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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chance to touch a piece of baseball history

     

   The 1927 Yankees are probably the most famous baseball team because of the lineup called the "Murders' Row." The first six players that made up the Murder's Row were Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri. They won 110 games and won the American League pennant by 19 games. This was the year that Babe Ruth hit a Major League record 60 home runs, a record that stood for 34 years until Roger Maris broke it with 61 home runs. This Friday you will have a chance to touch a part of this historic effort of Babe Ruth.


    On Friday you will be able to hold and have your picture taken with the bat that Babe Ruth used in the 1927 season. The details on this event are from the Howard County Historical Society:

"FRIDAY JULY 12TH 7:00 - 9:00 PM: THE BABE'S BAT COMES TO HOWARD COUNTY!
     Calling all Baseball fans! Join us at the Miller Branch Library (1st floor meeting rooms) for an extra-special event co-sponsored by the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum that will feature a chance to see – and be photographed with – Babe Ruth’s 1927 record-setting HR bat. We will be celebrating the Babe’s connection to Howard County - he was married to his first wife Margaret Helen Woodford, in Ellicott City at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in 1914.

The event will also feature Baseball Historian Dr. Jerrold Casway who will give a talk on the "original" Baltimore Orioles who played in Charm City from 1882-1899.

Ballpark Food and Drinks will be served.

Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for HCHS members. Space is limited. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Howard County Historical Society.
Click here to purchase tickets "

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Murderers' Row not Murder's Row.

HoCo Connect said...

Thanks, that is why editors exist and posting while half awake!