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Sports Legends Museum

Long before nicknames like “the Sultan of Swat” and “the Babe,” George Herman Ruth, Jr. was a bright-eyed, Baltimore-born ballplayer. Even though Babe played the majority of his major league ball for the Yankees, his storied career is cataloged and on display in Baltimore at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum ExteriorThe museum is made up of several exhibits, such as the 500 Home Run Club and the Historic House. It even boasts the small upstairs bedroom where Ruth was actually born on February 6, 1895. Located just a long fly ball away from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the museum can easily be found by following the 60 painted baseballs on the sidewalks leading from the ballpark to the museum’s front door.

Looking for a more comprehensive Baltimore sports experience? Opened in May 2005, the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards is home to everything from horse racing to the Baltimore Colts, the Blast to the Ravens, and the Terps to the O’s. Located inside the historic Camden Station (Abe Lincoln stopped here en route to his 1861 Inauguration,) the Sports Legends Museum is every fan’s ticket to history. With interactive exhibits, one of a kind memorabilia, and frequent appearances by Baltimore sports icons, Sports Legends Museum is a must-see for any fan.

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Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends MuseumBabe Ruth Birthplace Museum
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Neighborhood: Ridgely’s Delight
     
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

301 West Camden Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Neighborhood: Camden
     

Source: baberuthmuseum.com

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Baltimore Orioles 2012

April in Baltimore means three things: 1. blue crab season opens, 2. the start of neighborhood street festivals, and 3. Orioles Baseball. We can practically hearthe roar from section 34 now as the 2012 Birds prepare to take the field this Friday, April 6 against the Minnesota Twins for Opening Day. Adding to the excitement, “the stadium that changed baseball,” Oriole Park at Camden Yards, celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year with ceremonies honoring team greats like Frank Robinson, Arnold Palmer, and Cal Ripken Jr. (among others,) stadium improvements, commemorative logo stamped baseballs used during all O’s home games, new food venues available on gamesdays and more.

But before the first commemorative ball is put into play, fans will be treated to a variety of Opening Day pregame events such as musical groups roaming Eutaw Street and the main concourses, God Bless America complete with the large 15 Star American flag from Fort McHenry in center field, and the 2011 Golden Glove presentations to Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis. Make sure you’re in your seats for the ceremonial first pitch, as Rick Sutcliffe is set to throw to Chris Hoiles, the starting pitcher and catcher from the ballpark’s debut two decades ago, April 6, 1992.

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National Great Blacks In Wax LogoOriole Park at Camden Yards
333 West Camden Street
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Neighborhood: Camden

     

Source: baltimore.orioles.mlb.com