and the Philadelphia Connection
While Babe Ruth's groundbreaking career- both as a baseball star and a cultural icon- was centered in New York and Boston, he left an indelible imprint on Philadelphia. Ruth nearly died in a late-night auto accident in Delaware County. He helped a Catholic parish in Kensington raise money. He also hit the longest home run of his career in North Philadelphia, in the ballpark where he had more success than anywhere but Yankee Stadium.
Join Frank Fitzpatrick who has been an editor and writer at the Inquirer since 1980. A onetime beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles, and Penn State football, he also has covered nine Olympics. A 2000 Pulitzer Prize finalist, he now focuses on sports projects for the Inquirer and Daily News and writes a Sunday column.
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