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Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Babe Ruth

 
 
Babe Ruth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
1. Babe Ruth Marker
Inscription. Ruth trained here nine times and became a very familiar face around Hot Springs. He hiked the mountains, took the baths, played golf, patronized the casinos, and visited the racetrack.

On March 17, 1918 (St. Patrick's Day), he launched a mammoth home run from Whittington Park on the fly inside the Alligator Farm. It has been measured at 573 feet, baseball's first 500-foot-plus drive.
 
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission.
 
Location. 34° 30.914′ N, 93° 4.361′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is at the intersection of Whittington Avenue and Woodfin Street, on the left when traveling west on Whittington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 847 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Fogel Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Smoky Joe Wood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whittington Park (about 500 feet away);
Babe Ruth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
2. Babe Ruth Marker
Mel Ott (about 500 feet away); 122 (approx. one mile away); 126 (approx. one mile away); Site of the Founding Convention Assemblies of God April 2-12, 1914 (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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