The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. will open “One Life: Babe Ruth,” the first exhibition in the “One Life” series devoted to a baseball star. It will open June 24 and run through May 21, 2017.
Featuring more than 30 objects, including prints and photographs of Ruth, personal memorabilia and selected artifacts of adverting that he endorsed, this exhibition “will explore the man, the legend and the portrayal of one of the greatest immortals of sports” according to Smithsonian officials.
The exhibition will conclude with a look at a few of baseball’s greats—Hank Aaron, Roger Maris and Whitey Ford—who chased and broke one or more of the Babe’s long-standing records.
Our buddy Dave Marren, an Indianapolis TV station photographer, took his four-year-old son Tommy to Chicago Monday night to watch their White Sox play the Tigers.
They watched dejectedly as the Sox fell behind by seven runs but sticking around to the end paid off.
Fan favorite Adam Eaton capped a wild comeback with a 12th inning single as the Sox beat Detroit 8-7. As they watched the celebration from the stands, young Tommy slipped down by the Sox dugout and stood wide-eyed. That’s when Eaton spotted him–and tossed him his sweaty but triumphant game-worn, game-winning jersey.
The moment got some much deserved love from Chicago’s WGN.
One month ago Wednesday, a PSA 9 Nolan Ryan rookie card sold for $41,825 (then a record).
The latest sale? A “little” more than that.
Pro Golfer Jordan Spieth has had it with adult autograph seekers who think nothing of leaning into kids along the ropes at tournaments.
“You smoosh a kid, I’m not signing for you,” he told Fox Sports for this story.