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Here for 1st MLB All-Star Game--1933 at Comiskey in Chicago--Babe Ruth (hit game's 1st HR), Al Simmons, Earl Averill:

Roy Campanella (1921 - 1993) Baseball player, Hall of Fame catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers who was paralyzed in an auto accident in mid-career, his autobiography (and the movie about his life) was called "It's Good to Be Alive"

Unpublished. Babe Ruth in the locker room at Yankee Stadium, June 13, 1948, the day his number 3 was retired

Jackie Mitchell the only woman to strike out Babe Ruth AND Lou Gehrig, after doing so she had her contract voided. April 2, 1931.

64 years ago, a 19-year-old Mickey Mantle hit a baseball somewhere between 550-660 feet



Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library