March 19th, 2014

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

 

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under honors the one and only Babe with three days left.
  •  Jon SooHoo shares photos from the Dodgers’ workout down under at Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Todd Zolecki has quotes from both Jimmy Rollins and Ruben Amaro Jr. about the shortstop.
  • Greg Johns says that Robinson Cano stayed sharp by working with his father while away.
  • The Cubs have launched a WrigleyField100.com website and Vine Line Blog has details.
  • Jennifer Langosch provides an update on Ozzie Smith’s push to make Opening Day a holiday.
  • Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reports on Kris Medlen’s second Tommy John surgery.
  • John & Cait announce the return of DNR Days for hunting and fishing enthusiasts in 2014.
  •  Braves front office staff visited a local after-school program and Braves Give tells the story.
  • Teen Pro Blogger Matt Nadel has posted a review of George Will’s book on Wrigley Field.
  • Matt’s Bats features nine-year old Matt Eisner’s preview of the National League West.

 

3 Days – Babe Ruth

You know everything there is to know about Babe Ruth. Except how he did in his career on Opening Day. See the unbelievable numbers and join me on the Opening Day Countdown Down Under blog as we honor The Bambino just three days away from the start of another Major League Baseball season.

Grand Openings

Babe Ruth

He wore No. 3 for only seven seasons, but boy did he wear it big.

Babe Ruth already had hit 470 of his 714 home runs by Opening Day in 1929, when the Yankees and Indians became the first Major League Baseball clubs to regularly wear jersey numbers on their backs. (Go back to our 8 Days post for more on that history.) Just as Opening Day is where you begin any regular season, it also is where you begin any discussion of The Bambino as a player, so we are going to focus on his annual beginnings as we tick down to a new MLB season in only three days at Sydney.

Cumulative Opening Day stats:
Pitching: 3-0, 1.71 ERA, 26 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 BB, 10 K
Batting: 25 for 60 (.417), 22 R, 22 RBI, 7 HR, 6 BB, 5 2B, 1 3B

His teams were…

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