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During the 1920s, baseball legend Babe Ruth often spent the off-season at Camp Bryan, a favorite hunting spot in Eastern North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 4, Sept 1992, p15-17, por
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3808
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Most people remember George Herman \"Babe\" Ruth as the mighty home run hitter for the New York Yankees. Few, however, know that he hit his first professional home run in a spring training game in Fayetteville in 1914. In April, 1952, a North Carolina highway historical marker was erected there to commemorate the event.
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8421
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The Baltimore Orioles spent the month of March 1914 in Fayetteville. Although the Orioles were still a minor league team, they had a talented rookie on their roster named George Herman Ruth. While in Fayetteville, Ruth hit his first homerun, pitched his first win, and earned the nickname “Dunn's Babe.” The name “Dunn” referred to Orioles manager, Jack Dunn. It soon disappeared, but the name “Babe” stuck. Ruth hit his first homerun on March &, 1914, during his first game as a professional player. On March 24, 1914, Ruth pitched against the Philadelphia Athletics, the reigning World Series champions, and won 6-2. Ruth spent free time in Fayetteville watching trains and riding elevators, because he had never before experienced either.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 52 Issue 12, May 1985, p16-18, il, por
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8847
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Fayetteville's Maurice Fleishman was the Baltimore Orioles' batboy when Babe Ruth made his first professional home run in Fayetteville in 1914. That year, team owner Jack Dunn had put together a team of former Major Leaguers, including Ruth, to come to Fayetteville for spring training. Fleishman's father and a friend, Jim Johnson, paid all the bills for the team.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 7, Dec 1980, p25, 38, il
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9083
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Babe Ruth was in the twilight of his career when he came to Asheville with the New York Yankees to play exhibition games against the Asheville Tourists of the Class B Piedmont League on April 7 and 9, 1931. Huge crowds turned out to see him. Babe and the Yankees had come to Asheville twice before, but he had been unable to play. Rain washed the games out in 1926. Terrell recounts the 1925 visit when Babe's stomachache and reports of his death garnered more news than the games.
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36290
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A building part of downtown Fayetteville since the 1920s had received a new lease on life. The facility, formerly a site for businesses such as the Prince Charles Hotel, would now house apartments and offer retail space.