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  • October 23, 2009 - USA Today
    MLB opens China training center to find new talent: There's a Babe Ruth in training right now. Here in China. Well, the sturdy 13-year-old is really Luan Chenchen and his teammates ...
  • October 23, 2009 - Associated Press
    MLB opens China training center to find new talent: WUXI, China (AP) -- There's a Babe Ruth in training right now. Here in China....
  • October 23, 2009 - Seattle Times
    MLB opens China training center to find new talent: There's a Babe Ruth in training right now. Here in China.
  • August 19, 2009 - MLB.com
    Fans' turn to pick Aaron Award nominees: In 1999, the Hank Aaron Award was introduced to honor the 25th anniversary of its namesake hitting his 715th home run and passing the Babe Ruth for what then was first place on the all-time list. Now you can help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the award by starting the process of determining which two players should receive this as best overall performers in each league.
  • August 19, 2009 - Boston Globe
    Pieces coming together: Picked-up pieces while wondering if anyone else thinks it's a coincidence that Babe Ruth (1948) and Elvis Presley (1977) died on this same day. The Sultan and the King . . .
  • July 15, 2009 - Philadelphia Daily News
    Martinez picks up fans on Philly streets, to sign 1-year deal with Phils: HE HAS WON Cy Youngs and a World Series. He has played in the country's largest city, and in one of its most fervent baseball markets. He is a hero in his homeland, both for his athletic exploits and his charity work. He once declared that if he ever came face-to-face with Babe Ruth, well, he'd probably drill the Bambino right in the keister.
  • July 30, 2009 - Houston Chronicle
    Pirates' Forbes Field broke historic ground: Roberto Clemente's first hit and Babe Ruth's parting shot occurred within the confines of the most spacious ballpark any major league baseball team called home.
  • July 12, 2009 - Seattle Times
    It's a dog-eat-dog game: Babe Ruth would have been so (burp) proud. Fans of the minor-league Albuquerque (N. M.) Isotopes broke their own hot-dog eating record Monday...
  • May 8, 2009 - Boston Globe
    A Fenway fairy tale: 'The Prince of Fenway Park," Julianna Baggott's latest novel for younger readers, centers on a 12-year-old boy who helps break the curse that once bedeviled the Boston Red Sox. Baggott's story incorporates time travel, racial prejudice, and a cast of fantasy creatures who inhabit Fenway Park's nooks and crannies. Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Bill Buckner, and Tom Yawkey figure in ...
  • May 19, 2009 - USA Today
    Bronx cheers Yanks' grand opening loss to Indians: The ghost of Babe Ruth was at the new Yankee Stadium Thursday, but the Bambino couldn't anything to help the home team.Despite a nod to Ruth's christening of their old cathedral, the Yankees were pounded 10-2 by the Cleveland Indians in the first game of their $1.5 billion stadium.

  • May 17, 2009 - MLB.com
    Famed Ruth bat part of festivities: In a symbolic gesture, the bat that Babe Ruth used to christen the original Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923, was laid across home plate before the bottom of the first inning on Thursday in the inaugural game at the new Yankee Stadium.
  • May 17, 2009 - Arizona Republic
    Humiliation, not glory, in Yankee Stadium opener: The Yankees opened baseball's fanciest and priciest ballpark Thursday with a performance that would have embarrassed Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other stars from their famous pinstriped past.
  • May 17, 2009 - Houston Chronicle
    Yankees embarrassed at new stadium opener: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other stars from the New York Yankees' famous pinstriped past would have been embarrassed.
  • May 17, 2009 - Baltimore Sun
    Yankees flop in opener: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other stars from the New York Yankees' famous pinstriped past would have been embarrassed.
  • May 17, 2009 - Seattle Times
    AL | Disappointing stadium debut for Yankees: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other stars from the Yankees'famous pinstriped past would have been embarrassed. After an 85-year run in a stadium...
  • May 17, 2009 - Philadelphia Daily News
    Indians make themselves at home in Yankees' new ballpark: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other stars from the New York Yankees' famous pinstriped past would have been embarrassed.After an 85-year run in a stadium that was home to 26 World Series champions, the Yankees opened baseball's fanciest and priciest ballpark yesterday with a humiliating 10-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
  • May 17, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Yankees ripped in opener at new stadium (AP):

    Clevand Indians high-five one another after beating the <a href=New York Yankees 10-2 Thursday, April 16, 2009, in the first regular season baseball game at the new Yankee Stadium in New York." align="left" border="0">

    Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other stars from the New York Yankees' famous pinstriped past would have been embarrassed. After an 85-year run in a stadium that was home to 26 World Series champions, the Yankees opened baseball's fanciest and priciest ballpark Thursday with a humiliating 10-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians.


  • May 16, 2009 - Seattle Times
    New $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium formally opens: The last time Yankee Stadium opened, Babe Ruth starred and the ballpark quickly became the house he built. Eighty-six years later, a new Yankee Stadium was ready to make its debut.
  • May 16, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Yankees set to formally open new stadium (AP): The last time Yankee Stadium opened, Babe Ruth starred and the ballpark quickly became the house he built. Eighty-six years later, a new Yankee Stadium was ready to make its debut. "They'll find a way to get those ghosts over there," former manager Joe Torre said Wednesday on the eve of the first regular-season game at the grandiose $1.5 billion ballpark.
  • May 6, 2009 - Boston Globe
    No sideshows as Red Sox go to work: Six months ago they came within one game of making it to the World Series. They have qualified for the postseason in five of the last six seasons, something they could not do even in the glory days of Babe Ruth.
  • May 4, 2009 - MLB.com
    A letter to Babe: You would be proud: Babe Ruth: You would be proud. They built a new house, and the people like it. Friday night was the first baseball game played in this new Yankee Stadium.
  • May 4, 2009 - Sports Illustrated
    Ted Keith: Yankees' new stadium as big club's expectations: In 1923, when Babe Ruth first stepped onto the field and surveyed the new ballpark that would come to be synonymous with his name, he is said to have taken in the vast sweep of baseball's first triple-deck stadium and gasped, "Some ball yard."
  • May 3, 2009 - MLB.com
    History continues at new Stadium: If Babe Ruth hopped out of a taxi cab at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue tomorrow, you could picture him instantly recognizing the vaulted archways and ornate eagle medallions of the Gate 4 entrance at the new Yankee Stadium.
  • March 9, 2009 - NY Times
    Sports of The Times: Indomitable Role Models for Rodriguez's Home-Run Chase: How will Alex Rodriguez handle the future as he contemplates an assault on the milestones of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds?

