It is difficult to frequently update a website in memory of a deceased sports hero. Once in a while though, some bit of news or memorabilia comes up that is definitely share-worthy!
An historic baseball has come to my attention, thanks to this website. So happy that Rick Landes contacted me with this! To own the winning baseball from the winning game of the 1909 World Series is amazing, and with the information written on the ball....just wow! Thanks Rick for the history and the photos!
Rick Landes writes: "I have a baseball given to me when I was 10 years old and living in Bethany, Missouri. The baseball was given to me by Shoat Chambers who was a close friend of Babe’s. Babe had given the ball to Mr. Chambers.
The ball is from the seventh game of the 1909 World Series in which Babe pitched and won. Shoat had written on the ball that Babe won 3 games in the series and that Babe gave him the ball.
He wanted me to have the ball because he knew how much I loved to play baseball. He was always at my Little League games and sat in the same spot every time. I have kept the ball ever since and I am now 70 years old."
Much appreciation for sharing this story and helping to keep the Babe Adams legacy alive, Mr. Landes!
August 17, 2017 Babe Adams' home town of Bethany Missouri is planning renovations on the Babe Adams Memorial Ball Field and needs your help! Fundraising efforts are underway. See the ad below for how to donate. Please consider helping out!
June 27, 2017 Updated music news! Babe Adams' great-nephew released his album "Pearls", which contains the song, "Oh You Babe." This album is all Eric's creations, and contains many beautiful and unique tracks. You can order the album at https://www.erickerns.com/
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March 28, 2017 News! Babe Adams' great-nephew Eric Kerns will release his new album "Pearls" on April 1, 2017. The song "Oh You Babe" is included on the album, along with the lyrics shown here at the left. Please visit Eric Kerns on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Eric-Kerns-Singer-Songwriter-1671629643123552/
Details on how to get a copy of Eric's album will be coming. Stay tuned!