The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum Follow us on Instagram! @BabeRuthMuseum George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born February 6, 1895 at 216 Emory Street, a Baltimore row house that is now just a long fly ball from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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The property was leased by Babe’s maternal grandfather, Pius Schamberger, who made his living as an upholsterer. By the late 1960s, the property and adjoining three row-house structures had fallen into disrepair and were scheduled for demolition. Hirsh Goldberg, press secretary for Baltimore’s Mayor Theodore McKeldin, launched a successful campaign to save and restore the Birthplace, which opened

The property was leased by Babe’s maternal grandfather, Pius Schamberger, who made his living as an upholsterer. By the late 1960s, the property and adjoining three row-house structures had fallen into disrepair and were scheduled for demolition. Hirsh Goldberg, press secretary for Baltimore’s Mayor Theodore McKeldin, launched a successful campaign to save and restore the Birthplace, which opened

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#TBT in honor of Chris Davis
08/12/2021

#TBT in honor of Chris Davis

CHRIS DAVIS’ HOME RUN BALL FROM ‘NO FANS’ GAME IN 2015

On April 29, 2015 the Baltimore Orioles hosted the Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The game was played before no fans, a first in the 145-year history of Major League Baseball. The genesis of this most remarkable situation occurred 17 days earlier, on April 12, when 25-year-old Freddie Gray, an African-American man, was arrested by Baltimore police. He sustained life-threatening injuries in police custody that day, and succumbed to those injuries on April 19.

Over the next week Baltimore erupted in violence. On April 25th riots broke out around Oriole Park, and fans attending the Orioles/Red Sox game were locked in the stadium until police were able to secure the area. Games scheduled against the White Sox on April 27 and 28 were postponed, but the game on the 29th had to be played because of scheduling problems and provisions in MLB’s collective bargaining agreement.

The Orioles, working with city officials, determined to move the 7:05 start time to the afternoon for security reasons, and to play the game before no fans. National reporters in town to cover the Freddie Gray incident swelled the number of media in attendance that day to capacity, with the Baltimore Sun reporting that the press box was standing room only.

Members of the Babe Ruth Museum staff were among dozens of fans watching the game from Camden Street, just outside their Sports Legends Museum offices.
We could hear the players’ on-field chatter, the TV and radio play-by-play and commentary. We grasped the surreal nature of the spectacle from our perch just beyond Monument Park in right-centerfield.

In the bottom of the first Orioles first-baseman Chris Davis clouted a three-run homer onto Eutaw Street. The ball bounded to rest outside of a men’s restroom. I knew that Orioles’ staffer Bill Stetka was attending the game, and called him to see if he could retrieve the Davis ball. He did, and the ball became part of our collection, an important artifact from a dark, yet significant, day in the history of Baltimore…and its baseball team.

Written by Mike Gibbons, historian and Director Emeritus at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

08/11/2021

Just a reminder: We are open until 6 for 7:05 Orioles home games!

08/09/2021

As of 9AM today, face masks are required for touring the Birthplace. This Baltimore City mandate applies to everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

We ask our visitors to remain socially distanced from those not in their party, mask up, and use our hand sanitizing stations. If you feel sick, or have been around someone who is, please stay home.

08/02/2021

Bill Stetka, Orioles' Director of Alumni, shares some never before heard insight on what could have been Brooks Robinson's last game.

#HowBoutThat #baberuthmuseum

Filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective

We're so excited to cheer on Team USA in the Olympics and Paralympic Games, and especially all of the Marylanders that a...
07/23/2021
Live Program with Kimmie and Jessica

We're so excited to cheer on Team USA in the Olympics and Paralympic Games, and especially all of the Marylanders that are competing in Tokyo!

Get ready for Opening Ceremonies by checking out this program from last year featuring Olympians Kimmie Meissner and Jessica Long.

#Olympics #olympics2021 #RoadToTokyo

https://youtu.be/3rkjWz4KFjU

Hmmm...we heard the Indianapolis Colts are planning to wear 1956 throwback jerseys this season...If you want a real (😉) ...
07/22/2021

Hmmm...we heard the Indianapolis Colts are planning to wear 1956 throwback jerseys this season...

