Babe & Lou On The Campaign Trail For Al Smith
Columbus, Ohio - October 23, 1928
It was 84 years ago today that the guys were looking dapper in their derby hats (also known as the 'bowler' in the UK) while campaigning for Al Smith's eventual losing effort for the 1928 U.S. Presidency.
Last edited by BSmile; 10-23-2012 at 06:47 AM.
The Babe Hits His 700th
Detroit, Michigan - July 13, 1934
Here's a new pic of Babe in the clubhouse after hitting his 700th HR. It's a bit of a different angle from my original post a while back. The wire tag doesn't mention who the 'youth' is, but I had the tag from a different photo (ACME Cleveland Bureau) that tells us his name was Leonard Beals. He managed to get 20 bucks and an autographed baseball from The Babe, not bad!
Last edited by BSmile; 10-25-2012 at 07:24 AM.
A Meeting Of Legends In Their Own Time
Knute Rockne, The Babe & Pop Warner - Yankee Stadium - July 19, 1928
As you'd might expect, Babe's response to this legendary meeting was to hit 2 HR's vs. the White Sox that afternoon: Boxscore 7/19/1928: NYY 6- ChiSox 4
Candy Time For The Big Train & The Bambino
'Ruth's Home Run Candy' Promo Pic - Yankee Stadium 1926
Here's a fresh re-edit of a photo that Babefan posted a while back (Thanks!). My research brings me to the conclusion that this photo took place at Yankee Stadium during the 1926 season. The socks that Walter Johnson is wearing are unique to the 1926 season.
"So This Is A Football, Eh?"
Babe Suits Up With The Drake Football Team - October 1926
(L-R) Clarence Simpson, Babe Ruth, Capt. Gail Fry & Chuck Everett
Here's a new edit from Babe's infamous workout/photo-op with the guys from Drake Football.
1935 Chesapeake & Ohio Lines Promo Poster
Babe Ruth Baseball Excursion To Cincinnati - Sunday, May 26th
The people who went on this 'excursion' must have felt lucky that they even got to see The Babe play (although he went 0-4). The really lucky fans were the ones who caught the game the day before (May 25th) in Pittsburgh when The Babe famously launched his last 3 HR's. He would officially retire as an active player just days later on June 2nd.
NY World's Fair 'Academy Of Sport' Ceremony
Golden Laurel Graduation Night - October 16, 1940
That's Christy Walsh on the mic with The Babe next to him in full cap & gown. The boy is unidentified (he's not John J. Martin), but this certificate is an example of the one he received that night.
Last edited by BSmile; 11-19-2012 at 08:07 AM.
Great photo of the Babe holding up Roy Rogers.