Babe Ruth

The Bambino was born on Emory Street in Baltimore; his father ran a saloon on Camden Street (near the current centerfield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards) and the Babe spent some 10 years at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys in West Baltimore before signing with the minor-league Orioles in 1914. Sure, he earned his fame in Boston and New York, but once a Baltimorean, always a Baltimorean.
Leroy Merriken, Baltimore Sun file photo, 1931
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