Rare footage of Babe Ruth’s and Lou Gehrig’s barnstorming tour

Back in 1927, teammates Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on a barnstorming tour in California. With their teams the Bustin' Babes and the Larrupin' Lou's they visited several towns and cities in California and in other states. In those days, MLB players did not earn the exorbitant amounts of today. Babe Ruth may have …

Baseball Shorts: Where does the word Barnstorming come from?

Some years ago, you could read a blog post about Barnstorming Tours. In that blog post it was explained what a barnstorming tour was but the origin of the word barnstorming was not explained. In this blog post it will. Barnstorming tours were a common thing in the 1920s and 1930s. Both Negro League teams …