vick, 91, played in the majors from 1917-1930 and was the only man who ever pinch-hit for Babe Ruth.
June 22, 1991
The June 3 Special Screenings column stated that in the 1928 comedy "Speedy," Harold Lloyd's cabbie character drove Babe Ruth wildly across town to Yankee Stadium in Brooklyn. Obviously, Ruth missed the game that day, since Yankee Stadium was, and still is, in the Bronx. ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank
June 17, 1989
It's ironic how so few words can sum up such a great career. Babe Ruth. Lou Gehrig. Red Grange. Jack Dempsey. Muhammad Ali. Jesse Owens. Jim Thorpe. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. JEFFREY REINER Los Angeles