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Babe Ruth's daughter helps celebrates his day in St. Petersburg

Babe Ruth, one of baseball's enduring legends, made his mark on St. Petersburg during spring trainings with the New York Yankees in the 1920s and '30s.

On Monday, Ruth's 97-year-old daughter came to St. Petersburg to celebrate Babe Ruth Day and throw out the ceremonial first pitch in a spring training game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Canadian National Junior Team at Al Lang Stadium.

It was all part of the city's celebration of 100 years of baseball in St. Petersburg and the second game in a weeklong series of exhibitions featuring Team Canada against major league clubs, St. Petersburg College and even a high school team, Faith Baptist.

Today, Team Canada will take on a split squad from the Toronto Blue Jays. Most games start at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at the Al Lang box office starting 90 minutes before the game or in advance at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. For a full schedule and more details, visit stpeteinternationalbaseball.com.

Babe Ruth's daughter helps celebrates his day in St. Petersburg 03/10/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:36am]
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