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  • Originally posted by BabeRuthFan View Post
    Babe Ruth attended the opening of Southern District Easter Seal Campaign of the Florida Association for Crippled Children and Adults. Here the Babe strikes a batting pose as little Russell Samuel gets ready to heave a fast one. The bat and ball are covered with the seals. - February 27, 1948.
    Nice one!
    I cleaned/brightened it up a bit...
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    • Just a quick note btw...

      My computer really did crash hard this week. So I'm still just getting back up to running at full speed. Just about everything I had stored was backed up...but not everything (mostly the last several weeks). So I'm sorry if my posts have slowed down...it'll pick up. So as always...more to come!!!
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      • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
        Nice one!
        I cleaned/brightened it up a bit...
        Thanks BSmile! I liked this one too.

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        • These pictures are awesome. Some I've never seen before, some I haven't seen in a long time. I'd have to say my favorite pictures of Babe are from earlier in his career. The reason for that is, when you look at those pictures of a young Babe Ruth, you see a true baseball legend coming into the peak of his abilities, those of which may have been the greatest abilities ever seen by anyone. Inside that young man you see in those pictures is God-given ability at its highest form, the accomplishments that resulted from it will live on forever. In his younger years with the Red Sox he was so serious looking on the ball field, determined, just discovering who he was, how great he was and how much he means to the game, discovering how to conquer the great game of baseball and become bigger than the game itself. When you see a young Babe Ruth you are looking at perhaps the greatest player of all time when the abilities he possessed may very well be the greatest ever known to the history of baseball. He looked so youthful and athletic, it is a shame that many associate him with being a beer bellied lover of hotdogs when in fact early on he had a nice athletic physique. He looked like he was made to crush a baseball, or throw it past dangerous hitters. He just looked like he was created to dominate this great game.

          With the Yankees you see a more care-free, well-established Babe, smiling, joking, living it up and enjoying his time as the greatest, perhaps well aware that what he did then would live on forever.

          On the other hand it is kind of sad for me to look at the ones later on in his career, his once athletic physique fading away along with his ability. Even sadder is to see him in some of the photos after his playing days, you can see he is sick but he still had the Babe Ruth smile, which I love. He may have died early, but lived his life for every penny it was worth. He went all out, never got cheated, just like in the batters box taking those tremendous big swings.

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          • Originally posted by John239 View Post
            These pictures are awesome. Some I've never seen before, some I haven't seen in a long time. I'd have to say my favorite pictures of Babe are from earlier in his career....
            Glad you're enjoying the thread John239. I know what you mean about feeling sad about the later in life Babe pics...but I've always tried to keep this thread about his entire life. With Christy Walsh as his business manager, there was always a camera nearby...lucky for us now.

            Cheers! ~B
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            • 1942 RKO Promo - "The Pride Of The Yankees" Set
              Babe shows the lovely Teresa Wright his ball (insert joke here:innocent.
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              • Babe Now An Armchair Fan - 1947
                That's the title from the backing tag...which is about all I could read from it. I'd presume that The Babe is getting this TV in time for what would be the first televised World Series in '47. Those games were sponsored on NBC in New York by Gillette and Ford, so any of those companies might be presenting this gift (especially Ford, who Babe was working closely with for the American Legion promo baseball tours in 1947-48).
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                • Great additions BSmile!

                  My apologies if this has already been posted:

                  Babe and Rogers Hornsby shaking hands at the 1926 World Series.



                  Also, here's an animated gif I made of Babe tossing logs. I could watch it forever! You might want to save it to your computer and watch it from there (3mb file size). Enjoy

                  Last edited by BabeRuthFan; 09-12-2011, 07:48 PM.

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                  • I also wanted to share this with everyone. This is from my personal collection. It's a Babe Ruth Kinogram (Babe and his wife appear :38 seconds into the film). I believe it was released by Kino with Headin' Home. Here's the link:

                    http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=712039&dv=1

                    You'll see the download link there. Enjoy

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                    • Originally posted by BabeRuthFan View Post
                      Great additions BSmile!
                      Also, here's an animated gif I made of Babe tossing logs. I could watch it forever! You might want to save it to your computer and watch it from there (3mb file size). Enjoy
                      Cool GIF!
                      Looks like the original film could be from his farm in Sudbury, MA.
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                      • Inspector Babe Examines The Ball
                        1927 Barnstorming Tour
                        Babe seems to be giving the ball an inspection as Lou looks on smiling. Was there something peculiar about these baseballs? Also, might the "SC" inscribed at the bottom of this picture mean South Carolina...or perhaps it's the photographer's initials? (the "BR103" is for Babe Ruth of course).
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                        • Babe Gets Some New Boots
                          October 1924 - Hartford, CT
                          Babe made an appearance Hartford, Connecticut to present trophies to the loacal winning baseball leagues. Here, Babe is at Battey Shoes, which was the sponsor of the winning team in the Hartford Times Twilight League. So....free boots!
                          Last edited by BSmile; 09-14-2011, 01:16 PM.
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                          • Babe Poses With The Battey Family
                            October 1924 - Hartford, CT - Pt.2
                            Last edited by BSmile; 09-14-2011, 01:27 PM.
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                            • Babe's Got A New Buddy
                              October 1924 - Hartford, CT - Pt.3
                              Babe's having a chat with his newest buddy...young Louis Battey.
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                              • What's That You Say?
                                October 1924 - Hartford, CT - Pt.4
                                Finally, we see Babe and company on a makeshift stage in front of the Hartford Times Building (which still stands: see here). The building behind them, or actually to their right, is the beautiful old Hartford Elks Lodge #19 (which also still stands: see here). How about those wild looking PA horns too!
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