If you want a real (😉) Colts throwback, come check out some of the Baltimore Colts artifacts we have on display - including the Super Bowl V Lombardi trophy, Johnny Unitas' high-top sneakers, Jim O'Brien's cleat, and Unitas' single bar helmet.

Hmmm...we heard the Indianapolis Colts are planning to wear 1956 throwback jerseys this season...

If you want a real (😉) Colts throwback, come check out some of the Baltimore Colts artifacts we have on display - including the Super Bowl V Lombardi trophy, Johnny Unitas' high-top sneakers, Jim O'Brien's cleat, and Unitas' single bar helmet.

07/22/2021

Is going to an All-Star Game on your baseball bucket list? Mike recounts his, and Baltimore's, first All-Star Game back in 1958.

If you could build your dream All-Star lineup, who would you pick? Let us know in the comments!

07/20/2021

History! Tonight's Orioles vs Rays game will feature the first all-woman broadcast crew to call an MLB game.

Watch the MLB Game of the Week live on YouTube at 7 PM ET here: Yt.be/WatchOriolesRays

07/13/2021

An unforgettable night.

#OTD in 1991, four Orioles combined to pitch a no-hitter, the most recent no-hitter until John Means pitched a solo no-h...
07/13/2021

#OTD in 1991, four Orioles combined to pitch a no-hitter, the most recent no-hitter until John Means pitched a solo no-hitter in May of this year.

#OTD in 1991, four Orioles combined to pitch a no-hitter, the most recent no-hitter until John Means pitched a solo no-hitter in May of this year.

Happy 4th of July! The Birthplace is open today from 10AM-4PM.
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! The Birthplace is open today from 10AM-4PM.

Happy 4th of July! The Birthplace is open today from 10AM-4PM.

Torrey Smith Launches Leadership Academy in West Baltimore
06/25/2021
Torrey Smith Launches Leadership Academy in West Baltimore

Torrey Smith Launches Leadership Academy in West Baltimore

Continuing his commitment to create positive change in Baltimore, former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and his wife, Chanel, have launched LEVEL Up Leadership Academy, an eight-week summer camp.

06/22/2021

How 'Bout That: Walk-off Win

Watch as Orioles broadcaster, Brett Hollander, shares his favorite June sports memory.

Let us know your favorite in the comments!

06/19/2021

35 years ago the world lost basketball phenom, Len Bias. Rewatch this program featuring UMD Basketball’s Tony Massenburg and Walt Williams and listen as they reflect on Len’s huge impact.

Photos from Reginald F. Lewis Museum's post
06/18/2021

Photos from Reginald F. Lewis Museum's post

It's International Picnic Day! This is your sign to plan a pre-game picnic at the Babe Ruth Museum. It's a great way to ...
06/18/2021

It's International Picnic Day! This is your sign to plan a pre-game picnic at the Babe Ruth Museum.

It's a great way to bring family and friends together - and with a limited time discount, you can't afford not to!

Save 20% when you book a pre-game party before the end of June!

It's International Picnic Day! This is your sign to plan a pre-game picnic at the Babe Ruth Museum.

It's a great way to bring family and friends together - and with a limited time discount, you can't afford not to!

Save 20% when you book a pre-game party before the end of June!

Does anyone remember when the Baltimore Ravens had THREE mascots? Until 2008, the team was represented by three brothers...
06/17/2021

Does anyone remember when the Baltimore Ravens had THREE mascots? Until 2008, the team was represented by three brothers...Edgar, Allan, and Poe! Edgar and Allan flew off to other bird business and left Poe in charge.

Learn more about Poe, or write him a letter, here: https://www.baltimoreravens.com/fans/mascots/

The 1954 "Mr. Oriole" mascot lasted only a short time. We think he is equally frightening and endearing. Mr. Oriole was ...
06/17/2021

The 1954 "Mr. Oriole" mascot lasted only a short time. We think he is equally frightening and endearing.

Mr. Oriole was also the FIRST costumed mascot in Major League Baseball.

#NationalMascotDay

The 1954 "Mr. Oriole" mascot lasted only a short time. We think he is equally frightening and endearing.

Mr. Oriole was also the FIRST costumed mascot in Major League Baseball.

