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  • Babe Didrikson once heaved a baseball 296 feet(on July 25,1931).I believe that is still the longest throw by a female according to the Guiness Book of Baseball!

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    • Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
      I just read up a bit on Montague in an online Smithsonian article and it was VERY interesting! Never heard of him before.
      Guess he was pretty much washed up as a golfer by the time he played the Babes.
      Yeah, he was quite a character. Here's a link to that excellent Smithsonian article:

      June 2008 Smithsonian Mag: Montague the Magnificent

      "The man who called himself John Montague seemed to appear out of nowhere, simply popping up at the first tee of the public golf courses around Hollywood, California, in the early 1930s. He was a squat and powerful character, somewhere in his late 20s, and he came armed with a pleasant disposition, good looks and a curious set of oversize clubs that featured a driver that weighed nearly twice as much as normal, a monster of a club with a huge head that sent golf balls well over 300 yards down the fairways.

      Or at least it did for him. He knew how to make that driver work.

      "My brother Bob first met Montague when he was playing out at Sunset Fields," Bud McCray, a local golfer of note, once said, describing his first sighting of the new arrival. "There is a dogleg where the city of Beverly Hills turns into the city of Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard, and at two in the morning, Montague used to stand there and hit golf balls down Wilshire Boulevard."

      There was a touch of unreality, a mystery about him from the start. He wasn't one of those casualties from the first stages of what would become the Great Depression, wandering into town battered and bankrupt, following a last-chance dream of palm trees and prosperity. He wasn't part of the perpetual stream of tap-dancers and cowboys and lounge singers hoping to find celluloid stardom on the back lots of the movie studios. He was a golfer. He wanted to play golf.

      Where did he come from?

      He never said.

      What did he do for a living?

      He never said.

      He just wanted to play golf."

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      • And They Call It Golf
        Belleair Country Club, Florida - 1932
        Babe Ruth, Lyn Lary & Joe Kirkwood
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        • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
          And They Call It Golf
          Belleair Country Club, Florida - 1932
          Babe Ruth, Lyn Lary & Joe Kirkwood
          Babe isn't even wearing golf shoes...those look like cowboy boots!
          And the golf ball is teed up on what appear to be an iron spike!
          That driver is immense, too...guess Kirkwood must have been doing some kind of distance hitting exhibition.
          "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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          • Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
            Babe isn't even wearing golf shoes...those look like cowboy boots!
            And the golf ball is teed up on what appear to be an iron spike!
            That driver is immense, too...guess Kirkwood must have been doing some kind of distance hitting exhibition.
            Well, Babe might not be wearing golf shoes, but you can see that they're not boots by his right foot on the ground.
            You're probably right about it being a distance hitting exhibition though.
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            • Babe Takes A Break For Autographs
              Red Cross Volunteer Campaign - 1944
              Babe is shown here going door-to-door as a Red Cross volunteer block canvasser. According to a wire service tag, this was Babe’s response to the reports that the Japanese in New Guinea charged Marine lines shouting ‘to hell with Babe Ruth’
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              • When The King Of Swat Meets The "Kid" King Of Screendom!
                Babe Ruth Meets Wesley Barry - October 1921. Miller Huggins on the right.
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-29-2014, 09:39 AM.
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                • Babe Meets Baby Snookums
                  Luce's Press Clipping Bureau - July 1927
                  Lawrence "Sunny" McKeen, aka "Baby Snookums", was a major child star who tragically died of a blood infection at the age of 9 in 1933. Here's his Find A Grave page: Lawrence McKeen (1924-1933)
                  Last edited by BSmile; 11-25-2013, 06:09 AM.
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                  • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                    Babe Meets Baby Snookums
                    Luce's Press Clipping Bureau - July 1927
                    Lawrence "Sunny" McKeen, aka "Baby Snookums", was a major child star who tragically died of a blood infection at the age of 9 in 1933. Here's his Find A Grave page: Lawrence McKeen (1924-1933)
                    A bit of a revision as I see that Corbis has a version of the photo (http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-ph...g-infant-actor) that makes the date May 24, 1927. Although it's more likely to have been taken on May 23rd, when the Yankees were in town for one game vs. the Senators (1927 NYY Schedule).

                    "Original caption: Washington, DC.: Baby Film Star Meets The ""Babe." "Snookums" the movie baby star, in private life, Sunny McKeen meets Babe Ruth, Yankee slugger."
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                    • Babe Gives Pointers To The Kids
                      New York World's Fair - June 2, 1939
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                      • The Babe On Stage In Vancouver
                        87 Years Ago Today - November 29, 1926
                        Here's a sweet pic of The Babe from the amazing Vancouver Archives. I've been holding it back until today for it's anniversary date.
                        The original caption reads: "Babe Ruth on Pantages Theatre stage about to swing bat, with Mayor L.D. Taylor as catcher and Chief of Police Long as umpire. Nov. 29 1926 (Creation)"
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                        • The Babe On Stage In Vancouver Pt.2
                          87 Years Ago - November 29, 1926
                          Here's a second pic from that day which shows The Babe shaking Mayor L.D. Taylor's hand on the Pantages Theatre stage while some local dignitaries look on.
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                          • The Babe Takes Time To Sign
                            Radisson Hotel, Minneapolis - 1935
                            That Radisson is still there, but here's how it would have looked back in the 1920's-30's before it was renovated Postcard: Hotel Raddison.
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                            • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                              The Babe On Stage In Vancouver Pt.2
                              87 Years Ago - November 29, 1926
                              Here's a second pic from that day which shows The Babe shaking Mayor L.D. Taylor's hand on the Pantages Theatre stage while some local dignitaries look on.
                              I wonder if any of the sheet music for "Along Came Ruth" with his autograph survives?

                              Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                              The Babe Takes Time To Sign
                              Radisson Hotel, Minneapolis - 1935
                              That Radisson is still there, but here's how it would have looked back in the 1920's-30's before it was renovated Postcard: Hotel Raddison.
                              Love the kid with the whoopee cap (or crown beanie)!
                              "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                              • I wonder if any of the sheet music for "Along Came Ruth" with his autograph survives?
                                There probably is. I know the original sheet music had a nice facsimile autograph on it.
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