  • March 6, 2009 - USA Today
    Famous come out to celebrate Hank Aaron's 75th birthday: Hank Aaron was peppered with hate mail as he closed in on Babe Ruth's home run record.

  • March 6, 2009 - ESPN.com
    Famous friends fete Aaron on his 75th birthday: Hank Aaron was peppered with hate mail as he closed in on Babe Ruth's home run record. On his 75th birthday, "Hammerin' Hank" felt nothing but love.
  • January 26, 2009 - NY Times
    NYT>Baseball: Mr. Werber was a link to the Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and was the leadoff hitter in the first major league baseball game to be televised.

  • January 24, 2009 - NY Times
    Bill Werber, Infielder Who Played With Ruth, Is Dead at 100: Mr. Werber was a link to the Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and was the leadoff hitter in the first major league baseball game to be televised.

  • January 24, 2009 - NY Times
    NYT>Baseball: Mr. Werber was a link to the Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and was the leadoff hitter in the first major league baseball game to be televised.

  • January 23, 2009 - MLB.com
    Werber, oldest ex-big leaguer, dies: Bill Werber, who was the oldest living ex-Major Leaguer and a former teammate of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove, has died at age 100. He led the American League in stolen bases three times and was a member of the 1940 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds.
  • January 23, 2009 - USA Today
    Oldest ex-major leaguer, Ruth teammate Werber dies at 100: Bill Werber, who was the oldest living ex-major leaguer and a teammate of Babe Ruth, died Thursday. He was 100. Werber, a career .271 hitter who led the American League in stolen bases three times, played with Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove in stints with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. He hit .370 as the third baseman on the 1940 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds.

  • January 23, 2009 - Associated Press
    Oldest ex-major leaguer Werber dies at 100: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bill Werber, who was the oldest living ex-major leaguer and a teammate of Babe Ruth, died Thursday. He was 100. Werber, a career .271 hitter who led the American League in stolen bases three times, played with Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove in stints with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. He hit .370 as the third baseman on the 1940 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds....
  • January 23, 2009 - Seattle Times
    Oldest ex-major leaguer Werber dies at 100: Bill Werber, who was the oldest living ex-major leaguer and a teammate of Babe Ruth, died Thursday. He was 100. Werber, a career .271 hitter who led the American League in stolen bases three times, played with Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove in stints with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. He hit .370 as the third baseman on the 1940 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds.
  • January 23, 2009 - ESPN.com
    Oldest living major league player dies at 100: Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major leaguer and a former teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age 100.
  • December 18, 2008 - USA Today
    '38 Ruth Dodgers uniform goes for $310,500: SCP Auctions bought a full Babe Ruth 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers road uniform for $310,500 at auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum. ...
  • December 17, 2008 - ESPN.com
    Ruth's final uniform auctioned off for $310,500: SCP Auctions bought a full Babe Ruth 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers road uniform for $310,500 at auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum.
  • December 14, 2008 - USA Today
    Ruth monument packed up: Workers removed and crated the Babe Ruth monument that was first installed at Yankee Stadium in April 1949. In center field through the 1973 season, the tribute was relocated to Monument Park behind the left-field fence when the ballpark reopened in 1976 following a 2{-year renovation.

  • December 13, 2008 - MLB.com
    Monument of Babe Ruth removed: The Bronx-based Port Morris Tile and Marble Corporation was charged on Wednesday with the enviable yet daunting task of removing one the sturdiest artifacts from the grounds of Yankee Stadium -- the monument of Babe Ruth.
  • December 13, 2008 - NY Times
    The Babe Has Left the Building: It still seemed like an exhumation Wednesday in the Bronx when the famous Babe Ruth monument was hauled from the earth beyond the left center field wall.

  • December 13, 2008 - ESPN.com
    Babe on the move: Ruth monument relocated: Workers removed and crated the Babe Ruth monument that was first installed at Yankee Stadium in April 1949.
  • December 12, 2008 - MLB.com
    Emotional Aaron relates to Obama: Henry Aaron accomplished the improbable when, 27 years after the racial color barrier fell in the Majors, he broke Babe Ruth's seemingly unbreakable home run record. Now, 34 years later, Hammerin' Hank is overjoyed to see a fellow African-American ascend to President of the United States.
  • December 11, 2008 - MLB.com
    Monument Park transition under way: Construction workers officially began to disassemble Monument Park on Monday, in preparation for a move across the street to the new Yankee Stadium. And one of the more symbolic moves is yet to come, when the Yankees transport the monument of Babe Ruth to their new ballpark on Wednesday morning.
  • October 29, 2008 - Detroit News
    May World Series rest in peace: P HILADELPHIA -- On a windy, rainy night so brutally bitter it could make the ghost of Babe Ruth reach for a bottle of rye, the World Series died.
  • October 27, 2008 - Philadelphia Daily News
    Cubs' Ramirez, Red Sox' Youkilis win Hank Aaron Awards: Major League Baseball created the Hank Aaron Award in 1999 on the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record. A decade later, Aaron, a man who has done it all and seen it all, is still awed to have an award in his name, honoring the most outstanding offensive player in each league. It was an award Aaron would have won more than a few times if it had been around when he played.
  • October 23, 2008 - NY Times
    T.V. Sports: Finale Had Too Much Familiar and Too Much Missing: Sixty years after“The Babe Ruth Story,”with its misguided casting of the Babe, the Yankees proved that their casting skills were worse than the studio’s.

