08-18-2014, 06:32 AM
Mourners Line Up Around Yankee Stadium To Honor The Babe
66 Yrs Ago Today - August 18, 1948
~ AP Wire: “Queue Stretches Along Stadium In Wait To Honor Ruth - Airview made over the Yankee Stadium this afternoon shows how thousands formed in line along south end of stadium waiting for admittance to view Babe Ruth lying in state in the rotunda, several hundred feet long in front of stadium, stretched around on its eastern side as more thousands gathered to pay respects.”
08-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Hank Greenberg & Leo Durocher Say Goodbye To The Babe
66 Yrs Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - August 18, 1948
08-18-2014, 06:50 AM
"...There Will Never Be Another Like Him"
66 Yrs Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - August 18, 1948
~ Wire Tag: "Baseball Commissioner A.B. Chandler puts his arm around son Daniel as they pause by the bier of Babe Ruth in the rotunda of the Yankee Stadium, Aug.18. Chandler said to his son, as they stopped, "Always remember, son, that you looked upon the face of the one and only Babe Ruth. There will never be another like him." At right is Will Harridge, President of the American League."
08-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Body Of Babe Ruth Laid To Rest
66 Yrs Ago Today - Mount Pleasant, N.Y. - August 19, 1948
~ Wire Tag: In the receiving tomb at The Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, New York, only the family and close personal friends are on hand, as final blessing is pronounced over the body of Babe Ruth. The Right Rev. Monsignor John J. O’Donnell, at left, pronounced the blessing. Seated at right are; Richard Flanders, Ruth’s son-in-law, Mrd. Claire Ruth, his widow, and Mrs. Richard Flanders, daughter.”
08-22-2014, 05:37 AM
Babe Ruth's Rigorous Rooftop Workout
w/Personal Trainer Artie McGovern - New York City c.1920's
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08-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Babe Ruth's Rigorous Rooftop Workout Pt.2
- Doing some crunches while holding a baseball bat
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08-23-2014, 05:51 AM
The Babe Connects Off Walter Johnson
72 Years Ago Today - War Relief Exhibition, Yankee Stadium - August 23, 1942
~ ACME Wire: "Johnson Pitching To Ruth - On a pitch from Walter Johnson, one of baseball's greatest twirlers, King of Swat Babe Ruth finishes up a swing that sent the horsehide to Ruthville - the right field stands - for an official homer. The two baseball veterans staged an exhibition between games of a Yanks-Senator double-header at the Stadium today. Catching the ones The Babe misses is Benny Bengough, Yankee catcher a good many years ago, now coach of the Senators; and calling them is umpire Billy Evans, veteran safe 'n out man. The Babe hit two whoppers - one of them a foul, but he ran around the bases anyway because he knew it was well hit."
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08-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Babe Beats The Bass Drum For Bloomfield
90 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - August 24, 1924
I thought I'd colorize this great pic today for its 90th anniversary. The Yankees lost to the Tigers 7-2, but The Babe managed to clout his 39th HR to go with his eye-popping .390 batting average!
08-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Just a quick note, I'm finally putting together an official FB page for my blog (long overdue!), it's still a work in progress...but come over and say hello and connect if you like. See here:
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08-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Babe Beholds The Brown Bomber's Bandaged Hands
77 Yrs Ago Today - Pompton Lake, New Jersey - August 25, 1937
~ AP Wire: "Babe Ruth looks over Joe Louis' weapons after Joe hit one for the man who was once known as something of a hitter himself. While The Babe watched Joe spar, Louis leaned over the ropes and remarked, "I'm going to hit one this time for you, Babe." He did, and sparmate Tiger Hairston was dazed. Thursday night he defends his title against Tommy Farr, the boxing pride of England."
08-26-2014, 05:54 AM
Babe Ruth & The Boys For War Bonds
71 Yrs Ago Today - Polo Grounds, NY - August 26, 1943
Back Row (L-R): Duffy Lewis, Eddie Collins, Roger Bresnahan, Connie Mack, Bill Klem, Jack Murray & George Sisler
Front Row (L-R): Honus Wagner, Frankie Frisch, Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson & Tris Speaker
08-28-2014, 05:43 AM
Fighting Words From The Babe
69 Yrs Ago Today - Polo Grounds, NY - August 28, 1945
~ ACME Wire: "Babe Ruth, manager for the East Team, gathers his boys around him for a final pep talk in the dugout at the Polo Grounds just before the start of the East-West Esquire All-American Boys Game tonight (Aug.28). "The Babe's" team was favored to take the game from the Westerners, under the managership of Ty Cobb."
08-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Managers Babe Ruth & Ty Cobb Choose Sides
69 Yrs Ago Today - East-West Esquire All-American Boys Game - Polo Grounds, NY - August 28, 1945
~ To see who the home team is in the East-West Esquire All-American Boys Game...looks like Ty won!
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09-01-2014, 09:49 AM
Happy Labor Day!
~ Babe Ruth, The Bam Of Barbecue, The Sultan Of Sear at your service!
09-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Babe Ruth Hits His 1st Pro Home Run 100 Yrs Ago Today!
~ While playing for the Providence Grays in Toronto - September 5, 1914
09-10-2014, 04:56 AM
Sport Magazine - September 1927
Babe Ruth Cover
09-12-2014, 04:52 AM
1943 “Stump The Babe” NBC Radio Show Promo Ad
~ Featuring Babe Ruth, sponsored by Spalding
09-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Babe Ruth Visits Fenway Park Again
67 Years Ago Today - September 12, 1947
09-12-2014, 06:13 AM
The Babe Chats With Eddie Collins & Ted Williams
67 Yrs Ago Today - Fenway Park - September 12, 1947
09-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Babe Ruth Bungles His Balls
~ Another weekend of baseball & football coexisting confuses The Babe!
09-15-2014, 08:58 AM
Babe Ruth Helps Jack Dempsey Sign His 1st Baseball
91 Yrs Ago Today - September 15, 1923
This picture was taken the day after Jack's fight with Luis Ángel Firpo at the Polo Grounds in New York City. That's Christy Walsh, manager to both Jack & Babe on the right. Original tag: ~ "Babe estimates he has autographed a million baseballs more or less. Jack is seen autographing a baseball for the first time in his life. The ball also bore the signature of John McGraw and was handed to Bernard Dempsey, the Champion's brother."
Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Babe Ruth, The Mighty Walloper
82 Yrs Ago From the Wire - September 16, 1932
~ AP Wire: "Babe Ruth, the Mighty Walloper of the New York Yankees, who will see service in the forthcoming World Series. It will be Babe's 10th World Series."
The Babe Gabs With Local Bronx Boys
82 Yrs Ago Today - September 17, 1932
ACME Wire: "Babe Practices For Series - Fully recovered from his illness, Babe Ruth held solo batting practice at the Yankee Stadium in New York, and as usual a throng of youngsters were present to watch him get in trim for the World Series. Here's The Babe chatting with Fred Miller, 14, while other kids listen intently."