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Babe Ruth's 500th Homer Bat Sells for, Well, a Lot

But the buyer who paid $1M remains unidentified

(Newser) - Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million, the AP reports. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel,... More »

After 3 Decades in a Closet, Sports Treasure Up for Auction

Bat Babe Ruth used to hit 500th home run likely to fetch at least $1M

(Newser) - Some very lucky person will get a piece of sports history just in time for Christmas. The Louisville Slugger bat Babe Ruth used to hit his 500th career home run at Cleveland's League Park is up for auction after three decades spent in a closet. The New York Yankee... More »

Babe Ruth Jersey Sets a Record

Rare piece of memorabilia sells for $5.6M

(Newser) - Babe Ruth led the league in home runs in 1930, with 49, per Baseball Reference . That statistic won't change. But the Hall of Famer improved another kind of stat Saturday, when a 1928-30 New York Yankees jersey he wore sold for $5.64 million, CNN reports. Hunt Auctions said... More »

Look Who's Getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Babe Ruth, Sheldon Adelson, and Elvis are among them

(Newser) - President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, Elvis Presley, and Babe Ruth. Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the... More »

Behold, the Signed Baseball to Top All Signed Baseballs

Clogged with signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and 8 other stars, it fetches $623K

(Newser) - How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins, and Pete Alexander, on the day they... More »

Babe Ruth Jersey Grabs $4.4M

Shirt bears names of city, King of Swing

(Newser) - The Great Bambino's baseball jersey has knocked one out of the park. Babe Ruth's cotton No. 44 shirt grabbed a hefty $4.4 million at auction. The road jersey worn by the Sultan of Swat in the 1920s busted a record for sports memorabilia. The previous record-holder—the... More »

Biggest Celebrity Funerals

(Newser) - The numbers of those who watched on TV or the Internet aren't yet crunched, but it's safe to say that Michael Jackson's funeral will rank up there with the biggest celebrity farewells. Time rounds up others:
  • Rudolph Valentino, 1926. A superstar of the silent era, Valentino’s sudden death drew
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Can Baseball Save America —Again?

(Newser) - Players like Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth inspired America to endure the Great Depression, but with the season kicking off tonight, can overpaid and steroid-ridden players still mean something in hard times? Eric Spitznagel hits the spring training circuit for Vanity Fair to find out—and puts the question to... More »

Yankee Stadium's Greatest Moments

The Post reflects on the closing stadium's mighty history

(Newser) - As Yankee Stadium hosts its last game today, the New York Post looks back at the greatest moments in “The House That Ruth Built." A smattering:
  • April 18, 1923: Seventy-five thousand fans cheer Babe Ruth's three-run homer on opening day.
  • April 27, 1947: Ruth says goodbye to the
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What Killed Babe Ruth?

Bambino helped with experimental trail for rare cancer

(Newser) - America thought Babe Ruth succumbed to throat cancer, caused at least in part by his smoking and drinking. But now a dentist who spent a year researching the circumstances surrounding the baseball legend's death tells the Sporting News that a different kind of cancer felled the slugger—and what's more,... More »

Jeter, Politely, Nudges Yankees Legends Aside

Captain, 33, seems surprised to find he's passing big names in team's record books

(Newser) - When Derek Jeter passed Joe DiMaggio on the Yankees' all-time hits list earlier this season, he didn’t even notice. “I had no idea,” the captain tells the New York Post. “Somebody said something to me because I didn't see it flash on the scoreboard.” Jeter,... More »

A-Rod Smashes 500th Homer

Sets record for youngest player in 500 club

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez finally blasted his way into the 500-homer club today, becoming, at age 32 and 8 days, the youngest baseball player to hit the mark. A-Rod swatted the first pitch he saw from Kansas City Royals' Kyle Davies, belting a three-run homer at Yankee Stadium. It had been a... More »

Yanks Down Orioles, 10-6

Johnny Damon saves New York from a three-game slide.

(Newser) - The Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-6 outing against Baltimore yesterday. A struggling Johnny Damon came up big for New York, posting three hits, four runs, and one spectacular catch in left field that stymied a fourth-inning Orioles rally. Alex Rodriguez came up empty in his bid... More »

Sosa Slams No. 600

Ranger becomes fifth member of exclusive club

(Newser) - Sammy Sosa homered for the 600th time last night, becoming just the fifth man to hit the storied mark. As the Texas Ranger rounded the bases in Arlington, the theme from "The Natural" played and the scoreboard pictured the other men who've reached the milestone—Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds,... More »

Pacino, Ono Push for Dead Celeb Bill

NY law would bar unauthorized bobble heads for 70 years

(Newser) - Actor Al Pacino and Yoko Ono are lobbying the New York legislature to make it a misdemeanor to merchandise unauthorized images of dead celebrities for up to 70 years after their death. The use of sound recordings, or faces and names on anything from T-shirts to bobble heads would require... More »

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