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Surrounded by the orphans living at the Superior Children’s and Refuge Association, which was what the orphanage was called at Fairlawn Mansion, and by others, baseball great Babe Ruth posed for the camera in November 1926. This photo is on display to this day at Fairlawn, now an attraction open for tours. (Contributed photo)

Chuck Frederick column: Bigger than life, Babe Ruth proved ‘huge’ in trip to Twin Ports

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The “Bambino,” Babe Ruth, larger-than-life and the biggest name in baseball then and still, was coming off one of his biggest seasons so far in 1926. He hit .372, drove in 153 runs, and belted 47 homers. He came within a game of helping his New York Yankees to their second World Series crown. And he visited Duluth-Superior, the second stop of a 12-week, after-the-season vaudeville tour.


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