  • October 23, 2008 - Seattle Times
    Yankee Stadium closes after 85 years: Derek Jeter climbed the mound, surrounded by his teammates, and began the final farewell. Microphone in hand, the New York captain addressed the 54,610 fans who came to say so long to Yankee Stadium, his words booming around the old ballpark where the voices of Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle had echoed years before.
  • October 22, 2008 - MLB.com
    Babe's daughter tosses out first pitch: The daughter of legendary slugger Babe Ruth, Julia Ruth Stevens, threw out the first pitch on Sunday prior to the final game at the Cathedral.
  • October 22, 2008 - NY Times
    Night of Reflection for Sons of Two Yankee Greats: David Mantle and Billy Martin Jr. paid homage on Sunday night to Babe Ruth and Billy Martin, two Yankee greats.

  • October 22, 2008 - Associated Press
    Yankee Stadium closes after 85 years: NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter climbed the mound, surrounded by his teammates, and began the final farewell. Microphone in hand, the New York captain addressed the 54,610 fans who came to say so long to Yankee Stadium, his words booming around the old ballpark where the voices of Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle had echoed years before....
  • October 22, 2008 - Yahoo!
    Yankees bid farewell to Stadium with win (AP):

    <a href=New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera delivers the last pitch of the baseball game, to Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Roberts grounded out to first base to end the game, possibly the final game ever played in Yankee Stadium. " align="left" border="0">

    Mariano Rivera got the final out and the New York Yankees poured onto the field for a feel-good celebration. It nearly looked as though they'd won another championship, even though this season is almost sure to end without one. Rivera finished what Babe Ruth started 85 years ago, and New York bid farewell to fabled Yankee Stadium with a 7-3 victory over Baltimore on Sunday night that prevented...


  • October 10, 2008 - MLB.com
    Jeter passes Babe on hit list: Derek Jeter notched his 2,519th career hit as a Yankee on Tuesday, surpassing Babe Ruth for second place on the Yankees' all-time list. The shortstop stroked a groundball single to left off the Angels' Ervin Santana in the first inning.
  • October 10, 2008 - Seattle Times
    Jeter passes Babe Ruth on Yankees'hits list: Derek Jeter singled in the first inning Tuesday night, passing Babe Ruth for second place on the New York Yankees'career hits list.
  • October 6, 2008 - NY Times
    Yankees Have Yet to Honor Ruth in His House’s Final Season: In the weeks leading up to the final game at the house that Ruth built, a granddaughter of Babe Ruth questions whether the franchise has properly honored his memory.

  • October 3, 2008 - San Francisco Chronicle
    McClain's first MLB homer, rookie clout, highlight of blowout win over Rockies: - Were the Giants that naïve to think Scott McClain would fall for the silent treatment? For God's sake, he has seen everything in baseball. Well, almost everything. He was only 4 the year Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs. When McClain finally hit his first major-...
  • August 26, 2008 - Boston Globe
    A 'bye' week for Sox: It's the place where Johnny Damon hit two home runs to help silence a curse, the place where Aaron Boone hit one to keep it going. It's the place where Billy Rohr gained immortality, almost. It's the place of Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. And, for all ...
  • August 17, 2008 - NY Times
    Babe Ruth Called His Shot, From the Mound: In 1930, Babe Ruth approached the Yankees’rookie manager, Bob Shawkey, with the idea of pitching the season’s final game. Ruth went on to pitch a complete game.

  • August 8, 2008 - Detroit News
    Tony Paul: Ex-Yankee Byrd's best swings: On the links: Golf and baseball. Baseball and golf. The two sports always have shared a special bond -- from those legendary, globe-trotting charity matches between Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth in the 1940s, to the Ray Knight-Nancy Lopez union, to Rick Rhoden pummeling another field of celebs in Tahoe.
  • August 6, 2008 - Seattle Times
    AL | Babe Ruth killed by rare cancer, researcher says: Anybody who knows anything about New York Yankees lore knows about the death of Babe Ruth and his bittersweet farewell to baseball. Stooped and frail, the...
  • July 28, 2008 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    The Drill: Much too late for goodbyes: Many baseball players hang on just a year too long-think Willie Mays with the'73 Mets or Babe Ruth...
  • July 27, 2008 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Gerald Laird to receive most of the playing time at catcher:

    Laird returns

    Catcher Gerald Laird strolled into the Rangers’ clubhouse about two hours before game time Saturday and received a welcome normally reserved for long-lost family members.

    He had been away from the team for only two weeks, but he hasn’t played in more than a month because of a pulled right hamstring.

    But he was activated from the disabled list and is expected to start today.

    The Rangers placed right-hander Kevin Millwood (strained right groin) on the DL to clear room for Laird, who wrapped up a four-game rehab assignment with Triple A Oklahoma on Saturday.

    Manager Ron Washington said that Laird will receive most of the playing time behind the plate. Laird said he isn’t 100 percent but is healthy enough to start regularly.

