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    King Of Swat Returns Home
    80 Yrs Ago Today In NYC - February 20, 1935
    ~ (ACME Wire) “After a lengthy barnstorming and pleasure (cruise) to many parts of the world, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, accompanied by his wife (left) and adopted daughter, Julia, returned home to New York City, February 20, on the S.S. Manhattan. Whether The Babe will play ball this year is the question.”

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    Babe Ruth & The Gang Gather For Golf In Miami (February 1930)
    ⚾ Funny to see an active player & manager hanging out with HOF Umpire Bill Klem, can’t imagine something like that happening these days!
    ~ (Wire Tag) “Baseball Notables Gather At Miami For Winter Golf - “It’s a great day for golf”, were the words of celebrities of the baseball world as they gathered at Miami, Fla., before the start of the pre-season training period. The photo shows, left to right: Bill Wallace, Chicago golf writer; Bill Klem, National League umpire; Babe Ruth, the Home Run King; and Bob Shawkey, appointed to succeed Miller Huggins as manager of the New York Yankees.”
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    Babe Ruth Signs An Autograph For Hank Greenberg
    68 Yrs Ago Today In NYC - February 23, 1947
    ~ (Wire Tag) “The King Signs One For The Prince - A tribute, indeed, to the man who helped make baseball America’s outstanding sport, was bestowed upon the game’s king - Babe Ruth, by the present day prince - Hank Greenberg, when the latter visited The Babe at his apartment today and brought along a photo of the home run titlist for his autograph. Exclusive International News photo shows Ruth, convalescing from his recent illness, signing the picture bearing his likeness as a smiling Hank looks on. In background may be seen some of the trophies earned by baseball’s immortal during his many triumphant years in the game. Greenberg leaves soon for spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates.”

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    Greenberg visits the Babe
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    Cool! Fun to read the story.
    I've got a dozen different pics from that day, I only posted my favorite...The Babe looks really ill in most of them.

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    part 2 Greenburg visit
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    The Babe Takes His First Cut Of Spring Training, In Golf Clothes!
    St. Petersburg, FL - February 23, 1932
    ~ (Wire Tag) “The Old Maestro Feels One - Mr. George Herman Ruth, the old home run maestro of the New York Yankees, photographed at the Yankee training camp at St. Petersburg, FLA., as he tapped one out just to get the feel of the new routine. The “Babe’s” golfing outfit is somewhat out of place among the uniforms, but he is a devout February golfer and will keep at it some time yet. He is down to 220 pounds and wants to put on a few pounds. He’s still a holdout.”

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    The Babe & The Beast On The Links
    St. Petersburg, FL - February 24, 1930
    ~ (ACME Wire) “Star American League Players Play A Round Of Golf At St. Petersburg, Fla. - Babe Ruth, left, of the New York Yankees, and Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics caught by the camera when they played a round of golf.”

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    Babe Ruth Released By Yankees, Signs With Braves
    80 Years Ago Today - February 26, 1935
    ~ (Wire Tag) “Ruth Bags Pheasants & New Contract - On one day the popular baseball star was in Chester, N.Y., shooting pheasants, left, and the next day he was in conference with Judge Fuchs, pres. of the Boston Braves, and Col. Ruppert, Yankees owner. The Babe was given his release by the Yanks and signed contract with the Braves as Vice President and Assistant Manager.”

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    Babe Ruth Golfing In The Sands Of Bermuda
    78 Yrs Ago Today - February 26, 1937
    ~ (ACME Wire) “Babe Ruth Blasts Out - Babe Ruth, runner up to T.Suffern Tailer, Jr. in the Annual Invitation Tournament of the Mid-Ocean Golf Club in Bermuda, is shown as he was about to play out of the sand during the match recently.”
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    Babe Ruth On The Set of “The Pride of the Yankees”
    73 Yrs Ago Today - Wrigley Field, Los Angeles (March 2, 1942)
    ~ “To My Pal Vernon - From Babe Ruth”

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    Babe Ruth Meets Yankees New Manager Joe McCarthy
    84 Yrs Ago Today At Spring Training (March 3, 1931)
    ~ (Wide World Photos) “The Mighty Bambino Meets The New Manager - Babe Ruth, slugger extraordinary of the New York Yankees, greets Joe McCarthy, new manager of the club at the training grounds in St. Petersburg. Fla. After this meeting, Ruth participated in his first workout of the spring season.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmer View Post
    Greenberg visits the Babe
    I'd like to find a photo showing where the Tanglefoot Flypaper sign was in old Fenway...a recollection that specific could be very good evidence for how far the Babe could bomb them.
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    this photo comes from Sports Temples of Boston website. dated 1919.
    the homer according to sources other than Babe say it struck lower, the lowest being
    2/3 of the way up the stand. It was not as far as one might think. possibly a 460' home run
    There were others Babe considered his longest at different stages of his career. Babe actually asked them to measure his 650' homer at Wilkes Barre in 1926 which should be instructive.
    His Tampa homer was measured at 551' by Melvin Webb, the next day he and 3 other writers
    measured it 3 times. They got 552' 8". The deviation might be explained if measurements were taken
    at the front edge of the plate and the back corner.

