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  • Babe Polishing His Trophies - ca.1937
    Yeah, "polishing his trophies" does have a euphemistic ring to it, but that's actually what Babe is doing here. I didn't have the exact year for this pic, but Claire seems to have had a major weight gain specifically in 1937 (based on my archives), so we'll go with that. Babe's adopted daughter Julia also looks on in what I'd assume is the NYC apartment.
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    • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
      Babe Polishing His Trophies - ca.1937
      Yeah, "polishing his trophies" does have a euphemistic ring to it, but that's actually what Babe is doing here. I didn't have the exact year for this pic, but Claire seems to have had a major weight gain specifically in 1937 (based on my archives), so we'll go with that. Babe's adopted daughter Julia also looks on in what I'd assume is the NYC apartment.
      Boy...she sure did have a major weight gain!!

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      • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
        Babe Signs His Own Book - 1948
        The book Babe is signing is a copy of the then newly published, "The Babe Ruth Story", authored by Bob Considine. So who is the gentleman that is holding the book? Hard to say for sure. It looks a bit like Bob Considine, but most of the pics I've seen show him looking a bit more worn in the face this guy (Here he is in LIFE, 1945). It might be somebody involved in the making of the movie of the same name, as I think this pic was a publicity shot taken on-set.
        I would say that's the same fellow but he looks haggard in the Life photo.
        "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
        Carl Yastrzemski

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        • Yep,Claire adopted her hubby George`s philosophy on eating:''Eat anything that doesn`t eat you first"!
          Last edited by Nimrod; 12-16-2011, 02:06 PM.

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          • Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
            Yep,Claire adopted her hubby George`s philosophy on eating:''Eat anything that doesn`t eat you first"!
            Though only for a short time it seems (ca.1937). She was fit (more or less) in most other years.
            I don't know if indulging was the problem or if there was a medical issue.
            Last edited by BSmile; 12-16-2011, 10:30 PM.
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            • Regarding her weight, here's a pic of Babe & Claire from the 1937 All-Star Game (July 7) in Washington.
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              • Here's a picture of Julia, Babe & Claire at the 1936 World Series in New York. Claire is noticeably thinner here (not exactly skinny, but thinner).
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                • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                  Though only for a short it seems (ca.1937). She was fit (more or less) in most other years.
                  I don't know if indulging was the problem or if there was a medical issue.
                  Yes,you`re right.I`ve seen pictures taken of her in the 50`s and 60`s were she appears to be reasonably trim.

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                  • 1928 Babe Ruth - Lee Jeans WHIZIT Ad
                    Last edited by BSmile; 12-17-2011, 03:30 PM.
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                    • Barnstorming Babe Under The Lights
                      Firemen's Park - Fresno, CA - October 21, 1931
                      Click Here To See Full-Sized (1074 x 813)
                      Fresno Bee photographer John Walker has an excellent website called Historical Perspectives which to quote: "Historical Perspectives provides a unique pictorial look at Central Valley history. Photographer John Walker studies old photographs and searches archives, records and maps to discover the stories behind the places we pass each day." So I'd highly recommend you check out his article about The Babe, Firemen's Park & night baseball here: Babe Ruth at Firemen’s Park, 1931.
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                      • Gifts For The Guys
                        Here's a fun locker room picture of The Babe gifting Lou Gehrig and the guys with some of his signature undergarments. Judging from Babe's weight and Lou's haircut, this pic probably dates ca.1927
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                        • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                          Gifts For The Guys
                          Here's a fun locker room picture of The Babe gifting Lou Gehrig and the guys with some of his signature undergarments. Judging from Babe's weight and Lou's haircut, this pic probably dates ca.1927
                          You have really posted some amazingly rare photos of the Babe and continue to do so!I have been a baseball fan for light years and confess that I have seen maybe no more than 5% of any of these photos before.Great work.Can`t help but notice that Gehrig`s biceps are about twice as big as the other fellows in this photo!Now I know why Carl Mays backed out of a fight with Lou when Gehrig told him to put up or shut up.What I can`t figure out is how Mays could be dumb enough to needle the Iron Horse in the first place!

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                          • Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
                            You have really posted some amazingly rare photos of the Babe and continue to do so!I have been a baseball fan for light years and confess that I have seen maybe no more than 5% of any of these photos before.Great work.Can`t help but notice that Gehrig`s biceps are about twice as big as the other fellows in this photo!Now I know why Carl Mays backed out of a fight with Lou when Gehrig told him to put up or shut up.What I can`t figure out is how Mays could be dumb enough to needle the Iron Horse in the first place!
                            Thanks Nimrod!
                            I still have a huge backlog of photos to be edited/posted, so there's a lot more to come.
                            As far as Lou's physique, yeah...I don't know how good a fighter he was, but if he got you in a hold there was probably no escape!
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                            • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                              Gifts For The Guys
                              Here's a fun locker room picture of The Babe gifting Lou Gehrig and the guys with some of his signature undergarments. Judging from Babe's weight and Lou's haircut, this pic probably dates ca.1927
                              Neat picture...looks like "Jumpin' Joe" Dugan on the left, Wilcy Moore standing, and probably Urban Shocker on the right.

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                              • 1930 Babe Ruth Family Christmas Card
                                It would be Ruthless for us to overlook your Christmas - The Ruths
                                Since the holidays are upon us, I thought I'd rerun a few of my favorite Christmas themed Babe pics. So here’s the actual Christmas card that Babe and his wife Claire sent out to their friends in 1930.
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