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

Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever

March 17, 1918

 

—Hot Springs, Arkansas —

 
Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 7, 2018
1. Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever Marker
Inscription. A towering shot traveled from home plate at Whittington Park into the second alligator pond at the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo. The distance was 573 feet.
 
Location. 34° 30.899′ N, 93° 4.361′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Whittington Ave. and Woodfin Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Babe Ruth (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Fogel Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Smoky Joe Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Whittington Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mel Ott (about 600 feet away); Lefty Grove (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bill Dickey (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Additional keywords. Baseball
 
Categories. Sports
 
Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 7, 2018
2. Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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