Babe Ruth Day


“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”

– Babe Ruth (1895-1948)

American Major League Baseball player (1914-1935)

April 27th is celebrated in ballparks throughout the United States and Japan as “Babe Ruth Day” in honor of the “King of Swing,” who helped people fall in love with baseball. In his Hall of Fame induction speech on June 12, 1939, Ruth quipped, “As my old friend Cy Young says, ‘I hope it goes another hundred years and the next hundred years will be the greatest.’ You know to me this is just like an anniversary, because 25 years ago yesterday, I pitched my first baseball game in Boston, for the Boston Red Sox.”

Play ball!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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