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On this day in 1917: Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth, not yet a famous outfielder, walks the Washington Senators’ lead-off batter and is ejected from the game for arguing with the umpire. Ernie Shore, an East Bend native and Guilford College graduate, comes on in relief, the base runner is thrown out attempting to […]

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– “Ruth’s hit carried at least 600 feet…  certainly a record that will stand for all time in Winston-Salem.” – Amnesia? A faked death? Or what? – “A preservationist by nature” from Durham blows his Maine chance. – Scavenged from Monitor repair job — and turned into a doll cradle! – So what comes after […]

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On this day in 1926: Babe Ruth visits Charlotte for a spring training exhibition and sets the town on its ear. Before the game he gives the local press a brief hotel-room interview. Reclining nude beneath a sheet and smoking a large cigar, he remarks on Southern women (“all they were cracked up to be”) […]

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