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Babe Ruth in Brea, CA--Then/Now

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  • Babe Ruth in Brea, CA--Then/Now

    (I posted this in the Roadside Baseball thread as well)

    So out in Brea, CA- in 1924, Babe Ruth played a famous barnstorming game against a team led by Walter Johnson. A guy whose son was at the game and shot photos lent them to me for my Roadside Baseball book--they are amazing and I will post more but here's a comparison--Babe Ruth crossing home at the Brea Bowl after hitting the first of two bombs off Johnson--

    And then here is the site today--home would have been about in the middle of the street, mid-photo...

  • #2
    Nice photos.

    It made me go back and search for this, an image which I found online a few years ago, taken at the Dunsmuir California ballpark in 1924 (likely on that same barnstorming tour) I look forward to your book.


    • #3
      visit to dunsmuir

      Mario-I actually visited that site--here's a short video--watch for the end!

      I've started creating some :60 vignettes from a book I wrote called Roadside Baseball. Basically, they're visits to historical baseball places around the US...


      • #4
        Interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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