"Babe Ruth Birthplace and Orioles Museum" Baltimore Off The Beaten Path Tip by Ewingjr98

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I visited the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Orioles Museum as a student, probably way back in 1993 or 1994.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born February 6, 1895 at this home on 216 Emory Street. He lived here until the age of seven, when Ruth's father sent him away to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys. At this orphanage, Babe Ruth learned to play baseball, and from here he signed his first brief contract with the Baltimore Orioles in 1914. Later that year the contract was purchased by the Red Sox and Ruth's big league career began. While he started as primarily a pitcher, over the next five years his hitting flourished, leading the league in home runs. By 1919, Ruth demanded a salary higher than his $10,000 per year, so the Red Sox were forced to sell him to the Yankees for $100,000. Babe played the next 15 years for the Yankees where he proved himself to be the game's greatest player.

The museum opened in 1974 and has since expanded to include the new sports museum at the Eutaw Street side of Camden Yards.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids, but there is a slight discount is you buy tickets for the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards as well.

Located a block northwest of Camden Yards.

othercontact: 216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 2
Phone: 410-727-1539
Website: http://www.baberuthmuseum.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 4, 2014
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