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Babe Ruth Statue Unveiling | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

Babe Ruth Statue Unveiling

Location: Majestic Park, 105 West Belding Street

Event Date: Monday, February 6 | 10:30 a.m.

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On the 128th anniversary of his birth, the world’s third bronze statue of baseball immortal Babe Ruth will be dedicated at the main entrance to Hot Springs’ Majestic Park baseball complex, where Ruth played in the early years of the 20th Century.

“Babe’s birthday — February 6 — is the perfect time for Hot Springs to erect this eight-foot bronze statue showing him watching after smashing another home run ball over the fence,” Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison said. “It will stand at the entrance to the complex, welcoming fans to Majestic Field — Where Baseball's Past Meets Baseball's Future.

There are only two other bronze statues of Babe Ruth in the world, one in Japan and one at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Hot Springs’ statue will memorialize him, a baseball immortal who loved coming to Hot Springs for spring training in the early days of the city’s fame as The Birthplace of Major League Baseball Spring Training.

The Babe Ruth sculpture, created by Pennsylvania sculptor Chad Fisher, was funded by Hot Springs residents Dr. Robert Muldoon, M.D., the Hamby Family in honor of the late Daniel B. Hamby Jr., and Lee Beasley in honor of F. Lee Beasley.