The Babe’s Birthday

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger star emerge from Baltimore than Babe Ruth. Born George Herman Ruth on Feb. 6, 1895, “The Babe” is the measuring stick for athletic stars. The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is hosting a party for him on his 111th birthday. Ruth died decades ago, but his legacy in baseball and beyond grows bigger each year. Fans can touch a bat used by the product of St. Mary’s Industrial School during the party. According to the Babe Ruth Museum site, tickets are $45 each for members of the Babe Ruth Museum, $55 apiece for the general public when purchased in advance and $60 each at the door on the night of the event. Ten or more tickets purchased together are discounted at $40 each. Proceeds will benefit Mercy Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which serves more than 400 babies each year, and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation.

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