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History Lesson: Babe Ruth Goes Out Swingin'

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on May 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM

74 years ago to the day, on May 30 1935, Babe Ruth struck out, injured his knee, and left the game. He announced his retirement two days later. Kind of a sad note to end one of the most legendary athletic careers.

What should be noted: Five days before his final strikeout, on May 25, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Ruth went 4-for-4, drove in 6 runs and hit 3 home runs against the Pirates. The Babe's final home run cleared the roof at the old Forbes Field—making Ruth the first player to accomplish that feat. 

What can we learn from the Great Bambino's final game strikeout?

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Topics: Babe Ruth, Baseball History

Evolution of the Fungo Bat [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Aug 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

History, as a rule, unfolds slowly in the game of baseball. The traditions continue for decades. The art of using a fungo bat is preserved as the coach's skill, and the fungo bat has long served players in their journey to get better. The evolution of the fungo and fungo bat have a history all their own and we're just adding another chapter to the book. 

Check out the infographic below.

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Topics: fungo, FungoMan, Baseball History, Fungoes, Fungo Bat

7 Historic Baseball Moments That Inspired Us [Infographics]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jul 1, 2016 12:10:40 PM

Tis' the season to watch young players sign contracts to play professional baseball, and the experience never gets old to watch. As the next wave of ball players take their place on the stage of the Big Show, we thought it'd be fun to take a second, or third...ok, let's be real, hundredth look back at some iconic moments of baseball. 

Check out artist, Justin Bopp's infographics of these amazingly historic and inspiring moments in baseball history.

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Topics: Baseball trivia, MLB, Baseball Infographics, Baseball History