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Babe Ruth Historical Marker

  • Gillespie Street, N 35°02.552, W 78°52.931
  • Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Overview

    Open to the public.

    George Herman Ruth Jr., known as "The Sultan of Swat," "The Colossus of Clout," "The Great Bambino," or simply "The Babe," is considered by many the greatest baseball player who ever lived. In an era absent of steroids and multimillion dollar contracts, Babe Ruth dominated as a power hitter and became the first sports celebrity whose fame transcended baseball. However, few people today know that Ruth hit his first home run for 135 yards and received his famous moniker in Fayetteville while playing an exhibition game with the Baltimore Orioles in March, 1914.