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    Camden Yards - Baltimore / Babe Ruth

    Trying to settle a trivia bet.

    Is the brick building, behind right field - Camden Yards, the old orphanage where Babe Ruth was raised?

    I know it also used to be the old B&O Railroad warehouse, but I was told it was an orphanage.

    There is a statue of Babe outside of the stadium.


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    Re: Camden Yards - Baltimore / Babe Ruth

    The Oriole's official site says:
    The one-time railroad center is 12 minutes west by foot from the City's Inner Harbor and only 2 blocks from the birthplace of baseball's most legendary hero, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Ruth's father operated Ruth's Cafe on the ground floor of the family residence located at Conway Street and Little Paca, now center field at Oriole Park. The ballpark seats 48,876 (including standing room) and the project cost was approximately $110 million. It was designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Helmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) with direction and input from the Orioles and the State of Maryland, which owns and operates the facility through its agency, the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA).
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    Re: Camden Yards - Baltimore / Babe Ruth

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    The Oriole's official site says:


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    Thanks Bawbie, yes - Ruth's family home was on Conway st, but later he was too unruly as a kid and was sent to St Mary's orphanage, which I thought was part of the building behind Right Field.

    I guess my question is where is St Mary's orphanage located - was it part of the building behind right field?


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    Re: Camden Yards - Baltimore / Babe Ruth

    His birth home is a few blocks away, but that wasn't the orphanage. Can't tell you where it was in Baltimore, but it wasn't that building.



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    Re: Camden Yards - Baltimore / Babe Ruth

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Thanks Bawbie, yes - Ruth's family home was on Conway st, but later he was too unruly as a kid and was sent to St Mary's orphanage, which I thought was part of the building behind Right Field.

    I guess my question is where is St Mary's orphanage located - was it part of the building behind right field?
    This has that info:

    Cardinal Gibbons School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The answer is no, the orphanage looks to be a mile or two west of Camden Yard.


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    Re: Camden Yards - Baltimore / Babe Ruth

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    This has that info:

    Cardinal Gibbons School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The answer is no, the orphanage looks to be a mile or two west of Camden Yard.
    Thanks for doing the googling for me; I was hoping some Baltimore Clones would chime in!


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    Re: Camden Yards - Baltimore / Babe Ruth

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