    Catcher Max Ramirez will likely be sent to the minors today to make room for right-hander Eric Hurley, who is expected to be activated from the DL.

    No rest for Davis

    Rookie Chris Davis made his 23rd start of the season, a stat that includes all eight games on the second-half-opening nine-game road trip.

    Ron Washington said he hasn’t detected any signs of fatigue in Davis while adjusting to the big-league lifestyle. Neither has Davis.

    "I feel better now than I did at this time last year,"said Davis, who has altered his fitness regimen and diet to preserve energy.

    Cruz control

    Oklahoma outfielder Nelson Cruz made quite an impression last week on Gerald Laird.

    Cruz has victimized Pacific Coast League pitching for 36 homers and 91 RBI, and is batting .347.

    "He’s the best hitter I’ve ever seen in Triple A,"Laird said."He’s the Babe Ruth of the PCL."

    Ron Washington, though, said there is no spot on the Rangers’ roster for Cruz, who has had previous success at Triple A. But the Rangers— and other teams around baseball— have taken notice.

    "I know there’s a lot of teams interested in him,"Washington said.

    Briefly

    Right-hander Brandon McCarthy is scheduled to make another rehab start today for Oklahoma, throwing 75 pitches. Pitching coach Mark Connor said McCarthy would need two starts at 90 pitches before he would be considered for a big-league start.

    Reliever Joaquin Benoit faced five batters Friday on a Double A rehab assignment and retired none. Three had hits, two walked and two scored.

  • July 20, 2008 - Seattle Times
    Between the Seams | Baseball rebels, radicals star in museum of weird: There is a cigar stub Babe Ruth left at a brothel. And the shorn locks of an outfielder—the"Bearded Babe Ruth"—who played...
  • July 18, 2008 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
    HR ball sells for $172,500: An autographed baseball that Babe Ruth hit for the 712th home run of his career sold for $172,500 during All-Star Game festivities this week, according to Hunt Auctions of Exton, Pa.
  • July 16, 2008 - USA Today
    Hamilton hits record 28 first-round HRs, but Morneau wins: Justin Morneau won the Home Run Derby on Monday, but the contest will be remembered for Josh Hamilton's imitation of Babe Ruth.

  • July 16, 2008 - ESPN.com
    Babe's sweat-stained Yankee cap sells for $328K: A baseball cap worn by New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth has been auctioned for a record $328,000 on Monday.
  • July 9, 2008 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
    Babe Ruth's Forbes Field home run ball could fetch $200,000: Jim Englert's great uncle always knew he had a special piece of memorabilia from that day at Forbes Field when Babe Ruth put what would be the exclamation point on his storied career, but back in ...
  • July 5, 2008 - NY Times
    Yankees Notebook: Yankees Call the Shots on a Homer Promotion: The notion that David Ortiz would be given the chance to imitate Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium, prompted the Yankees to modify the format of a home rum promotion.

  • July 22, 2008 - Seattle Times
    Babe's daughter says goodbye: Julia Ruth Stevens had one last trip to make before Arizona became her year-round home. The 91-year-old daughter of Babe Ruth had to say...
  • July 11, 2008 - USA Today
    Clubhouse feuds a normal part of the game: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig didn't particularly care for one another.Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson traded barbs.Don Sutton and Steve Garvey never hung out together.But nowadays, when teammates feud, their tensions are aired endlessly, thanks to the 24-hour news cycle.

  • July 10, 2008 - Detroit News
    Griffey blasts 600th homer: Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th home run Monday night, completing his long ascent and becoming the sixth player in history to reach that milestone. The Cincinnati Reds outfielder homered off Florida lefty Mark Hendrickson in the first inning. Griffey joined Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa.
  • July 10, 2008 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Junior joins exclusive club:

    Report, 4D

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th career home run Monday, joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa at that plateau. The two-run shot off of Florida lefty Mark Hendrickson helped the Reds win 9-4.

  • May 24, 2008 - NY Times
    Ortiz as Ruth? Yankees Say Not in Their House: The team plans to sit down with league officials to discuss its objection to having a player from a historic rival to imitate Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium.

  • May 23, 2008 - NY Times
    Who’s Calling the Shots, the Yankees or Ortiz?: The Yankees were upset when they found out about a promotion that would cast David Ortiz of the Red Sox as a modern-day Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium during the All-Star Game festivities.

  • May 24, 2008 - Houston Chronicle
    Yankees with sweet teeth may go hungry: So it has come to this in New York: You can't get a Baby Ruth in the clubhouse that was home to Babe Ruth.
  • May 2, 2008 - MLB.com
    Yanks prevail in final Cathedral opener: Eighty-five years after Babe Ruth christened Yankee Stadium with a home run, the Yankees kick-started the ballpark's glorious sendoff season with a tight 3-2 victory over Toronto.
  • March 29, 2008 - Arizona Republic
    Yankee Stadium enters finale: Christened by Babe Ruth with a home run on Opening Day in 1923, the big house in the Bronx is set for its final season.
  • March 5, 2008 - MLB.com
    Former umpire Vargo dies at 79: Ed Vargo, a longtime National League umpire who worked in four World Series and was behind the plate when Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's career home run mark, has died. He was 79.
  • January 26, 2008 - MLB.com
    Babe Ruth's nephew convicted of fraud: Babe Ruth's nephew was convicted Friday of defrauding the Internal Revenue Service of about $360,000 by filing false income tax returns.
  • December 25, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    A-Rod could make $305M with package: Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees have agreed on a $30 million marketing package based on home-run achievements that could raise the total value of his new contract to $305 million over 10 years.Under the agreement, which remains to be finalized, Rodriguez could receive $6 million each for tying the home-run levels of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762), and an additional $6 million for breaking Bonds' major league record.
  • December 25, 2007 - Yahoo!
    A-Rod, Yanks agree to marketing package (AP):

    <a href=New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez dons his batting helmet to take batting practice before Game 3 of the Yankees' American League baseball division playoff series against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this Oct. 7, 2007 file photo. Rodriguez and the Yankees have agreed to the outline of a US$275 million, 10-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The deal could potentially allow Rodriguez to earn millions more if he sets the career home-run record. " align="left" border="0">

    Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees have agreed on a $30 million marketing package based on home-run achievements that could raise the total value of his new contract to $305 million over 10 years. Under the agreement, which remains to be finalized, Rodriguez could receive $6 million each for tying the home-run levels of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds...