#NationalMascotDay

On Opening Day 1979, the Oriole Bird hatched out of a giant egg at Memorial Stadium. Happy #NationalMascotDay to our fav...
06/17/2021

On Opening Day 1979, the Oriole Bird hatched out of a giant egg at Memorial Stadium. Happy #NationalMascotDay to our favorite Hall-of-Famer!!

Do you have any favorite memories with the Bird?

06/16/2021

How 'Bout That: Amateur Baseball

Do the names Sheriff Fowble, Walter Youse, and Aunt Mary Dobkin ring a bell? If not, you're missing out on Maryland's great amateur baseball legacy!

Head back to the sandlots with Executive Director Shawn Herne for this episode of How 'Bout That.

Have you watched any baseball greats work their way up? Tell us in the comments!

06/11/2021

How 'Bout That: Pre-Game Parties

Our friends Dan and Mike of Aliceanna Collective talk about how little they know about sports....no wait, they're talking about pre-game parties at the Birthplace.

We can help secure O's group-rate tickets, can recommend catering, provide seating for up to 50 people, and include admission in our rental price! We're a one-stop-shop for all of your pre-game needs. Book your party or inquire about available dates by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 410-727-1539.

06/07/2021
Week 10 Recap

No wonder it was so hot this weekend...🧐

😤💪 that's birdland baby! ⚾
05/27/2021

😤💪 that's birdland baby! ⚾

Two @Orioles no-hitter caps and balls, one from John Means from this year and another from @Jim22Palmer in 1969. All now have a home in Cooperstown. Photo: Milo Stewart Jr.

05/27/2021

How Bout That: Mini Yankee Stadium

Lifelong Yankee fan, Brad Merila, started building this 1:360 scale model of Yankee Stadium when he was 13...and didn't finish until he was 30! With no internet, computers, or blue prints, Brad pieced together references of the ballpark and began building.

What's your favorite part of this miniature? Let us know in the comments!

Filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective

*Correction: screen was a piece of his niece's wedding veil.

We NO you didn't miss this last night!!
05/06/2021

We NO you didn't miss this last night!!

John Means history.

Address

216 Emory St
Baltimore, MD
21230

Right on the Light Rail Line and several MTA bus stops near by

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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(410) 727-1539

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Hey Babe Ruth Birthplace. The Howard County Historical Society issues a "Strange Things in the Collection" Challenge. Here's ours... Thomas Johnson was a major historical figure during the Revolutionary period and the first Governor of Maryland. Johnson was born in Calvert County in 1732, one of ten children who were all home-educated. Johnson took an interest in legal studies and eventually became a lawyer in 1753 with a practice in Frederick County by 1760. During the American Revolution, he served as a delegate for Maryland to the Continental Congress and also served in the Maryland militia out of Elkridge. Along with his brothers, he also supported the war effort by producing ammunition and cannons at their Catoctin Furnace near Frederick. After the Revolution, he served as Maryland’s 1st Governor from 1777-1779, as senior justice in the Maryland General Court and was also on the commission that would lay out the federal capital in 1791, Washington D.C. This interesting set of upper and lower false teeth set in 10 carat gold with gold springs was donated to the Historical Society by Dr. R. D. Menton who was given them by Mrs. M. Owings Buck, a direct descendant of Thomas Johnson. Can you just imagine how uncomfortable Governor Johnson must have been with these springs pinching his cheeks from the inside?
Babe Ruth Day - April 27th, 1947 was declared Babe Ruth Day by Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler. It was a national event to celebrate the Sultan of Swat. I wasn't sure how to share this, so I just pasted the link. https://www.facebook.com/tom.derry.56/posts/2863243297045433
Looking forward to Opening Day and a Great Year of baseball in Baltimore at Camden yards,, anyone have any info on this Brass ORIOLE M.C. pin?
CATONSVILLE, MD -- "Play ball!"
Q. Who was Babe Ruth's maternal grandfather? A. Pius Schamberger or "Pi" for short. It was in his house on Emory Street where Babe Ruth was born. So the Babe Ruth birthplace could also be known as the "House of Pi." Happy Pi Day!
The Ty Cobb Museum send out our sympathy to George Herman "Babe" Ruth's family. Our hearts are with you during your time of grief.
I cannot wait to see it. I was always a Yankee fan and I enjoyed the spirit of BRuth.
Forbes features new discovery of earliest known Babe photo in game action.
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any good picture of babe ruth