Dunsmuir, California: Babe Ruth Played Here

Game was arranged on Oct. 22, 1924 by the local Lions Club while Babe Ruth and another player were in town. Small text plaque may interest Babe Ruth pilgrims, and the diamond is right there if you have a bat and glove handy.
Address:
4841 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA
Directions:
I-5 southbound exit 730, north on Dunsmuir Ave. or northbound exit 732, left on Siskiyou Ave. then left on Dunsmuir Ave.
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Babe Ruth Played Here

The plaque is on the street behind the backstop. The field itself is pretty rundown, which makes it even more interesting if Babe Ruth actually played there. Hard to tell if he really did, because there's a smaller plaque that explains this may or may not be an old wives' tale.

[Steve Hofstetter, 08/03/2020]

Babe Ruth plaque.

Babe Ruth Played Here

Babe Ruth played in Dunsmuir in an exhibition game in 1924.

[Jason, 07/23/2014]

Sports equivalent of "Washington Slept Here." The baseball field stands are behind the historical marker. The game was sponsored by the town Lions Club and the teams were put together with local baseball players. It lasted seven innings; there is no record of the score.


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