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    Rub-a-Dub-Dub, It's Babe Ruth In The Tub!
    Here we go...Post #1 of many, many more to come...
    ~ orig 2008 post: "So I figured I'd start a new thread here because this section seems to be the most into vintage pic's. I'm going to start this off with a very rare gem...I think it speaks for itself!"
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  • #2
    More Babe Ruth...

    Here we have:
    1) Babe in the dugout with the 1916 Red Sox
    2) Babe in 1920 at the Polo Grounds
    3) Babe on his farm, 1929
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    • #3
      Even more Babe Ruth...

      Here we go....
      1) Babe signing autographs after an exhibition game in Hartford, CT (with the Savitt Gems team) in 1943. This happened a few blocks from where I grew up.
      2) In fact, the game happened at Bulkeley Stadium in Hartford (now gone). This plaque is at the site where the park once stood. Lou Gehrig played here in the minors with the Hartford Senators.
      3) OK...not a Babe Ruth pic, but this a team photo taken in Hartford of Lou with the team in 1923.
      Last edited by BSmile; 03-23-2014, 07:54 AM.
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      • #4
        More of The Babe...

        1) This is another pic of The Babe in Hartford playing for the Savitt Gems, which was a jewelry store btw. Taken in 1945.
        2) The Babe in 1930 (not sure which park) signing a statue of himself made by a fan.
        3) The Babe hits HR #713.
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        • #5
          Nice shots of the Bam. They are rare, been a fan of Babe for many years and have all kinds of pics. The only one I have seen before was the very last one, nice work. I will copy some and move them to a Babe thread on this board.

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          • #6
            Some more of The Bambino...

            #1) The Babe visits Johnnny Vander Meer on June 16, 1938 after his 2nd no-hitter in a row. It's always fun to see The Babe in a non-Red Sox/Yankee/Dodger cap.

            #2) The Babe crosses the plate after HR #700 on July, 13, 1934. You can see how somebody at the paper put crop tape around The Babe for publication. Also, the same person was probably the one who "touched up" Babe's face a little bit.

            #3) The Babe taking batting practice for the fans on June 19, 1938. Sadly, this is really why he was hired by Brooklyn in the first place.

            #4) Ty Cobb, The Babe and Eddie Collins, 1927. I always find it strange that Ty Cobb always gave The Babe a lot of grief, but he always looks so happy to take a picture with The Babe. Well....nobody ever accussed Ty of being "sane".

            More to come.......
            Cheers! ~B
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            • #7
              Nice pictures, but I'm not sure this is the right place for them. I think I'll move this thread... but to where? Baseball History?

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              • #8
                History of the game seems like a natural - BUT - what I think this site really needs is a Babe Ruth Forum - all Babe, all the time.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nymdan9 View Post
                  Nice pictures, but I'm not sure this is the right place for them. I think I'll move this thread... but to where? Baseball History?

                  You got it, Baseball History, move it there and they may want it merged with another Babe thread. There are a few dedicated to him, one a discussion and another with mostly pictures.

                  I live there and I can tell you they would love these shots, many which I have not seen before.

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                  • #10
                    That first pic with the Babe and his large "bat" is hilarious. I don't know how he kept a straight face during that one. No wonder Mrs Gehrig was curious.
                    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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                    • #11
                      This thread's NEW Home! (and some pics)

                      Great! In a good way....like I had said when I started this thread...I'm new to baseball-fever and wasn't sure where to start this thread. So here we are. Cool. I'm so glad that everyone's enjoying the new pic's. Like I had said, I've been collecting vintage baseball images for a while now...and after looking through countless threads all over the boards, I realized that I had some pic's that perhaps nobody around the site had seen...so I felt a natural instinct to share. Which is what I hope others can add to this thread. ANYWAYS....here's some more new Babe pic's that may not be quite as obscure as some of the one's I've posted so far...but still pretty rare to most:

                      #1) Classic shot of Babe with a birthday cake. Not sure of the year, I would guess late 30's early 40's. (Anyone know better? Let's hear it!)

                      #2) Babe gets help putting on the Brooklyn jersey for the 1st time. I don't have the exact details...date, who's who....so somebody please chime in on the particulars.

