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  • 45 Early Photos Of Babe Ruth From The Library Of Congress

    On July 11, 1914, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. played his first professional baseball game. The 19-year-old Boston Red Sox pitcher won the game against the Cleveland Naps, 4-3. He wen 0-for-2 at bat, striking out the first time and then removed for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. It was not a glorious start, but he would go on to become the biggest baseball player of the era. To celebrate Babe Ruth’s baseball centennial, we collected these Library of Congress photos from early in his career. Also, we came across his World War I draft card, listing his occupation as “Base Ball” and his place of employment as “Fenway Park.”

  • 10 Record Breaking Major League Baseball Contracts

    Baseball players are among the highest paid professional athletes—salaries that allow the leagues’ brightest stars to earn astronomical sums of money. Currently, the league’s highest paid player is Alex Rodriguez, who will make $29.5 million before the conclusion of the 2013 Major League Season. But, according to the folks at baseball almanac, Rodriguez’s current contract—while mammoth—is not unprecedented. And, while Rodriguez is the highest paid player in the history of the Big Leagues, there were other players that predate Rodriguez who—for their time—made unthinkable amounts of money. The players on this list are all players who became some of the most affluent players in sports history due to their teams demand for their talents. Before beginning, a reminder is needed to re-establish the fact that this is an article that contracts record-breaking contracts—it is not an article chronicling the largest contracts in Major League Baseball history.

  • Lets Talk About America For a Second

    Last week, instead of giving you all a history lesson we gave you 50 of this country’s manliest men.  Now it’s time to get back down to brass tacks.  This week in LTAAFAS we delve into this great country’s roots in discussing a vass array of subjects including the retirement of the Great Bambino, The United States victory in the Battle of Midway, and the death of our 40th President.  Enjoy!

  • Babe Ruth’s Home Runs in Perspective (Infographic)

    Babe Ruth’s home run numbers compared to the players of today are impressive. Compared to his peers they are basically unfathomable. An attempt to put them in perspective. In 1920 The Sultan of Swat hit more home runs than every team in the league except the Phillies and in 1921 hit more than the second and third leaders on the list combined.

  • Photo of the Day: Babe Ruth On The Red Sox

    93 years ago today the Red Sox announced they had sold their 25-year-old all-star pitcher Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees making Ruth’s transition from a pitcher to a power-hitting outfielder complete. To celebrate the occasion we take a look back at one of the all-time Red Sox greats. A man who was “less then a God, but more than a man. Like Hercules or something.” Babe Ruth’s legend is synonimous with the Yankees but before he wore pinstripes Babe Ruth was a Red Sox. We pulled together 30 rare photographs of Babe Ruth before he was a Yankee.

  • Remember When Babe Ruth Was On The Red Sox? [30 High-Res Photos]

    April 20th marks the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Fenway Park. To celebrate the occasion we take a look back at one of the all-time Red Sox greats. A man who was “less then a God, but more than a man. Like Hercules or something.” Babe Ruth’s legend is synonimous with the Yankees but before he wore pinstripes Babe Ruth was a Red Sox. We pulled together 30 rare photographs of Babe Ruth before he was a Yankee.

 
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