| Apr 13, 2008
This is a work of historical fiction. Courant Staff Writer Dom Amore has created a fictional, fairly well-to-do Hartford family of 1923, lucky enough to secure four great tickets to the first game at Yankee Stadium. The characters reflect some of the typical opinions of the time, during which Babe Ruth and Yankee Stadium radically changed the way baseball was played and viewed. The real characters in the story, including the Babe himself, their words and actions are surmised and re-created based on various published sources, including The Courant's sports sections, Ruth's own syndicated column, which appeared regularly in The Hartford Times, and conversations with Linda Ruth Tosetti, his granddaughter. The event, of course, is real and presented as it actually unfolded on April 18, 1923.
| Jan 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Jan. 6, 1920: Yes, it’s true. “Manager Miller Huggins of the New York Yankees arrived in Los Angeles yesterday morning. Late last night he announced that he had met Babe Ruth on the Griffith Park golf links yesterday afternoon and had signed...