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 to the public as a national shrine in July, 1974. The not-for-profit Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc. was formed to govern the operation. Exhibits depicting the Historic House and life and times of Babe Ruth were installed with the help of Babe’s widow, Claire; his two daughters, Dorothy and Julia; and his sister, Mamie, who was also born at 216 Emory Street. In 1983, the operation expanded to become the official museum of the Baltimore Orioles, the team that signed Ruth to his first professional contract. At that time, the Foundation began formally operating as the Babe Ruth Museum. In 1985 the Mayor of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer, designated the Museum as the official archives of the Baltimore Colts, who had departed the previous year for Indianapolis.

Operating as usual

04/30/2021
How 'Bout That: Coach Frese

Over 500 career wins, AP Coach of the year, what else can she possibly do?!

Just because it’s no longer March doesn’t mean we’re going to stop celebrating the amazing Women in Maryland sports history. And...it's her birthday!

Katie Dick of the Babe Ruth Museum takes us back through an inspiring year of basketball for the Lady Terps and their superstar head coach, Brenda Frese.

What an incredible feat!
04/28/2021

What an incredible feat!

When Shohei Ohtani takes the mound tonight, he'll be the first pitcher to start a game while also leading the league in HR since ...

Babe Ruth, 100 𝔂𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓼 𝓪𝓰𝓸. 😱

It's National Babe Ruth Day! The tradition began with a tribute to Babe at Yankee Stadium on April 27, 1947. Celebrate t...
04/27/2021

It's National Babe Ruth Day! The tradition began with a tribute to Babe at Yankee Stadium on April 27, 1947.

Celebrate today by playing catch, hittin' a homer, watching the game, eating a hot dog (or several), and pay your respects to the greatest player of all time!

The Yankees are in town and we're open all week! Come by and see us.

It's National Babe Ruth Day! The tradition began with a tribute to Babe at Yankee Stadium on April 27, 1947.

Celebrate today by playing catch, hittin' a homer, watching the game, eating a hot dog (or several), and pay your respects to the greatest player of all time!

The Yankees are in town and we're open all week! Come by and see us.

04/23/2021

The Babe Ruth Movie you never actually saw...

Most people remember “The Babe” featuring John Goodman, but the made for TV movie in which Babe was portrayed by Steven Lang (Avatar, Gettysburg, Tombstone), was considered the most accurate depiction of him on film.

In this episode of How 'Bout That Shawn Herne shares some, well...unique props...

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04/16/2021
How 'Bout That: Opening Day

Baltimore's best holiday...

How did this year’s opening day compare to memories of past ones? Was it even more powerful because we couldn’t attend in 2020?

Mike Gibbons of the Babe Ruth Museum reminisces on his favorite opening day as we take a look at some historic moments from both Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards.

Filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective

Photos from The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.'s post
04/15/2021

Photos from The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.'s post

04/08/2021

The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is closed to the public today. We will be open tomorrow from 10-4!

Photos from SABR Baltimore/Babe Ruth Chapter's post
04/05/2021

Photos from SABR Baltimore/Babe Ruth Chapter's post

From all of us to all of you! We can't wait to welcome fans back to Baltimore - see everything you missed in 2020 with o...
04/01/2021

From all of us to all of you! We can't wait to welcome fans back to Baltimore - see everything you missed in 2020 with our updated hours of operation!

04/01/2021

Congratulations Coach Brenda Frese on AP National Coach of the Year!

03/31/2021
How 'Bout That: The Oriole Way

Brandon Hyde...the new Paul Richards?

Your 2021 Orioles may be onto something special.

If you’re reading this, you most likely don’t remember the 1954 birds...but maybe you should. A mix of washed up veterans, a rising farm system and a young and hungry coach paved the way for 2+ decades of Orioles success. Could this be the new us? #letsgoos

03/25/2021
The Ties That Bind

HAPPY MARYLAND DAY!

