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Babe Ruth’s ball field to be re-created

Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore said it has teamed with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to re-create the baseball field in Southwest Baltimore on which George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. played baseball in the early 1900s.

The field is located at the site of the former Cardinal Gibbons School, which closed in 2010, and which is slated to become Gibbons Commons, a 32-acre mixed-use, residential-recreational-community services development.

The Gibbons School’s predecessor was St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, a Catholic orphanage where Babe Ruth lived from 1902 to 1914.

All but $100,000 of the $1.5 million needed to restore the ballfield has been raised, according to the announcement.