Babe Ruth’s Major League Baseball Debut, 100 Years Ago
George Herman “Babe” Ruth made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox one hundred years ago on July 11, 1914. Originally signed as a pitcher, Ruth quickly established a reputation for hitting, breaking the single season home run record by 1919. Ruth played with the Red Sox for 5 years until his contract was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919 (and triggering the now-reversed “Curse of the Bambino” and denying Boston another World Series title for 86 years).
Ruth is seen in this unidentified newsreel excerpt, circa 1919. Based on the clues in the title frame, our best guess is this was the September 8, 1919 Red Sox-Yankees game at the New York Polo Grounds, when Ruth hit his 26th home run of the season.
I wanted to have a small presale for these over the weekend but priority 2-day mail turned into 4 day and now i’m off to kawaii kon first thing tomorrow morning and then anime boston right after that, so if there’s any left over i’ll put those up in the shop when it reopens! Beegachow will be $5 only lol
Check out the Boston University Zooarchaeology lab! Students here analyze the comparative anatomy of bones found at archaeological sites, to see what kinds of animals people were living with or eating.
Above are a few examples from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University, two other institutions also working on extreme miniaturization. Click on these electron microscope images to learn more.