From Babe Ruth to Pam Shriver, Michael Phelps, Leon Day, Toots Barger, Cal, and everyone in between - some of the best athletes in the world are from Maryland, raised in Maryland, or have played on Maryland teams.

Could it be something in the water? The tendency to put Old Bay on everything? The best flag in the US? Best baseball stadium?

Whatever it is, our sports heritage is second to none.

#MarylandDay

03/15/2021
How 'Bout That: Tough Terps Losses

What was a tougher 2001 loss, Terps fans?

The infamous 10 pt comeback in :58 seconds at Cole Field House OR losing a 22 pt lead at the Final Four, both courtesy of the hated Duke Blue Devils. #shareyourfeelings

Mike Gibbons of the Babe Ruth Museum recalls where he was during those gut-wrenching losses and how they propelled a pact from Gary Williams and his returning players for 2002.

All artifacts shown are part of the Babe Ruth Museum's Sports Legends Collection.

Filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective

03/12/2021

Getting ready to make your bracket? You'll want to avoid losses like these...

Catch the full video on these tough Terps losses on Monday!

#terps #maryland #baberuthmuseum #ncaa #basketball #marchmadness

03/10/2021

Since Governor Hogan’s address yesterday, we have received several inquiries about Opening Day. Our first priority is to keep our visitors and staff safe. Like our fellow institutions, we are waiting for guidance from Mayor Scott and the Baltimore City Health Department. Any decisions regarding Opening Day will be made in accordance with city and state precautions. Thank you for your patience, support, and enthusiasm!

03/05/2021
The Ties That Bind

There’s something special about spring, with baseball season right around the corner, that makes us reflect on what sports mean to us. Our sports heritage is what binds us together.

Share this video with your teammates, family, friends and let us know what sports heritage means to you!

“The Ties That Bind” was filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective

Photos from Baltimore Orioles's post
03/03/2021

Photos from Baltimore Orioles's post

03/02/2021
Birthday Bash - Night 2

Night 2 of our 27th Annual Birthday Bash!
Night 2 is all about the Babe. First, shake up a "Bambino" cocktail with J. Austin Bitner of the The Engineers Society of Baltimore then watch our panelists featuring Babe Ruth historian Bill Jenkinson, Senior Curator for the National Baseball HoF, Tom Shieber, award winning Ruthian biographer Jane Leavy and former major leaguer, Baltimore's own, Mark Teixeira, interviewed by Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione.

Sponsored by O'Connor Cares Solutions
Filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective

03/02/2021
Birthday Bash - Night 1

Night 1 of our 27th Annual Birthday Bash, originally broadcast 2/23.
First up, the Orioles Brandon Hyde and MASN's Roch Kubatko followed by University of Maryland coaches Brenda Frese, Mike Locksley, and Mark Turgeon interviewed by Johnny Holliday.

Filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective.

Photos from The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.'s post
03/02/2021

Photos from The Leon Day Foundation, Inc.'s post

03/01/2021

Auction closes at 9PM, get those bids in!

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Ted Patterson on Jackie Robinson
02/26/2021
Ted Patterson on Jackie Robinson

Ted Patterson on Jackie Robinson

Longtime Baltimore sportscaster and author Ted Patterson interviewing Jackie Robinson in 1971 and John Patti of WBAL Radio discussing that interview with Ted in 2013.

We hope you enjoyed our first virtual Birthday Bash!  We couldn’t have done it without the help of our volunteers, event...
02/26/2021
Birthday Bash

We hope you enjoyed our first virtual Birthday Bash! We couldn’t have done it without the help of our volunteers, event committee, donors, sponsors, panelists, and our viewers. Thanks for celebrating Maryland’s sports heritage with us!