                      #3) Babe's 1931 NBC Publicity shot. I believe he did radio coverage of the World Series that year for NBC. I'd LOVE to hear those tapes.

                      #4) Finally (for now), a great pic of Lou Gehrig, some kid named Joe, and The Babe. This pic was on the auction block in the past year...I forgot what it went for (a LOT). Anyways, I'd love to know a bit about it. Both The Babe and (an out of character) Lou look downright pissed-off! Babe isn't even looking at the camera and I don't think I've ever seen a pic of Lou with more of a sourpuss on his face. It cracks me up actually. I'm guessing "Joe" is the son of some politician/owner/dignitary....I could be wrong, just a guess. Anyone have a clue on this one?

                      More to come soon...
                      ~B
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                        Great! In a good way....like I had said when I started this thread...I'm new to baseball-fever and wasn't sure where to start this thread. So here we are. Cool. I'm so glad that everyone's enjoying the new pic's. Like I had said, I've been collecting vintage baseball images for a while now...and after looking through countless threads all over the boards, I realized that I had some pic's that perhaps nobody around the site had seen...so I felt a natural instinct to share. Which is what I hope others can add to this thread. ANYWAYS....here's some more new Babe pic's that may not be quite as obscure as some of the one's I've posted so far...but still pretty rare to most:

                        #1) Classic shot of Babe with a birthday cake. Not sure of the year, I would guess late 30's early 40's. (Anyone know better? Let's hear it!)

                        #2) Babe gets help putting on the Brooklyn jersey for the 1st time. I don't have the exact details...date, who's who....so somebody please chime in on the particulars.

                        #3) Babe's 1931 NBC Publicity shot. I believe he did radio coverage of the World Series that year for NBC. I'd LOVE to hear those tapes.

                        #4) Finally (for now), a great pic of Lou Gehrig, some kid named Joe, and The Babe. This pic was on the auction block in the past year...I forgot what it went for (a LOT). Anyways, I'd love to know a bit about it. Both The Babe and (an out of character) Lou look downright pissed-off! Babe isn't even looking at the camera and I don't think I've ever seen a pic of Lou with more of a sourpuss on his face. It cracks me up actually. I'm guessing "Joe" is the son of some politician/owner/dignitary....I could be wrong, just a guess. Anyone have a clue on this one?

                        More to come soon...
                        ~B
                        Never saw any of these pics, No info on any of them, that Joe in the one pic, who can say, Babe must have been photographed with a million people.

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                        • #13
                          Fantastic!!!

                          If SHOELESSJOE3 has never even SEEN any of the latest pic's....well then, there ya' go. I am truly thrilled to bring "never-before seen" images to the baseball-fever family. Wow...I actually have even more to share.
                          Here's The Babe on Feb. 2, 1941 at the New York Chapter of the BWAA dinner/gathering.
                          Cheers! ~B
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                          February 2, 1941, Hotel Commodore; NY Baseball writers dinner;
                          L-R: New York Mayor Jimmy Walker, Babe Ruth, Ford Frick, Bill Slocum?, Taylor Spink
                          .

                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-10-2008, 02:53 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Los Angeles Tribune, Oct 10, 1916.
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                            • #15
                              Lou

                              Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                              Here we go....
                              1) Babe signing autographs after an exhibition game in Hartford, CT (with the Savitt Gems team) in 1943. This happened a few blocks from where I grew up.
                              2) In fact, the game happened at Bulkeley Stadium in Hartford (now gone). This plaque is at the site where the park once stood. Lou Gehrig played here in the minors with the Hartford Senators.
                              3) OK...not a Babe Ruth pic, but this a team photo taken in Hartford of Lou with the team in 1922.
                              Nice pics ! thx...the Hartford team photo is pretty cool...I purposely didn't drop the photo all the way down so I could pick out which was Lou Gehrig, without cheating. Sure enough, I got it. Not to toot my own horn, but Gehrig has the most incredible neck and back muscles around. That's how I knew. There's a shot of Lou after another Yankee World Series win, in the clubhouse with his shirt off...jeez what a back on that guy...I have not seen it in years...I wonder what he did in the offf season ? I know this is a Ruth thread, but I can't help myself...thx again.

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