Delanco in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Herman “Babe” Ruth
Erected by Presented by Delanco Women's Civic Club.
Location. 40° 3.012′ N, 74° 57.062′ W. Marker is in Delanco, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cooper Street and Hickory Street, on the right when traveling north on Cooper Street. Touch for map. The athletic field was dedicated July 4, 1922 and has been in continuous use as a baseball venue in Delanco since that time. Marker is in this post office area: Riverside NJ 08075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delanco's Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Second World War 1941 - 1945 (approx. half a mile away); Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); To Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - Korea - Vietnam (approx. half a mile away); Andalusia (approx. 1.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); World War II Observation Tower (approx. 1.6 miles away); Katharine Drexel Avenue of Flags (approx. 1.6 miles away); New Riverside Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delanco.
Regarding "Babe" Ruth. Babe Ruth, who was playing for the New York Yankees in 1924, received special permission to play an exhibition game in the tiny town of Delanco New Jersey. It was widely advertised and the event became the largest in Delanco history. The Pennsylvania railroad ran extra trains and newspapers estimated that 5,000 people attended. Babe Ruth played for the Delanco team and the Burlington County All-Stars were engaged to oppose them. Ruth's homer came in the fifth inning. He "socked it a terrific thump and the pellet sailed far and away over the fence in right field, for the first time in the history of Delanco Park." "It gave Delanco a 4 - 2 lead that was thereafter not disputed", according to a newspaper account.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Peter Fritz of Delanco, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 162 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Peter Fritz of Delanco, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.