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GBR Baseball League

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Luke Anz
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GBR or Glendale Babe Ruth is a youth baseball league that is played here in Glendale. Many students who attend Rosemont play in GBR. The league accepts players from the ages of 12-16 years old. Baseball players who played in Little League will move on to GBR if they choose to continue on with the sport. Many of the players’ parents coach the teams. GBR is the intermediate level of baseball before High School and College level. The base and pitcher distance increases from Little League. They increase to 90 feet per base and 60 feet distance from the pitcher’s mound to home base. GBR is a great league for kids to play baseball and have fun. The league is named after Major League Hall of Famer, Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth’s full name is George Herman Ruth Jr. and he was born on February 6, 1895. In 1918 he transitioned into an everyday baseball player. He joined the New York Yankees as a full time outfielder. His legendary stature grew in 1927 when he set the new home run record of 60. This record was set for the next 34 years. He lost a battle with cancer and passed away on August 16, 1948. Babe’s career in Major League Baseball spanned a total of 22 seasons. Babe Ruth remains one of the greatest figures in MLB history and is the face of the Glendale Babe Ruth baseball league for teens and tweens.

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Luke Anz
Luke Anz, Sports Editor
Luke Anz is a thirteen year old boy who lives in La Crescenta, California. He went to Valley View Elementary and currently is an eighth grader at Rosemont Middle School. Luke is a Lebanese American and can speak a few phrases in Arabic. Luke's favorite season is Winter, he loves cold weather and Christmas is his favorite holiday. His favorite subject in school is Science and he loves Physics and Astrology. Luke loves to travel and his dream is to tour around Japan. His favorite TV shows are The Office and New Girl. 
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