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Anniversary of the Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Baseball Game

Friday 10.29 And Saturday 10.30
80th Anniversary of the Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Baseball Game @ BACCA Building
149 N. Wellwood Ave. 631-226-0441. $1. 3-9 p.m. on Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday.

OK, so the Yankees won’t be playing any more baseball in 2010—you can’t win every year, can you? (Note to Yankees fans: You cannot, in fact, win every year.) But after months of watching pinstriped baseball, cutting it out cold turkey can be jarring. So don’t. This weekend, the Lindenhurst Historical Society celebrates the 80th anniversary of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig walking onto a field in Lindenhurst to take on Addie Klein’s Lindenhurst Nine. (Spoiler alert: the pros clubbed the locals. What did you expect?) The Baseball Exhibition will also showcase memorabilia from the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Mets, Yankees and more—including baseballs signed by the 1933 Yankees, Ty Cobb, the 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers, Honus Wagner, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Willie Mays. Also on display will be jerseys worn by Sandy Koufax, Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, David Wright, Reggie Jackson and others. A silent auction will be held, featuring five Mets Minor League game-used player jerseys, and more than a thousand dollars of memorabilia will be raffled or auctioned (with all proceeds going to the Lindenhurst American Little League Challenger Division). It may not be as good as going to the World Series, but it’s an October Classic in its own right.


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