Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Babe Ruth in Philadelphia

From New York City to small towns all across America, Babe Ruth left an impression. Seven decades after his death, Babe Ruth remains a fixture in the story of American sports, and of America itself.  Philadelphia is no different. Through all the years he played and partied here, several events enhanced the legend of the Yankees slugger. 

It was in the Philadelphia area where he almost died in a late-night car crash, where he suited up to play for a Catholic parish team, where he hit his longest major-league home run, and where he played his final baseball game at the Baker Bowl at Broad and Lehigh.

Join us as Frank Fitzpatrick, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Frank’s Place” columnist, shares the exploits of “The Babe” during his visits to Philadelphia. 

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
The Parish House, Homestead Hall
821 Homestead Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
(east side of Old York Road, one block south of the Jenkintown Library, and one block north of West Avenue)

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215–886–8590.