    another homer exhibition at College Point, Long Island set up people in the outfield
    to stake the landing spots of his hits. The longest measured 538', accomplished when not feeling well and
    in the rain.
    A writer (Ed Hughes) stated that a homer he hit in Dunsmuir Ca. was measured by a surveyor at
    604' 6" landing in a tree beyond CF. the measurement taken to the tree.
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    The Bambino Leaves For Braves Training Camp
    80 Years Ago Today In NYC - March 3, 1935
    Babe & Claire seem melancholy as they leave for what will be The Babe’s last spring training as a player. Of course, it was still being written that he would also be the Braves assistant manager, something that was true in title only.
    ~ (Wire Tag) “George Herman “Babe” Ruth with his wife (Claire) are shown as they boarded the train which will take them to St. Petersburg, Fla. where The Babe will start training for the coming season - his first with the Boston Braves as Ass’t Manager.”

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    Babe Ruth In A Yankees Uniform For The 1st Time
    95 Yrs Ago At Spring Training - March 4, 1920
    ~ (Wire Tag) “Babe Ruth, the Home Run King, in a New York uniform revealing some of his batting secrets to his new pal, Ping Bodie, outfielder, while training with the New York Yankees at Jacksonville, Fla. Ruth donned a New York uniform following his sale by the Boston Red Sox for the reported sum of $120,000 - his salary is stated to be $20,000 a year. 3/4/20”
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    Babe Ruth Agrees To Two-Year $160K Contract With Yankees
    85 Yrs Ago Today At Spring Training (March 8, 1930)
    ~ (Wire Tag) “Babe Ruth Signs At $160,000 For Two Years - The contact controversy between Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees was settled on March 8th when the home-run king agreed to accept $160,000 for the next two years after a conference with Colonel Jacob Ruppert, the club owner, at St. Petersburg, Florida. Formal contracts at this figure, an increase of $10,000 over his previous salary, will be signed on March 10. The Babe (left) and Col. Ruppert as they met the day before the conference at the Yankee training camp.”
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    Babe Ruth Crosses The Plate After His 1st HR Of Spring Training
    85 Yrs Ago Today - March 12, 1930
    ~ (Wire Tag) “St. Petersburg, FLA - Crossing The Plate On His First Home Run Of The Season. Who? Why The Babe Of Course: Babe Ruth, Sultan Of The Swat, King Of Klouters, and various other cognomens, crossing the plate after hitting his first home run of the 1930 spring training season. Perhaps The Babe’s newly signed contract calling for $80,000 per season will act as a spur to his ambition to create a new home run total record for the coming season. This homer of Ruth’s was fashioned against the Boston Braves.”
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    Babe Ruth Works Out At First Base
    Spring Training - March 13, 1934
    ~ (ACME Wire) “Training With Yankees - Pictured above is Babe Ruth, home run king and baseball’s greatest drawing card, shown at St. Petersburg, Fla., training with the New York Yankees. Ruth is an outfielder, but here he is shown playing first base during the first official practice session.”

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    Babe Ruth & Dizzy Dean Shake Hands Before The Game
    80 Yrs Ago Today At Spring Training (March 20, 1935)
    ~ (ACME Wire) “Dizzy And Babe Meet Before Game - The great Dizzy Dean, pitching star of the St. Louis Cardinals, greets Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves, just before the Braves and Cardinals met in a spring training game at St. Petersburg, Fla., March 20. In the two times that he faced Dizzy’s pitching during the game, Ruth failed to get a hit, lining out the first time up and fouling out the second time.”

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    Babe Ruth Gets Tips On Pitching Horseshoes
    St. Petersburg, Florida - March 22, 1927
    ~ (Wire Tag) “A Famous Baseball Slugger Takes To Horseshoes! Photo shows Mrs. Browillet, champion woman horse-shoe pitcher, giving Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees, a few pointers about the outdoor “sport” in which she excels, at the Yankees training camp at St. Petersburg, Fla.”

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    Babe Ruth Meets A Member Of The 3/4 Century Club
    New York Yankees Spring Training - March 25, 1933
    ~ (ACME Wire) “The Babe Gets A Ball - Babe Ruth is more accustomed to affixing his signature to baseballs than receiving an autographed sphere, but here he’s being presented a ball by Charles W. Eldridge, 102, a member of the Three Quarter Century Club, at St. Petersburg, Fla. The ball is inscribed with the names of members of the club all of whom are over 75 years of age.”
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    It's Opening Day In Japan, Play Ball NPB!
    (1930's Babe Ruth "How To Play Baseball" Japanese Edition)
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    Babe Ruth Meets His Lady Admirers
    81 Yrs Ago Today At Spring Training - March 31, 1934
    ~ "Babe Ruth & admirers in front of Yankees dugout at Miller Huggins Field, St. Pete. Florida - March 31, 1934"
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