Untold Stories

Baseball’s Golden Days in Hot Springs

Where spring training got its start in preparing the boys of summer. Baseball purists know this time of year means more than just transi- tioning from winter to spring. Spring training camps in sunny Florida and Arizona are now in full swing for all 30 Major League Baseball teams. However, there was a time in […]

Babe Ruth Signs for Three Years At the Toss of a Coin

Babe Ruth had been coming to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, since his first training camp in 1915, so it was no surprise that the Bambino was in town on March 5, 1922 when he entered into contract negotiations with Colonel T. Huston, the co-owner of the New York Yankees. Ruth was coming off the […]

“Hot Springs” Some Points About a Famous Resort…

Some Points About a Famous Resort for Ball Players by One Who Has Been There Many Times. The following article first appeared in Sporting Life, an American weekly newspaper that in 1890 had the largest circulation of any sporting or baseball newspaper. The article appeared in the April 12, 1890 issue and was written by […]

VIDEO: “Hot Time In The Hot City”

Musical Slide-Show History of Negro Leagues Baseball in Hot Springs, Arkansas – “The Birthplace of Spring Baseball” by Frank Wilson & Tim Reid.