Babe Ruth at bat
Oriole Park, Baltimore
Robert Kniesche (1906-1976)
Kniesche Collection, ca. 1920-1970
Maryland Historical Society
Although seen here batting for the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth began his career with the Baltimore Orioles. George Herman Ruth, Jr., or Babe Ruth, was born in Baltimore at 216 Emory Street, a rowhouse which was saved from demolition and is now the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Orioles Manager Jack Dunn signed Ruth in 1914 and sold him just a few short months later to the Boston Red Sox.
Looking forward to Wednesday’s game in New York. Let’s Go O’s!
Below is a clip from “Play Ball with the Orioles” (1957). See the film screened in its entirety and other films on October 13 during MdHS’s free program, MARYLAND ON FILM.