  • December 18, 2007 - NY Times
    Records Are Made to Be ... Overstuffed With Significance: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds: All carried the cultural baggage of their times.
  • October 30, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Red Sox accomplished the expected, unbelievable: The last time the Red Sox won two World Series in four years, Babe Ruth was pitching in Boston.
  • October 26, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Inside the Green Monster: The Green Monster adds to the mystique of Fenway Park, which opened in 1912. It's where monstrous hits bounce off the wall for singles and doubles. Fenway is a monument to baseball history. It is where Babe Ruth played. Cy Young and Ted Williams, too. And it's the Green Monster that attracts so many visiting players before games. Rockies pitchers Aaron Cook and Jason Hirsh were two of the Rockies players who went inside the Monster to sign their names before Game 2. They now are a part of Fenway history, too.
  • October 12, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Living and dying with the Sports Illustrated cover jinx: If the 1920 sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees could keep the Boston Red Sox from winning a World Series for four generations, there's no telling how much trouble the Rockies could be in now that they're subject to theSports Illustrated cover jinx, what with ace Jeff Francis out front this week. Twenty-four times during the past 37 years major Colorado athletes and teams have appeared on the cover ofSI in what could be considered a"preview"of upcoming contests. And each time, th
  • August 8, 2007 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Alone at the top:

    Asterisk or not, Barry Bonds became baseball's home run king Tuesday, hitting No. 756 to break Hank Aaron's record.

    The San Francisco slugger blasted a 3-2 pitch from Washington left-hander Mike Bacsik into the seats in right-center field in the fifth inning.

    Is Bonds, tied to the BALCO scandal and alleged steroid use, now the greatest power hitter of all time?

    Let the debate begin.

    Arlington connection

    Bacsik is a former Ranger from Duncanville High."Me and Al Downing [who gave up 715 to Aaron] can do card shows together and sign famous autographs for being the guy,"Bacsik said before the game. Bacsik's father, an Arlington resident also named Mike and also a former Ranger, faced Aaron twice when Aaron had 755 home runs.

    There, not there

    Bonds'godfather, Willie Mays, and Frank Robinson from the commissioner's office were at the game. Commissioner Bud Selig, Aaron and Bonds'former personal trainer, jailed Greg Anderson, weren't.

    Who caught the ball?

    A fan wearing a Mets jersey, Matt Murphy of New York, emerged with the souvenir and a bloodied face, and was whisked away by security.

    Most powerful?

    Bonds has homered once every 12.9 at-bats in his career, better than Babe Ruth (13.2) or Hank Aaron (16.4).

    For the ages

    When Aaron hit his last home run (off the Angels'Dick Drago on July 20, 1976) his age was 42 years, 98 days. Bonds was 43 years, 14 days Tuesday.

    BONDS'HOMER HISTORY, 6D

  • August 8, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Bonds hits 756th HR, tops Aaron's record (AP): For one spectacular moment, Barry Bonds and everybody cheering him could forget about the controversy surrounding his chase and appreciate the phenomenal feat: 756. Nobody in the majors -- not Hank Aaron, not Babe Ruth -- has ever hit more home runs than the San Francisco star. On Tuesday night, in his home ballpark, it didn't matter how many of them might have been fueled by steroids or...
  • August 6, 2007 - MLB.com
    Wells gets Bonds' signature on rare ball: David Wells has an old, grainy, yellowing baseball that he purchased for $7,000 with a Babe Ruth signature scrawled across the sweet spot. Since the purchase, he had Hank Aaron sign the ball during a Padres trip to Atlanta, and on Sunday, he added the name of Barry Bonds in the left fielder's unmistakable script.
  • August 6, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Five years changed everything: Whether he likes it or not, Hank Aaron has company. Barry Bonds hit his 755th home run Saturday night, and the all-time homers record is jointly owned for the first time since Aaron and Babe Ruth were co-leaders at 714. "It would not affect me...
  • August 6, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Bonds tries to break HR record at home (AP):

    <a href=San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds, left, shakes hands with Charles Murphy, who caught Bonds's 70th home run of the season in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros in Houston, Thursday night, Oct. 4, 2001. Six years ago, when Bonds hit his 70th home run, the background at the following news conference was MLB logos. On Saturday night, Aug. 4, 2007, after Bonds hit his 755th home run the backdrop was a large Giants' logo. " align="left" border="0">

    For now, this is the tale of two kings: the embattled Barry Bonds, alleged steroid user, and Hank Aaron, the dignified slugger who made history passing Babe Ruth 33 years ago. Soon, Bonds will be all alone at the top of baseball's career home run list -- and he hopes to grab firm hold of that crown this week.


