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Clemente bat sells for $41,825

Clemente bat sells for $41,825

BALTIMORE, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A baseball bat used by Roberto Clemente in the 1960 World Series sold for $41,825 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 25, 2012.
By United Press International
Babe Ruth jersey auctioned for $4.41M

Babe Ruth jersey auctioned for $4.41M

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- A California auctioneer said baseball great Babe Ruth's 1920 New York Yankees jersey sold for a record $4.41 million.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 6, 2012.
By United Press International
National Archives thief gets 18 months

National Archives thief gets 18 months

GREENBELT, Md., May 3 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday sentenced an ex-employee of the National Archives in College Park, Md., to 18 months in prison for stealing hundreds of audio recordings.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 22, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
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Obama honors Cardinals at White House

Obama honors Cardinals at White House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama honored the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals team at the White House Tuesday, praising their comeback victory.
Perry, in new ad, vows not to quit

Perry, in new ad, vows not to quit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's never quit before and doesn't plan to quit now in the race to be the Republican presidential nominee.

MLB: St. Louis 16, Texas 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols blasted three homers Saturday, driving in six runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 16-7 rout of the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the World Series.
Former archives employee admits thefts

Former archives employee admits thefts

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An ex-employee of the National Archives in College Park, Md., has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of audio recordings, including one of Babe Ruth's voice.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.
By United Press International

Cubs legend Phil Cavaretta dies at 94

CHICAGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Phil Cavarretta, a leader of the Chicago Cubs 1945 World Series team, died in Georgia over the weekend at the age of 94, the Chicago Tribune said Sunday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

'Medium' finds Babe Ruth's piano … Pub's bar covered in 10,250 pennies … Kitten travels 130 miles behind car grill … Dad not fast enough in maternity dash … The world as we know it from UPI.
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A set of framed photos of Babe Ruth is up for auction at the Taste of the NFL on the eve of Super Bowl XLII on February 2, 2008. The Taste includes samples from some of the top restaurants in the U.S. as well as a charity auction. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935. Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters. Ruth was a mainstay in the Yankees' lineup that won seven pennants and four World Series titles during his tenure with the team. After a short stint with the Boston Braves in 1935, Ruth retired. In 1936, Ruth became one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ruth has since become regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture. He has been named the greatest baseball player in history in various surveys and rankings, and his home run hitting prowess and charismatic personality made him a larger than life figure in the "Roaring Twenties". Off the field he was famous for his charity, but also was noted for his often reckless lifestyle. Ruth is credited with changing baseball itself. The popularity of the game exploded in the 1920s, largely due to his influence. Ruth ushered in the "live-ball era", as his big swing led to escalating home run totals that not only excited fans, but helped baseball evolve from a low-scoring, speed-dominated game to a high-scoring power game.

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