Sunday reading: Saving Ruth’s other fieldBy
As Babe Ruths’ legend has it, he honed his baseball skills at the St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore. The school closed in 1950, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore took it over. For 48 years, it served as the home to the Cardinal Gibbons School, and the lot were Ruth learned baseball is still a baseball diamond. Now, the Archdiocese has said the school will close, and another field from Ruth’s baseball past may be lost to history. Richard Sandomir this weekend wrote about the school and the history behind it in The Times today. It’s been a rough few years for Babe’s baseball haunts.