  • August 5, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Five years changed everything / Hank once had praise for Barry: Whether he likes it or not, Hank Aaron has company. Barry Bonds hit his 755th home run Saturday night, and the all-time homers record is jointly owned for the first time since Aaron and Babe Ruth were co-leaders at 714. "It would not affect me...
  • August 1, 2007 - Detroit News
    Trade deadline slumbers: Not yet running out of Z's, here's another trip through the ABC's of the baseball beat. From Babe Ruth, to Barry Bonds, to burgers with onions, in 3-2-1 . . .
  • July 30, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    LINCICOME: Cheat is on, and it's Aaron who is shorted: It is reasonable for the breaking of the all-time home run record to be a matter of generational pride, as it was when those who revered Babe Ruth resisted Henry Aaron, if some of them much too viciously.
  • July 21, 2007 - Houston Chronicle
    Are all sports records made to be broken?: Babe Ruth's career home run record lasted more than 38 years.Hank Aaronbroke that in 1974 and his mark has been on the books ever since. Soon,Barry Bondswill surpass Aaron and— on deck,Alex Rodriguezis already positioned to eclipse Bonds in a few years and become the next great home run champ.
  • July 21, 2007 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Record sluggers have hatred as common denominator Two sluggers face hatred as one part of push for record Aaron, Bonds faced hatred on the way to historic homer marks: SAN FRANCISCO - Hank Aaron chased baseball's career home run record in 1973 to a steady soundtrack of racist taunts and catcalls. Some fans booed him from the outfield bleachers. Others challenged him to fights. And that was just at his home games in Atlanta. Road games actually were a respite for Aaron, who was mostly cheered and honored away from Georgia as he closed in on Babe Ruth's mark. He played in front of thousands of empty seats and a handful of haters in Atlanta until he got within one homer of the record. More than 33 years later, Barry Bonds faces his own matrix of pressures, p
  • July 18, 2007 - Detroit News
    Some sports records stand the test of time: Babe Ruth's career home run record lasted more than 38 years. Hank Aaron broke that in 1974 and his mark has been on the books ever since.
  • July 12, 2007 - USA Today
    Home run kings still bow to the Sultan of Swat: Even as the home run record passes from Hank Aaron to Barry Bonds, neither seems able to shake the aura of Babe Ruth, who finished ...
  • July 10, 2007 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Top 10 home run hitters: Player, home runs 1. Hank Aaron, 755 2. Barry Bonds*, 751 3. Babe Ruth, 714 4. Willie Mays, 660 5. Sammy Sosa*, 602 6. Ken Griffey Jr.*, 586 (tie) Frank Robinson, 586 8. Mark McGwire, 583 9. Harmon Killebrew 573 10. Rafael Palmeiro 569 *-active
  • July 6, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    MOST MEMORABLE ALL-STAR MOMENTS / Domination: Hubbell strikes out string of Hall of Famers / Giants starter's act had the whiff of legend / Ruth and Gehrig were no match for Hubbell in '34: In an epic feat that hasn't been duplicated, Carl Hubbell struck out five future Hall of Famers in the second All-Star Game in 1934. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. "Well, Babe was in good company," said Ruth's...
  • July 4, 2007 - Associated Press
    Bonds Now 4 Shy of Aaron's HR Record: Barry Bonds moved a step closer to catching Hank Aaron in the city where Hammerin' Hank tied Babe Ruth's previous home run mark....
  • July 4, 2007 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Bonds hits homer No. 751 in Giants' loss to Reds: wCINCINNATI -- Does anyone really remember how the Atlanta Braves did in 1974, when Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth as baseball's all-time home run king? It's just as likely that Barry Bonds' compatriots will be lost in the fog of memory, especially since this Giants season has become so forgettable in every respect save one. Bonds is four home runs away from matching Aaron's all-time record after hitting his 751st in the first inning Tuesday, a two-run shot off Aaron Harang that found the right-field seats at Great American Ball Park. But like six of his past seven home runs, it came in a Gian
  • July 30, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Dreams made of tantalizing baseball matchups: The looming All-Star Game is a haven for flights of fancy, and Tim Kurkjian's is a beauty. Imagining the mythical matchup he'd most like to see, the ESPN baseball analyst came up with Babe Ruth vs. Nolan Ryan. Hard to argue with that. Ruth is often...
  • July 21, 2007 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Sosa is fifth player to hit 600 homers: ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Sammy Sosa's 600th homer resembled so many that came before -- except this time the Chicago Cubs were on the other side. Playing for Texas after a year out of baseball, Sosa became the fifth member of the 600-homer club Wednesday night when he connected against his former team. After driving a 1-2 pitch to right-center for a solo shot in the fifth inning of Texas' 7-3 victory, Sosa was mobbed at home plate by his teammates while the scoreboard showed pictures of all five members of the elite club: Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sosa. Sosa played for t
  • July 16, 2007 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Sosa one swing away from exclusive home run club: CINCINNATI - Sammy Sosa hit his 599th career homer Friday, a grand slam that left him one shy of a mark that seemed all but out of reach a year ago. The 38-year-old Texas slugger's ninth career grand slam came off Cincinnati's Matt Belisle in the fifth inning, ending a drought of 70 at-bats since his last homer, on May 22. With his next one, Sosa will become only the fifth player in major league history to reach 600. Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays are the other players ahead of him. Sosa hit his 500th homer at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati four games after it op
  • July 16, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Sosa grand slam key to Rangers win: Sammy Sosa hit a grand slam for his 599th career homer Friday night, taking another little hop toward history while leading the Texas Rangers to a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.The 38-year-old slugger is one homer away from a mark that only four others have reached - Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. He ended an 18-game homer drought with his first grand slam since Sept. 15, 2004.
  • July 16, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Red Sox ruin Barry's Boston debut: Barry Bonds is 742 homers ahead of Dustin Pedroia on the all-time list, but the diminutive Red Sox rookie can make a claim that the would-be home run king can't: He's homered at Fenway Park.Playing for the first time in Babe Ruth's first major-league ballpark, Bonds went 1-for-3 and failed to gain ground on Hank Aaron despite a long fly ball that was inches foul of being No. 748.
  • July 16, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Pedroia drives in five, BoSox rip Giants (AP):

