07-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Babe & Ted Meet On The Field In Uniform
71 Years Ago Today - Fenway Park, Boston - July 12, 1943
"BOSTON, July 12 (AP) - The fat and forty-eightish but still fabulous Babe Ruth, aided by such recent American League heroes as Ted Williams, batting champion, and Dom DiMaggio, today masterminded a service all-star team to a 9-8 victory over the Braves at Fenway Park."
07-13-2014, 06:15 AM
The Babe Hits His 700th HR
80 Years Ago Today - Navin Field, Detroit - July 13, 1934
"The Sultan Of Swat, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees, may be almost through as a ball player, but he can still clout them over the fence to win ball games. The Babe proved this today when his 700th home run with one man on base proved the winning margin over the Tigers in the crucial series for the league lead. Ruth retrieved the ball for a souvenir from a youth who caught it outside the park and gave the boy $20 for it. Photo shows The Babe presenting another autographed ball to Leonard Beals, the boy who retrieved his 700th home run ball."
07-14-2014, 05:45 AM
Homer 701 For The Babe
80 Years Ago Today - Navin Field, Detroit - July 14, 1934
"Babe Ruth shown as he slugged one over the fence in the fourth inning of the New York-Detroit American League game at Detroit, Mich., July 14. The hit scored Gomez and Rolfe ahead of The Babe. Auker was on the mound for Detroit."
07-15-2014, 05:54 AM
Babe Ruth At The Premiere Of "The Pride Of The Yankees"
72 Years Ago Today - Astor Theatre, Times Square NYC - July 15, 1942
~ ACME Wire: "More than 100,000 people saw a simultaneous world premiere, July 15, of Samuel Goldwyn's "The Pride Of The Yankees", at 41 RKO Theatres in the greater New York area. Largest crowd gathered at the Astor Theatre in Times Square, where, except for the absence of Klieg Lights because of dim-out regulations, the event had all the glamour of premieres of the past. Here, is the famous Sultan Of Swat, Babe Ruth and his wife as they attended the opening."
07-18-2014, 05:48 AM
Babe Ruth Injured By Batted Ball
80 Years Ago Today - Cleveland, OH - July 18, 1934
"ACME Wire: Struck by a ball batted by his teammate Lou Gehrig, during a game between the Yankees and the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland on July 18, Babe Ruth suffered a leg injury and had to be carried from the field. Ruth was running to second on a hit by Gehrig when the ball struck him in the right leg and knocked him down. He is shown here being examined by Dr. H.M. Castle, Cleveland club physician who announced that Ruth may be out of the game for over a week."
07-19-2014, 06:02 AM
A Close Shave For Ruth
80 Years Ago Today - Cleveland, OH - July 19, 1934
"ACME Wire: Reports that the leg injury suffered in a game at Cleveland on July 18 had ended his playing days greatly annoyed Babe Ruth, convalescing in his hotel room at Cleveland. "I'll be out there in right field in a couple of days," was his answer to worried queries of baseball fans. He is shown here shaving while his wife holds a mirror for him."
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07-20-2014, 01:59 PM
1922 Louisville Slugger Ad
Featuring Babe Ruth
"Over the fence. That's where "Babe" puts them. He made 59 last year, using a Louisville Slugger bat."
07-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Babe & Gabby In New Roles
76 Years Ago Today - Wrigley Field, Chicago - July 21, 1938
"ACME Wire: Chicago - Gabby Hartnett, former catcher of the Chicago Cubs, and Babe Ruth, former King Of Swat, as they met in Chicago in new roles, Hartnett as the new Cubs manager, and The Babe as a Brooklyn Dodgers' coach."
07-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Babe Ruth Catches Ball From Airplane
88 Years Ago Today - Mitchel Field, NY - July 22, 1926
(New York Times 7/23/1926): "Babe Ruth established another world record this afternoon - by catching a baseball dropped from an airplane. No one had ever done this before. Ruth was at Mitchel Field at noon in an Army uniform. The place, in which was Captain H. McClelland, Post Adjutant, took off. When it reached a height of 1,000 feet Captain McClelland dropped a ball. A blast of air from the propeller carried the ball far beyond the field and the Captain tried another ball from a lower altitude. As he spiraled nearer the crowd the Army officer dropped ball after ball - seven in all, and all but the last went astray. Meanwhile Ruth was darting about the field under the blistering sun, getting hotter and hotter. The only breeze was the twisters kicked up by the plane, which sent tornadoes of dust about the baseball hero. It was from a height of 300 feet that Captain McClelland tossed the seventh ball. The Babe got under it, steadied himself and neatly caught it. A cheer went up for the exploit. Then The Babe, wringing wet, went to the officers' club for a bath and change of clothing. The officers congratulated him, and said if there should be another war and New York should be bombed they would have Ruth assigned to defense work, catching enemy bombs. The ball-catching stunt was promoted by the Army to advertise the Summer camp for civilians here."
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07-22-2014, 08:27 AM
Babe Ruth Bats Going To Military Training Camps
88 Years Ago Today - Mitchel Field, NY - July 22, 1926
Here's a great shot of The Babe with the pilot and crew of the airplane that would drop the baseball for his record setting catch just a little while later.
Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Old No.3 Has Place Of Honor
64 Years Ago Today - Cooperstown, NY - July 24, 1950
AP Wire: “Mickey Cochrane, former Philadelphia Athletic catcher, shows Babe Ruth’s uniform to 11 year old Peter Klein of Schenectady, N.Y., during the formal opening today of a new $175,000 wing to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.”
Babe Signs For The Caddies Of Westchester Country Club
79 Years Ago Today - Rye, NY - July 25, 1935
"ACME Wire: Babe Still Popular - Although he is no longer connected with America's greatest sport, baseball, Babe Ruth, former King Of Swat, still draws crowds where ever he goes. Here is The Babe autographing cards and books for caddies at the Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y., July 25, as he took part in the qualifying round of the club's annual golf tournament."