Babe Ruth's birthplace is located on Emory Street in Baltimore, Maryland. The famed slugger was born here, at the home of his maternal grandparents, on February 6, 1895. The row home was located in a rough and tumble area then known as Pigtown. The family first moved to Goodyear Street, then to Camden Street, where his father had a saloon with an upstairs apartment. The Camden Street home was located on the site now occupied by Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, and sat approximately where center field stands today. By the late 1960s, the birth place property had fallen into disrepair and was set to be demolished, but a campaign to save the structure was begun by Hirsh Goldberg, press secretary for Baltimore Mayor Theodore McKeldin, and resulted in the home being opened in 1974 as a museum.