St. Agnes stakes a claim to some holy base­ball turf

Modern Healthcare - - OUTLIERS -

St. Agnes Hospi­tal in Bal­ti­more an­nounced it has agreed to pur­chase a di­a­mond. A base­ball di­a­mond, that is, and not your run-of-the-mill ball­park. St. Agnes is plan­ning to buy the field where Babe Ruth honed his skills as a stu­dent at what was then called St. Mary’s In­dus­trial School.

The field is part of an agree­ment to buy a prop­erty most re­cently part of Car­di­nal Gibbons High School, which was lo­cated on the old St. Mary’s site. St. Agnes has agreed to pur­chase the prop­erty from the Arch­dio­cese of Bal­ti­more, and plans to de­velop mixed-use ser­vices there that are “con­sis­tent with Catholic val­ues” and will add to the com­mu­nity. That might in­clude re­cre­ational com­mu­nity space, an of­fice build­ing and hous­ing for hospi­tal and com­mu­nity res­i­dents, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. (St. Agnes de­clined to com­ment fur­ther.)

The de­vel­op­ment plans also call for the preser­va­tion and im­prove­ment of St. Mary’s field, where the Babe ex­celled at hit­ting and pitch­ing.

Hot dog, here!

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