Courtesy of Greensboro Grasshoppers media staff:
BELOVED STATUE RETURNED TO GRASSHOPPERS
Team will hold auction to benefit the Greensboro Police Department K-9
(GREENSBORO) “Due to the proficient work of the Greensboro and High
Point Police Departments, Miss Babe Ruth has been returned home to
NewBridge Bank Park,” said President and General Manager Donald Moore.
“Though we have moved forward with a replacement statue due to the
damage, we are determined to see something positive come from this
The team will put the opportunity to own the recovered Miss Babe Ruth
statue and accompanying prize pack* on eBay. All proceeds from the
auction will be earmarked for veterinary services of the Greensboro
Police Department K-9 Unit.
“We are undoubtedly grateful to both the Greensboro and High Point
Police Departments for their service,” said Moore. “Miss Babe Ruth is an
icon in this community and we are working diligently to return her
likeness to the ballpark as swiftly as possible.”
Acting on tips received through Crime Stoppers, Greensboro and High
Point Police arrested a person in connection with the weekend theft.
The statue was promptly returned to the Hoppers by local law
Bidding for the item will begin Friday, July 15 and will conclude
Sunday, July 24 at noon.
*The Miss Babe Ruth Prize Pack
(valid for an upcoming game in the 2011 or 2012 season)
* An exclusive opportunity to escort the real Miss Babe Ruth on-field
during her in-game activities
* The opportunity to throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch
* Four Premium seats to the selected game
* All-You-Can-Eat hot dogs
* Miss Babe Ruth Rookie baseball card (2006)
* Miss Babe Ruth Piggy Bank
* Miss Babe Ruth Wall Decal