    <a href=San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds, right, watches the flight of a ball, falling inches inside the foul zone, off a pitch by Boston Red Sox' Julian Tavarez in the first inning of a baseball game at Boston's Fenway Park, Friday, June 15, 2007. The Red Sox beat the Giants, 10-2. Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek looks on at left. " align="left" border="0">

    Barry Bonds is 742 homers ahead of Dustin Pedroia on the all-time list, but the diminutive Red Sox rookie can make a claim that the would-be home run king can't: He's homered at Fenway Park. Playing for the first time in Babe Ruth's first major-league ballpark, Bonds went 1-for-3 and failed to gain ground on Hank Aaron despite a long fly ball that was inches foul of being No.


  • May 25, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    A'S NOTEBOOK / Cust to be surrounded by friends and the aura of the Bambino: Jack Cust, who some say resembles Babe Ruth -- for his looks as well as recent offensive exploits with the A's -- is visiting the Babe's stomping ground this weekend. Baltimore is where Ruth was born and raised, and it's the site of the museum that...
  • May 25, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Bonds' imprint might not be lasting: In the summer of 1921, at the age of 26 and in only his fourth season as a position player, Babe Ruth became Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader.
  • May 25, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Comparatively put, Ruth had no equals: While Barry Bonds seems a virtual lock to climb atop the all-time home run list, with Babe Ruth in the third spot and Hank Aaron in between, there is no taking away from what Ruth accomplished.
  • May 25, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Cust in land of friends, family and the Bambino: Jack Cust, who some say resembles Babe Ruth -- for his looks as well as recent offensive exploits with the A's -- is visiting the Babe's stomping ground this weekend. Baltimore is where Ruth was born and raised, and it's the site of the museum that...
  • May 14, 2007 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Error opens way for Red Sox: Jeremy Guthrie took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning and came within two outs of his first complete game before Baltimore manager Sam Perlozzo pulled him, only to watch Boston score six runs and beat the Orioles. Guthrie retired eight straight when catcher Ramon Hernandez dropped Coco Crisp's popup near the third-base line for an error. Boston then got four hits, three walks and a hit batter. The rally saved Josh Beckett from his first loss of the year. But he left after four innings with a torn flap of skin on his right middle finger, failing to become the first eight-game winner in the major leagues and tie the franchise record -- held by Babe Ruth and two others -- for wins to start a season."We didn't make a couple of plays that we should have,"Perlozzo said.
  • May 13, 2007 - NY Times
    [TS] Sports of The Times: Going Deep, Before Bonds and Aaron and Ruth: Roger Connor, who held the career home run record before Babe Ruth, is comparable to Barry Bonds: a complicated blend of superb athlete and supreme egotist.
  • May 12, 2007 - Boston Herald
    Talk is, baseball builds characters: What, you think Curt Schilling is the first player in baseball history to make brash, outlandish comments?Ever hear of Babe Ruth? Dizzy Dean? Reggie Jackson? Pedro Martinez?The only difference is that...
  • May 3, 2007 - Associated Press
    Josh Beckett Is Closing in on the Babe: Josh Beckett became the first Boston Red Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since Roger Clemens in 1991, and is just two behind the team record shared by Babe Ruth and two others....
  • May 3, 2007 - Boston Globe
    Beckett catches Clemens in Red Sox lore: Josh Beckett caught Roger Clemens and is closing in on Babe Ruth. Beckett became the first Red Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since Roger Clemens in 1991 and is just two behind the team record shared by Ruth and two others.
  • May 3, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Beckett wins sixth as Red Sox edge A's (AP):

    <a href=Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis fires over to first but can't get the ball there in time on a single by Boston Red Sox's Jason Varitek in the second inning during their baseball game in Boston Wednesday, May 2, 2007." align="left" border="0">

    Josh Beckett caught Roger Clemens and is closing in on Babe Ruth. Beckett became the first Red Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since Roger Clemens in 1991 and is just two behind the team record shared by Ruth and two others. "Roger Clemens, probably over the long haul, has been the best pitcher on the planet," Beckett said after Boston beat the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Wednesday night.


