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Jeter gone, A-Rod back and Yanks open vs. Jays as underdog

...Toronto Blue Jays, a season that begins with New York in the unfamiliar role of underdog."Life had to go on without Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and Yogi and Mantle," manager Joe Girardi said. "It just happens."For much of last year, it appeared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-05/jeter-gone-rod-back-and-yanks-ope
Maker of iconic Louisville Slugger bats selling brand to Wilson Sporting Goods for $70 million

...going ... going ... nearly gone.The company that makes the iconic bats gripped by generations of ballplayers ? from Babe Ruth to David Wright ? announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-23/maker-iconic-louisville-sl
Ex-Brave John Smoltz says making hall still hasn't set in

...the game's past.There was on this day, and Smoltz was in awe as he sat in the Plaque Gallery."When I think of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb and what's behind me is just incredible," he said. "I've always had a decent perspective of the evolutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-03/ex-brave-john-smoltz-say
Halo proves we haven't seen everything yet

...sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting 20,000 feet up.No Web sites mentioned aliens. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Jeb Stuart, Babe Ruth, Ronald Reagan. YOUR MAIL: Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, send a postcard from the Smoky Mountains and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/halo-proves-we-havent-seen-ev
A-Rod might not get $6 million from Yankees for tying Willie Mays at 660 home runs

...the time of the marketing agreement, those accomplishments were contemplated to be tying the home run totals of Mays, Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762), and breaking Bonds' major league record.Rodriguez returns to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-27/rod-might-not-get-6-mill
Elder broke Augusta National color barrier 40 years ago

...happy to be a part of," Elder said. APRIL 1974 WAS a historic month for black athletes.On April 8, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record when he blasted Al Downing's pitch over the left-centerfield wall at Atlanta-Fulton...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/history/elder-broke-augusta-national-color-barr
Orioles pull away from Tigers in Game 1

...right in the bottom half after Nick Markakis hit a leadoff single. It was his 15th career postseason home run, tied with Babe Ruth for 10th place on the career list."It's just I like to enjoy this moment, you know," Cruz said. "I think as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-02/orioles-pull-away-tigers
Yankees honor Tino Martinez with plaque in Monument Park

...Martinez's plaque becomes the 27th located in the elegant area behind the center-field fence at Yankee Stadium, along with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and late owner George Steinbrenner.Martinez helped the Yankees win four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-21/yankees-honor-tino-marti
Tobacco: Baseball's dangerous tradition

...pictured in uniform chewing tobacco, year after year.Baseball has been plagued by the smokeless stuff since well before Babe Ruth's time. The Babe himself, a smokeless tobacco user, died of throat cancer at age 53.So it wasn't all that surprising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-19/tobacco-baseballs-danger
Iowa baseball star Bob Feller's hometown museum struggles to stay afloat

...near a major or minor-league stadium, such as Ted Williams' Museum and Hitter Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum near Camden Yards in Baltimore. Most of the other facilities honoring baseball are in close proximity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-26/iowa-baseball-star-bobf-