BALTIMORE HISTORY PHOTOS

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Babe Ruth and the Holocaust

Babe Ruth in 1921
George Grantham Bain

Why would this month’s history column be about a German-Catholic athlete?   Here’s our pitch. It’s a Baltimore baseball story of sorts, but while Jews love baseball, not everyone knows there is a single, but meaningful, Jewish connection to Baltimore’s baseball icon George Herman “Babe” Ruth. The particular incident, described in the following article by… Read More