Mimics the "Babe"
Joe Holzman, 56, of Glen Burnie holds Ruth's bat as he mimics the "Babe" by pointing to the imagined center field where his hit will land. Babe Ruth fans had the opportunity to hold one of Babe Ruth's bats, in commemoration of his birthday on Feb. 6, 1895, at a fundraiser held at the Mercy Medical Center. Proceeds from the $10 donation were to be split between the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and the Mercy Medical Center NICU. (Baltimore Sun photo by Amy Davis /February 6, 2011)
Babe Ruth's 1927 record-setting home-run bat will be on display for Howard County baseball fans Friday at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City.
The event, from 7-9 p.m. in the library's first-floor meeting rooms, will feature Ruth's bat — available to be photographed — as part of a celebration of Ruth's connection to Howard County. In 1914, Ruth was married to his first wife, Margaret Helen Woodford, in Ellicott City's St. Paul's Catholic Church.
The event is co-sponsored by the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum and will feature ballpark food and drinks and a talk from baseball historian and Howard Community College professor Jerrold Casway, who will speak on Baltimore's 1882-99 baseball team.
Admission is $20 per person, $15 for Howard County Historical Society members. Space is limited. Proceeds benefit the historical society.
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