Shaving Time For The Babe - June 1940
Chamberlain Hotel - Des Moines, Iowa
"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.
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Great photo of the Babe holding up Roy Rogers.
Babe Visits The Gonzaga Gridiron
Spokane, Washington - November 1926
The handwritten date on the photo is actually wrong. From the GU Archives: "Babe Ruth and GU football coach Clipper Smith stand in the Gonzaga University stadium. On November 16, 1926, home run king George Herman “Babe” Ruth came to campus to meet the Gonzaga football team. Ruth was in Spokane for a week at the Pantages Theater. After punting the ball a few times, he met with members of the team, gave a short talk and said that he was unofficially picking them to win the homecoming game on Thanksgiving Day against Washington State College. WSC beat Gonzaga 7-0 with a crowd of over 10,000 at Gonzaga. Note: Photograph has erroneous date of 1928 written on front."
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Babe Ruth & The Gang - 1930 World Series
St. Louis vs. Philadelphia - Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
(L-R) Babe Ruth, John McGraw, Gabby Street, Christy Walsh, Connie Mack, Nick Altrock & Ty Cobb
Here's another new, larger re-edit of a classic Christy Walsh postseason group shot that also features a slightly motion blurred Ty Cobb.
Babe Welcomes Jacob Ruppert To The Hall Of Fame
St. Petersburg, Florida - March 8, 1930
Well...of course that's not what's really happening here. Usually a picture of shaking hands with Col. Ruppert meant that a contract had been agreed upon, in this case, Babe agreeing to $160K for two more seasons. Before purchasing the Yankees in 1915, Ruppert achieved the rank of Colonel in the Seventh Regiment, National Guard of New York. He was then elected a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives before inheriting a brewing company from his father in 1915, the Jacob Ruppert Brewing Company, which became best known for its Knickerbocker beer. Ruppert's long overdue election to the Baseball Hall Of Fame is based on his bringing Babe Ruth to New York, building Yankee Stadium and overseeing the beginnings of the Yankees dynasty in the 1920's and 1930's.
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Babe Strikes A Pose At The Roosevelt Hotel
If anybody knows who's standing next to The Babe, please leave a comment. He looks really, really familiar to me...but I just can't put a name on him. More on the Roosevelt here: "For a classic New York City hotel experience, none of the other Hotels in New York City comes close to The Roosevelt Hotel. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" continues to impress guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in midtown Manhattan. We are the pinnacle of classic New York City Hotels."
Babe is getting ready to go for a drive it seems.