Our silent auction continues until Sunday (2/28) at 9PM over at birthdaybash.givesmart.com

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Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:
Anonymous

Program Sponsors:
O’Connor Cares Solutions and Fran Soistman

Additional Sponsors:
Steve and Debbie Peroutka,
Fran McCabe,
Mortgage 24/7
Centric Business Solutions
the Jaklitsch Law Group

In-Kind Sponsore:
the Engineering Society of Baltimore
First Floor Graphics
Mission BBQ
Aliceanna Collective

Thank you to the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens, Archer Seating, Cal Ripken, Jr, the Golden Arm Foundation, Peter and Renee Coolbaugh, Glenn Valis, Nick Fino, Pete Wright, Danny Torres, John Pennisi and Dennis Fulton for the silent auction donations.

And, of course, thank you to all of our panelists: Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, Jim Palmer, Brandon Hyde, Jon Miller, Roch Kubatko, Brenda Frese, Mike Locksley, Mark Turgeon, Johnny Holiday, authors Bill Jenkinson and Jane Leavy, Baseball HOF Curator Tom Shieber, Mark Teixeira and Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione.

Our show was filmed and produced by Aliceanna Collective

Help Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum spread the word about Babe's Birthday Bash!

Don't miss our last night of Bash! Brooks, Boog, and Palmer with Jon Miller!birthdaybash.givesmart.com
02/25/2021

Don't miss our last night of Bash! Brooks, Boog, and Palmer with Jon Miller!

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Bid on auction items and buy tickets for these great raffle items!ORIOLE BASKETThe contents of the Orioles Gift Basket i...
02/25/2021

Bid on auction items and buy tickets for these great raffle items!

ORIOLE BASKET
The contents of the Orioles Gift Basket is youth-oriented. There are 3 ball caps, a batting helmet, 3 tee shirts, a nice glove, a regular size bat, a baseball, baseball cards, O's magnets, Youth O's Black Jersey, cups and other miscellaneous items.

BABE RUTH MUSEUM PACKAGE
A Family Membership to the Birthplace
A private archive tour for 6 people (can be transferred)
A Babe Ruth mini bat, museum baseball, signed Champions print, and museum t-shirt.

JOHNNY U & BBQ
#19 XL Replica Johnny Unitas Jersey, Beat Indy shirt, Marching to Miami Unitas shirt, and 19 free sandwich cards from Mission BBQ.

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Night 2 is all about the Babe! Head to birthdaybash.givesmart.com and check out our program and auction!birthdaybash.giv...
02/24/2021

Night 2 is all about the Babe! Head to birthdaybash.givesmart.com and check out our program and auction!

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Grab the ingredients for "The Bambino," a manhattan style cocktail made by our friend J, the Executive Director at The E...
02/24/2021

Grab the ingredients for "The Bambino," a manhattan style cocktail made by our friend J, the Executive Director at The Engineers Society of Baltimore!

This cocktail will pair perfectly with our program about the Babe tonight - panelists include Babe Ruth historian Bill Jenkinson, Senior Curator for the National Baseball HoF, Tom Shieber, award winning Ruthian biographer Jane Leavy and former major leaguer, Baltimore's own, Mark Teixeira, interviewed by Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione.

🍸🍸 click for the recipe:
https://e.givesmart.com/events/khL/page/bambinococktail/

Our Babe Ruth program will air tonight at 6:10 on our event site: birthdaybash.givesmart.com.

Have you checked out our auction? Here are just a few of the items - including a Cal Ripken Jr. autographed Camden Yards...
02/24/2021

Have you checked out our auction? Here are just a few of the items - including a Cal Ripken Jr. autographed Camden Yards seat, game used Mark Teixeira bat, and original Batman drawing by comic artist Joe Giella!! Auction ends SUNDAY so there's plenty of time to get your bids in!

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EVENT UPDATE: We have changed the date of our 27th Annual Birthday Bash to February 23rd - 25th.  Our three-day virtual ...
01/22/2021

EVENT UPDATE: We have changed the date of our 27th Annual Birthday Bash to February 23rd - 25th. Our three-day virtual event will feature programming on Babe Ruth, the Orioles, and the University of Maryland Terrapins.

Stay tuned for information on how to register for the event and announcements about special guests!

Address

216 Emory St
Baltimore, MD
21230

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

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(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.
good babe ruth book
any good picture of babe ruth