FRIENDS OF THE BABE RUTH LEGACY
This is my chance to say thank you to the people who have unselfishly helped me thru the years. They have given me the gift of my grandfather and have jumped on the Babe ride and I will be forever grateful!
All the terrific articles on this site and ones to come he has found!
His "Home Run Graphs" are off the chart!
Along with Bruce he has contributed both pictures and articles.
Father Gabriel Costa
He has loved my grandfather for over 6o years! He works him into his sermons and his classes at West Point! "Gabe rhymes with Babe"
Dr. William Maloney
Professor of dentistry at NYU
I first met him when he wrote about what my grandfather actually died from. Not throat cancer. We have become great friends since. I think there is a book in the future!
Currator of the Yankee Museum at Yankee Stadium
Make sure to stop in and say hi when you go to a game and see his great displays!
John and Kathy Tornabene
Clean County Powerwashing, in Kings Park, NY
Met John when he cleaned my grandfathers Monument at Gates of Heaven Cemetary. He thought "Babe should sparkle in death as he did in life." Since then he has worked on Babe getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Mike T. Mauro
Mike has supported all my efforts to retire Babes #3 for years! He was the one to step up and make and maintain the first Babe Ruth Official Family site. He also wrote an amazing Mini Series Script on my grandfather and I was priveledged to help! It is incredible!
On Twitter @BSmile.
Bruce has done amazing colorizations on old pictures of my grandfather! He does all baseball. Thank you for allowing me to use them on this site! They sure do spruce it up!
Herbie and Dottie Buck
They have work earnestly worked on the retirement of #3. Even though he is a die hard Mantle fan, he loves my grandfather.
Stan (the Dancing Man) Grauso and his son Alex
Stan gave me the greatest gift. He knew my grandfather and told me wonderful things. When you did a favor for Babe, he did two for you. He never minded being bothered by fans when he ate, Stan was! He even said spending time with me, he felt was like spending time with Babe. Yes it was a OMG moment for me!
The Town of Lewisburg, PA
Jack, Lori and Betty Cook
Tim, BJ and her, dad Tom Reimensnyder
Betty Cook has had us as part of their famous 4th of July Parade(always held on weekend before the 4th) for the past 5 years. The town has opened their arms to us and made us feel at home. If you find yourself around Lewisburg, stop in, you will not be sorry! It is a town of good people.
Kate, Salty, me, JoAnne, and Betty.
We were lucky enough to be with the women of (AAGPBL)All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. They were great! In fact one of the women, Ruth Kramer Hartman, who is not pictured told me she hung with Babe and that I scrinched my face up when I talk just like he did? Yep, OMG moment.
Founder and CEO of the Power Showcase His family, son Jackson, parents, Barbara and Steven. They have honored my grandfather and made Babe a part of the Showcase. It is a power hitting showcase and very exciting! Check it out on "Ruthian Links" page.
Mike and Camille Costa
We have turned out to be great friends and we have joined with them to help their charities, St Jude's Children's Hospital and Fight Against Breast Cancer.
James Fiorentino, artist
James has always supported my grandfather and he and his family, have become a good friends. His talent is incredible!
He has been a good friend of the Legcacy and has helped in many ways. He is one in a million.
There are more friends and I know I have left some out, but please know that I appreciate all that is done to help me with my grandfather's legacy!! The fans who still pass them down to their children and grandchildren! I believe Babe has lessons that stand up even now. The journalist that still write great things about him.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Our Canadian friend! Your podcasts are awesome and look forward to your upcoming Cartoon! Thank you for all the conversations and fun about my grandfather. You are the best!
Rob has been there to help me with posters for events I do for my grandfather, and with building this site! Could have not done it without him. I love our talks about life. Thank you for all you have done.
The Legacy thnaks John & Kathy for powerwashing my grandfathers stone at the Gates Of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne NY. He cleaned all the mold off and it sparkled. John's company is Clean County Power Washers.
Welcome to Hauls of Shame
This site is dedicated to investigative reporting related to the soon-to-be published book, Hauls of Shame. While the book deals with the wide ranging problems of fraud and corruption in the baseball collectibles and auction industries, its primary focus is on the mysteries of the considerable thefts of rare, historical baseball artifacts from the collections of the New York Public Library, Boston Public Library and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hauls of Shame publishes breaking news, book excerpts, original essays and interviews with historians and those familiar with the investigations that have spurred earnest recovery efforts by the FBI, individual collectors and institutions. We offer an educational resource for the baseball collecting and research communities as the investigations yield evidence of items both suspected or confirmed as missing from the research archives of: NYPL's "Spalding Baseball Collection;" BPL's "McGreevey Baseball Picture Collection;" and the HOF's "August Herrmann Papers Collection."
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