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The 27th annual Babe Ruth Birthday Party invades Nemo’s Saturday, Feb. 1

For more than a quarter century, baseball historian Tom Derry has been celebrating Babe Ruth’s birthday in inimitable fashion — and this year will be no different. Derry’s 27th annual Babe Ruth Birthday Party takes place Saturday, Feb. 1, at Nemo’s Bar & Grill in Detroit’s Corktown, just a block east of the old Tiger Stadium site, where Ruth famously swatted his 700th career home run.

Since 1988, Derry has hosted the original Babe Ruth birthday bash at venues all over metro Detroit, including his own house. Every year, baseball fans from all over the country flock to this unique event, including members of the great Bambino’s family. This year, Derry and Nemo’s will once again provide partygoers with a Ruthian-sized serving of free hot dogs, Cracker Jack, peanuts, and, of course, Baby Ruth Candy bars. Plus a big birthday cake for the Babe.

Everyone gets a free Babe Ruth mask and a commemorative party button.

It’s the ultimate hot-stove league party!

On the night of the party, the world’s largest collection of Babe Ruth memorabilia will be on display. From floor to ceiling, every inch of Nemo’s will be covered with pictures, posters, and quotes about the Bambino. A thousand balloons will line the ceiling, music will fill the air, and the beer will flow all night. This is the way the Babe would want to be remembered!

Ruth, who made his major-league debut 100 years ago at the tender age of 19, had a real affinity for the Motor City. He had many good friends in Detroit, including Tigers slugger Harry Heilmann. The Babe loved our area and traveled all over southeast Michigan. And, of course, many of his most famous feats on the field happened at Tiger Stadium (then known as Navin Field).

As a member of the Boston Red Sox, Ruth pitched against Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford. And after being sold to the Yankees, the Babe hit some of the longest home runs ever, right here at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.

So mark your calendars for FebRUTHary 1st and come on down to Corktown to celebrate the Babe’s birthday in style.

Nemo’s is located in Detroit at 1384 Michigan Avenue, just a block east of the old Tiger Stadium site.


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On Saturday, February 4, 2012 we will gather to celebrate what would have been the 117th birthday of the greatest ballplayer to ever don a baseball uniform.

For the second year in a row we will be holding the party at Nemo’s (located at 1384 Michigan Avenue, Detroit).  Voted the 3rd best sports bar in the US by Sports Illustrated, Nemo’s is located across the street from the hallowed ground that used to be Tiger Stadium. (Click here for a map)

This year former Detroit Tiger pitcher Dave Rozema will be joining the festivities.  Dave will do a question and answer session from 8 PM to 8:30 then he’ll sign free autographs until 9 PM.

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