Babe Ruth Day

April 27 is National Babe Ruth Day, when baseball fans worldwide celebrate baseball's all-time greatest player. It originated on April 27, 1947, when the new Commissioner of Baseball Albert "Happy" Chandler proclaimed it, and a major celebration of Ruth’s career was held at Yankee Stadium. Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an expert archives technician … Continue reading Babe Ruth Day

The Inventors Behind America’s Favorite Pastime

Today’s post comes from Saba Samy, an intern at the National Archives in Washington, DC.  On April 15, 1947, Jack Roosevelt ("Jackie") Robinson made his debut in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. That year, Robinson also won the Rookie of the Year Award, making his entrance into the major league unforgettable as the … Continue reading The Inventors Behind America’s Favorite Pastime