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Babe Ruth Birthday Talk with Bill Jenkinson
February 6, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On Saturday, February 6th at 11am, The Babe Ruth Museum will host a discussion celebrating Babe’s birthday featuring museum director Mike Gibbons and renowned baseball historian Bill Jenkinson. Topics of discussion will include Babe Ruth’s continued relevance as the game’s most storied player, and Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson’s contributions to the game of baseball and its history.
Mike Gibbons, who has served as the Museum’s executive director since 1983, said the program is part of a weekend commemoration of Ruth’s 121st birthday that includes the annual Babe Ruth Birthday Bash on Friday, February 5 at Pickles Pub in Baltimore. “We are excited to have Bill Jenkinson participate in our Saturday program. Bill is a preeminent Babe Ruth historian, as evidenced by his 2007 masterpiece, The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs, where his exhaustive research proves beyond a doubt that Ruth is the game’s ultimate slugger.”
Gibbons also noted that guests will experience a fully renovated Birthplace, highlighted by new exhibits, a handicap-accessible main entrance-way, and an elevator that accesses both floors of display galleries. The Birthplace will maintain regular operating hours, 10am to 5pm.
The program is included in the regular cost of admission to the museum, and museum members are free. Free parking is available on the museum’s lot in the 600 block of West Pratt Street next to the Camden Pub. Street parking is also available.