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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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'Shoeless Joe' bat fetched nearly $1 million at auction

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An antique bat swung by baseball pioneer "Shoeless" Joe Jackson hit a home run with buyers in New York Saturday, the auctioneers said.

Ball Babe Ruth signed for sick fan sells for $250,000

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A baseball legendary Yankee Babe Ruth signed for a sick child with a promise to "knock a homer" sold for $250,000 at a New York State auction.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
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Super Bowl ring returned to Lance Alworth after 1992 theft

ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in California have returned a Super Bowl ring to Hall of Famer Lance Alworth more than 20 years after it was stolen from a restaurant.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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Hank Aaron's home burglarized; jewelry and cars taken

ATLANTA, July 20 (UPI) -- Thieves burglarized the Atlanta home of baseball Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron and stole jewelry and two cars while he and his wife were away, police said.

Missing boy, 12, found sleeping in back of wrong car

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., June 27 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin said a 12-year-old boy missing for about two hours at a ballpark had fallen asleep in the wrong car.
Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

BERLIN, June 19 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an exchange of toasts Wednesday in Berlin, said U.S. President Barack Obama embodies "the image of the United States."

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 25, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 6, 2013.
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Babe Ruth
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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