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Throwback Thursday: Baseball Legends Play Golf in Newton

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:28 AM

Tomorrow is April 1st, which is my favorite day of the year. No, I’m not a prankster, but the beginning of April means that the start of the next baseball season isn’t far behind. There is no better way to celebrate the return of Boston baseball, then by honoring one of the game’s greatest icons, and a local legend, George Herman “Babe” Ruth.

Throwback Thursday: Baseball Legends Play Golf in Newton | Wicked Local Media Solutions

In 1941, Babe Ruth and hall-of-fame outfielder Ty Cobb agreed to play a best-of-three charity golf tournament, the first game took place at Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, Massachusetts. According to this article, tickets to the match cost a dollar and all proceeds were donated to the Golden Rule Farm for Boys in Franklin, N.H., and the United Service Organizations. Ty Cobb won the game at Brae Burn and said, “...I have something good to tell my children. I have finally beaten the Babe at something.” Babe Ruth would win the next two matches in New York and Michigan.

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