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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Babe's Longest Homer
 
Babe's Longest Homer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2011
1. Babe's Longest Homer Marker
 
Inscription. At Tampa's Plant Field on April 4, 1919, "Babe" Ruth, playing for the Boston Red Sox against the N.Y. Giants, smacked a 587- foot home run that set a record in a pre-season game. 4,300 screaming fans saw the feat. Famed Evangelist Billy Sunday, an ex-major leaguer himself, who was conducting a tent revival on the Florida Fair Grounds nearby, had pitched the first ball of the game, and The Bambino's pace-setting ball was presented to him. Ruth played from 1915 to 1935. He is regarded as the most popular player and greatest slugger in history. One year he hit 60 homers.
 
Erected by The Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with The Italian-American Golf Association, Inc.
 
Location. 27° 56.811′ N, 82° 27.937′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on West North B Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the University of Tampa campus, in front of John Sykes College of Business between Poe Parkway and North Brevard Street. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 (about 500 feet away); United Spanish War Veterans (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Tampa Bay Hotel (about 600 feet away); De Soto (about 700 feet away); Fort Brooke Battery (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Tampa Bay Hotel (about 800 feet away); The Spanish Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Babe's Longest Homer Marker along West North B Street, on the University of Tampa campus Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2011
2. Babe's Longest Homer Marker along West North B Street, on the University of Tampa campus
 

 
Also see . . .  George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth ... "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat" Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, ... After moving to the Yankees, Ruth's transition from a pitcher to a power-hitting outfielder became complete. In his fifteen year Yankee career, consisting of over 2,000 games, Ruth re-wrote the record books in terms of his hitting achievements, while making only five widely-scattered token appearances on the mound, winning all of them.... (Submitted on August 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
"Babe" Ruth with Red Sox Photo, Click for full size
The Image of Their Greatness, authored by Lawrence Ritter and Donald Hong, circa 1918
3. "Babe" Ruth with Red Sox
published by Crown Publishers in 1979.
 
 
Babe's Longest Homer Marker, in front of John Sykes College of Business Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2011
4. Babe's Longest Homer Marker, in front of John Sykes College of Business
 
 
Babe's Longest Homer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2011
5. Babe's Longest Homer Marker
 
 
Babe's Longest Homer Marker, at right Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2011
6. Babe's Longest Homer Marker, at right
The $19.5 million Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, seen in background
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 528 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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