April 27, 2020 – National Babe Ruth Day | National Devil Dog Day
Transcript for April 27th
Welcome to April 27th, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the relentless heroes of baseball and war. More after the break from Marlo Anderson.
Ruthian. It’s a word that describes a sports feat so incredible that it seems impossible it ever happened. The adjective is a tribute to Babe Ruth, who set the bar for sports so high that everyone who came since is compared to him. In 1920, when he joined the New York Yankees, the record for home runs in a season was 27. That season, he hit 54. Over the next 14 years, he led the league in home runs 12 times. And because of his all-or-nothing style, he also led the league in strikeouts 5 times as well. On National Babe Ruth Day, we celebrate a true American icon, who taught us to go big or go home and that you can’t win unless you keep trying.
In Greek mythology, a three-headed devil dog named Cerberus protected the gates to the underworld and during World War I the nickname “Devil Dog” was given to the United States Marines by their German adversaries because of their strength and tenacity. The Devil Dogs we know today are a lot less intimidating. They’re a delicious snack cake made by Drake’s with two layers of devil’s food cake and creme in the middle. Nothing you need to be afraid of—unless you’re on a diet. On National Devil Dog Day, attack your craving for something delicious with this formidable friend.
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