  • May 30, 2007 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Got a request? Sweeney has power to make it happen: Baseball provided another of those special moments last week when Mike Sweeney went one up on Babe Ruth.
  • May 27, 2007 - MLB.com
    Pena's slam boosts Beckett to 5-0: Wily Mo Pena's eighth-inning grand slam kept Josh Beckett's perfect April intact as the Red Sox rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Orioles on Thursday night, completing a two-game sweep.Beckett (5-0) joined Babe Ruth (1917) and Pedro Martinez (2000) as the only Boston hurlers to start 5-0 in April.
  • May 27, 2007 - Boston Herald
    Beckett in rarefied air: Righty's April rivals Babe, Pedro: BALTIMORE - Babe Ruth, Pedro Martinez . . . and Josh Beckett?Yep. When Beckett pitched the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles last night at Camden Yards, he became just the third pitcher...
  • March 30, 2007 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Mind over matters: Phoenix - When Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's revered home run record on April 8, 1974, at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium,...
  • March 30, 2007 - Detroit News
    FIRST PITCH: National League:  The last time a man was approaching baseball's career home run record, he was bombarded with death threats and met by plenty of public resistance. Of course, Hank Aaron's chase of Babe Ruth in the 1970s was tarnished by bigotry.
  • March 17, 2007 - CBS Sportsline
    Cactus: Bonds takes Kim deep again in win: Friday's Cactus League roundup: Barry Bonds connected off Byung-Hyun Kim in their first matchup since the San Francisco star passed Babe Ruth with his 715th homer last May, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 11-7.
  • March 17, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Giants 11, Rockies 7: Barry Bonds' latest home run off Byung-Hyun Kim wasn't nearly as memorable as his previous one. Bonds connected off Kim in their first matchup since the San Francisco star passed Babe Ruth with his 715th homer last May, helping the Giants beat the...
  • March 17, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Another homer for Barry: Barry Bonds' latest home run off Byung-Hyun Kim wasn't nearly as memorable as his previous one.Bonds connected off Kim in their first matchup since the San Francisco star passed Babe Ruth with his 715th homer last May, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 11-7 Friday. With the Rockies hoping to showcase Kim for a potential trade, the Giants battered the right-hander for eight runsin 4 2-3 innings. That drove Kim's spring ERA up to 9.00 in 13 innings.
  • March 17, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Bonds homers off Rockies' Kim again (AP): Barry Bonds' latest home run off Byung-Hyun Kim wasn't nearly as memorable as his previous one. Bonds connected off Kim in their first matchup since the San Francisco star passed Babe Ruth with his 715th homer last May, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 11-7 Friday. With the Rockies hoping to showcase Kim for a potential trade, the Giants battered the right-hander for eight runs in 4 2-3...
  • March 13, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Kiner’s Korner once included Cobb, Dizzy and the Babe: Ralph Kiner shook hands with Babe Ruth, talked ball with Ty Cobb and hit a home run off Satchel Paige. Great names of the game, all gone.
  • March 9, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Kiner"s Korner once included Cobb, Dizzy and the Babe: Ralph Kiner shook hands with Babe Ruth, talked ball with Ty Cobb and hit a home run off Satchel Paige. Great names of the game, all gone.
  • March 6, 2007 - Associated Press
    Kiner's Korner Once Included the Legends: PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Ralph Kiner shook hands with Babe Ruth, talked ball with Ty Cobb and hit a home run off Satchel Paige. Great names of the game, all gone. "I miss the guys, the old guys," Kiner said....
  • March 6, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Kiner"s Korner once included Cobb, Dizzy and the Babe: Ralph Kiner shook hands with Babe Ruth, talked ball with Ty Cobb and hit a home run off Satchel Paige. Great names of the game, all gone.
  • March 13, 2007 - Philadelphia Inquirer
    Sam Donnellon | Howard faces real expectations: HE HAS BEEN our modern-day Babe Ruth, an easy and inviting smile accompanying those eye-popping blasts of his, his legend building not with word-of-mouth accounts but through hard-to-believe-your-eyes highlight clips.
  • March 12, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    FANTASY CORNER: For our purposes, spring is upon us There's a nasty Internet rumor out there that says spring begins March 21. Yeah, right. If you believe that one, then you probably believe Charlie Sheen could throw 100 mph, Babe Ruth was built like John...
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    Babe Ruth in the Library

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  • Growing Up Baseball: An Oral History by Harvey and Frederic J. Frommer
  • Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom by Bob Feller
  • Babe Ruth: Major-League Dad by Julia Ruth Stevens
  • Black Baseball In Kansas City: Images of America Series by Larry Lester
  • Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life by Hank Greenberg
  • The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball 2001 by Neft, Cohen et al
  • Baseball Records Registry by Joe Dittmar
  • Cobb Would Have Caught It: Golden Age of Baseball in Detroit by Richard Bak
  • Home of the Game: The Story of Camden Yards by Thom Loverro
  • Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield
  • DiMaggio: An Illustrated Life by Dick Johnson and Glenn Stout
  • The Man In The Dugout: Baseball's Top Managers and How They Got That Way by Leonard Koppett
  • Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson by hack_wilson.stm
  • Babe: The Legend Comes to Life by Robert Creamer
  • Josh Gibson: A Life in the Negro Leagues by William Brashler
  • Me And Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-Five Years Later by Sandy Tolan
  • Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms: A Lifetime of Memories from Striking out the Babe to Teeing It up with the President by Elden Auker
  • Baseball Days: Recollections of America's Favorite Pastime by Garret Mathews
  • I Was Right On Time: My Journey from Negro Leagues to the Majors by Buck O'Neil and Steve Wulf
  • You're Missin' A Great Game: From Casey to Ozzie, the Magic of Baseball and How to Get It Back by Whitey Herzog
  • The Ripken Way: A Manual For Baseball And Life by Cal Ripken, Sr.
  • Carl Erskine's Tales from the Dodger Dugout by Carl Erskine
  • Red Smith on Baseball: The Game's Greatest Writer on the Game's Greatest Years by Red Smith
  • Confessions Of A Baseball Purist: What's Right--and Wrong--with Baseball, as Seen from the Best Seat in the House by Mark Hyman and Jon Miller
  • The American League: The Early Years by David Lee Poremba
  • The House of David Baseball Team by Joel Hawkins
  • Yankees Baseball: The Golden Age by Richard Bak
  • Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time by Rob Neyer and Eddie Epstein
  • The Baseball Autograph Collector's Handbook by Jack Smalling
  • Spitters, Beanballs and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone: The Stories behind the Rules of Baseball by Waggoner et al
  • The Science Of Hitting by Ted Williams and John Underwood
  • Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections by Stephen Wong
  • 1960: The Last Pure Season by Kerry Keene
  • That One Glorious Season: Baseball Players With One Spectacular Year by Richard H. Letarte
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