Leif Johnson Staff Writer The Major League Baseball season is upon us once again as cities across the country celebrated the unofficial holiday known simply as “Opening Day”. While “Opening Day” has turned into several . . .
On Saturday the baseball community celebrated the birthday of the game’s greatest player, Babe Ruth. Ruth would have been 115 years old. He was born in 1895 in Baltimore and spent most of his youth in St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys.
It was at St. Mary’s where Ruth learned the game of baseball. He eventually caught the eye of pro scouts, and landed a contract with the minor league Baltimore Orioles. Ruth was then traded to the Boston Red Sox where he was a starting pitcher from 1914 to 1919. . . .