Ruth’s Grand-Daughter, Biographer At Sports Legends Museum

SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUM AT CAMDEN YARDS PRESENTS PROGRAM WITH LINDA RUTH TOSSETTI AND BILL JENKINSON ON AUGUST 15TH

Babe Ruth’s Granddaughter and Ruth Biographer to Discuss His Remarkable Life

Baltimore,  MD  –  Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will  host Linda Ruth Tossetti, Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, and Bill Jenkinson, Babe Ruth biographer and author, on Saturday, August 15th at 3:00 p.m.

Tossetti will meet with fans, discuss memories of her grandfather and her efforts to have Major League Baseball honor Babe by retiring the number 3, which he wore with the New York Yankees. A question and answer session will follow. Admission is free with regular paid admission to the Museum.

Appearing with Linda will be Bill Jenkinson, a Babe Ruth biographer and author of  The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs: Recrowning Baseball’s Greatest Slugger.  

In this researched examination of Ruth’s storied career, he argues that the Bambino was the greatest slugger of all-time. To make his point, he approaches Ruth from three perspectives. First, he discusses and analyzes Ruth’s historic batting power, relying on original newspaper accounts. He then examines Ruth’s hidden career of about 800 exhibition games. Finally, he does a degree-of- difficulty analysis between the various conditions (equipment, medical sophistication, and press scrutiny, among other factors) Ruth experienced and those of sluggers in other eras.

Located adjacent to the main gate of Oriole Park, Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards consists of 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits profiling Maryland’s sports history, including an extensive gallery dedicated to Ruth that chronicles his life and features unique items such as his kimono from Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel that was presented to Ruth by the Japanese government during his trans-Pacific goodwill mission.

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Curt Smith On Vin Scully @ Sports Legends

SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUM AT CAMDEN YARDS PRESENTS EVENT WITH CURT SMITH, AUTHOR OF PULL UP A CHAIR: THE VIN SCULLY STORY

Author, Columnist and Radio Show Host to Discuss & Sign Recently Published Book

Baltimore, MD – Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards today announced that it will host a discussion and book signing with, author Curt Smith, on Friday, July 31st, at 3:00 p.m.  Smith will discuss his 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story

Following the discussion, there will be a question and answer session plus a book signing.  The signing is free with regular paid admission to the Museum.   The book chronicles the life and career of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who holds the distinction of the longest consecutive service of any current major league broadcaster for one team – the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Born in the Bronx, Scully began his broadcasting career while attending Fordham University. He announced baseball games over the University’s radio station and got experience “in the field” by playing for the team for two seasons.

A year after graduating, he joined the Dodgers in 1950, where he worked alongside Radio Hall of Famer and baseball legend Red Barber. Scully is so well-regarded for his mastery of the English language and his enviable demeanor that the “voice of the Dodgers” has become the “voice of the World Series” year after year for the CBS Radio Network.

In 1976, Dodger fans voted Scully the “most memorable personality” in Los Angeles Dodger history.  He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.  According to Booklist,Smith is the perfect Scully biographer…as nimble and creative with the written word as Scully is with the spoken one Smith is an author, columnist and radio talk show host who also served as the primary speech writer – for former President George H.W. Bush.

After leaving the White House in 1993, Smith wrote and co-produced prime-time Voices of The Game ESPN TV documentaries, helped write ABC/ESPN’s SportsCentury series, hosted the Smithsonian Institution and XM Satellite Radio Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum series, and keynoted events like the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

He has authored more than a dozen books and written for national publications, including Reader’s Digest and Sports Illustrated.

19th Century Base Ball @ Sports Legends Museum

SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUM TO EXPLORE 19TH CENTURY BASEBALL ARTIFACTS WITH PROGRAM ON SATURDAY, JULY 11TH

WHAT:  Program Exploring 19th Century Baseball Artifacts

WHO:  Baseball Historian, Richard “Pastime” D’Ambrisi

WHEN:  Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards (301 W. Camden Street)

WHY:  Baseball  historian  Richard  “Pastime”  D’Ambrisi will  present  a  program  where  he  will display and discuss 19th Century baseball artifacts.

 D’Ambrisi has traveled to many vintage baseball tournaments and conferences throughout the northeast, offering his expertise on different aspects of the early history of America’s national game.

He has been involved with the vintage baseball movement for over sixteen years and is a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association, the Society for American Baseball Research, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Association for Interpretation. 

Richard is the team historian and a founding member of the Chesapeake & Potomac 1860s vintage baseball club in Maryland, was Chairman of the 2008 Sideline Interpretation Committee and 2008 interim Historian for the Vintage Base Ball Association.

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