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Dunsmuir in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Babe Ruth Played Here

 
 
Babe Ruth Played Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
1. Babe Ruth Played Here Marker
Inscription.
Dunsmuir Centennial Committee
Baseball legend 'Babe' Ruth and his New York Yankee team mate Bob Meusel played in an exhibition game with local teams here on October 22, 1924.
Dedicated by
Grand Parlor,
Native Sons of the Golden West
June 14, 1986
Everett White Jr., Grand President

 
Erected 1986 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Grand Parlor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 41° 13.49′ N, 122° 16.56′ W. Marker is in Dunsmuir, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Dunsmuir Avenue north of Siskiyou Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4841 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir CA 96025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locomotive 1727 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexander Dunsmuir Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Soda Springs (approx. mile away); Dunsmuir World War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles
Babe Ruth Played Here - additional marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
2. Babe Ruth Played Here - additional marker
Mounted on the same rock as the main marker is a small Lions Club marker reading: Told to Reva Coon by her husband, "Bone's" Coon. Bones Coon was one of the Dunsmuir residents who played in the exhibition game with Ruth.
away); Battle Rock (approx. 5.8 miles away); Berryvale Post Office (approx. 6.3 miles away); Strawberry Valley Stage Station (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mt. Shasta Herald (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunsmuir.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a low rock to the right side of the entrance of the Dunsmuir City Park. If approaching from the north, one will see a locomotive and "Welcome Dunsmuir" sign upon arriving at the entrance. If driving from the south, at the entrance one will see a "Dunsmuir Botanical Garden" sign.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Dunsmuir Recreation & Parks. The Dunsmuir Parks and Recreation Department's story of Ruth's visit to Dunsmuir: On October 22, 1924, Babe Ruth played an exhibition game in Dunsmuir as part of his nationwide barnstorming tour. The Bambino was joined by Yankee teammate Bob Meusel and manager Christy Walsh. The game was sponsored by the Dunsmuir Lions Club and drew 900 people in the stands. (Submitted on February 11, 2011.) 

2. Dunsmuir - Ruth. A number of images relating
Babe Ruth (1921) image. Click for full size.
By Bain News Service, 1921
3. Babe Ruth (1921)
to Ruth's visit to Dunsmuir. (Submitted on February 11, 2011.) 

3. Babe Ruth's visit source of pride. Jim Schultz' Record Searchlight article (3/9/2008) detailing Ruth's visit to Dunsmuir: The seven-inning game, which saw Ruth and Meusel pick their teams from the local baseball talent, was sponsored by the Dunsmuir Lions Club, with a lot of financial help from Dunsmuir businessman Frank Talmadge, and drew more than 900 people who wanted to get a firsthand look at "The Babe." Ruth, who was made an honorary member of the Lions Club, also gave clear instructions to the pitcher to throw the ball over the plate. "The people didn't come here to watch me walk," he said. Although no one remembers the game's score, Ruth's team, which included "Bones" Coon, won. (Submitted on February 11, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Babe Ruth Played Here - view from the mound towards home plate image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
4. Babe Ruth Played Here - view from the mound towards home plate
Dunsmuir's baseball field looks much the same as when Ruth played here in 1924. Ruth is said to have hit a home run into the woods by the Sacramento River that was never found.
Babe Ruth Played Here Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
5. Babe Ruth Played Here Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, mounted on a low rock. Visible behind the rock is the backside of the baseball field's passenger stands behind home plate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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