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  • Originally posted by tony67 View Post
    Here is a picture of the historical plaque detailing Babe Ruth's first professional homerun. It reads as follows:

    "Near this site, at the old Hanlan's Point Stadium, on 5 September 1914, baseball's legendary Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional-the only homerun he hit in the minor leagues. The lanky 19 year old rookie, playing for the Providence Greys, in the International League, connected with a pitch off Ellis Johnson of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sending the ball over the fence in right field and scoring three runs for his team. Ruth, as a pitcher for his team, allowed only one hit and the Greys shut out Toronto 9-0. His later career made Babe Ruth a monumental figure in baseball history."
    Interesting!
    I hadn't seen that before.
    Cheers! ~B
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    • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
      Here is a rare pic of Hanlan's Park.
      Sweet pic Shoeless!
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      • 1927 Christy Walsh Letter - Bustin' Babe & Larrupin' Lou Stationary
        Here's a super-rare letter from Christy to his Mom about the upcoming barnstorming tour with Babe & Lou. The stationary is TOO COOL!
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        • Batting practice 1921.
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          • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
            Batting practice 1921.
            Nice! Boy, there's no mistaking that swing...
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            • A rare shot here. Babe's second home run of that 3 homer game off of Guy Bush, Babe's chief tormentor in the war of the words just before he hit the "Called shot" home run in the 1932 World Series. That was number 713 and later he would hit number 714 off of Bush over the roof.

              Bush and his comments on Ruth." He looked old and tired, limping a bit but I wasn't giving in to him." After the out of park homer Bush says he tipped his hat to Ruth as he rounded third, said to himself," I've seen it all now Babe." it was the longest cockeyed ball I ever saw hit"

              Babe almost sat this one out. He had a cold and his legs were in bad shape but he promised the Brave owner he would make the road trip. His legs were so bad that after his last home run he sat in the opposing team's dugout so he would have a shorter distance to go back to his outfield position when the inning ended. His wife wanted him to retire after that game but again, he promised the Braves he would play the road games.
              Could it be any other way, number 714 his last another monster shot, the first ball ever hit out of Forbe's Field.
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              • Hanlan's Point Stadium

                Here is another shot of the old stadium
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                • George H. Ruth - Premier Baseball Player - 1923 - American League
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                  • Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                    George H. Ruth - Premier Baseball Player - 1923 - American League
                    Wonder if thats recognizing his winning the MVP in 1923. Nice shot B.

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                    • Don't know if this question was answered...but the unidentified man in post #364 is Lon Warneke.

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                      • Originally posted by lollar View Post
                        Don't know if this question was answered...but the unidentified man in post #364 is Lon Warneke.
                        Thanx Lollar! I just updated the description. It also pins down where and when the picture was taken: 1932 World Series - Chicago.
                        Cheers! ~B
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                        • "The Ol Babe Shows Bill Bendix How To Hold A Bat"
                          Cool press photo taken during the filming of "The Babe Ruth Story". I included the original press release on the back.
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                          • Babe Ruth and Bill Bartlett - King Of Health
                            I have no clue who this Bartlett character is...but it's a great photo. Looks like it was taken at an exhibition game, probably late 1920's. That's Lou Gehrig looking on...also wondering who the heck Bill Bartlett is.
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                            • Poor quality but a very rare one of The Babe in another one of his "moments", the 1928 World Series. This one doesn't get as much play as the "Called shot" event in the 1932 WS but it was Babe on the big stage and involved with a verbal battle with another NL team, the Cardinals.
                              With two strikes on him Card's pitcher Willie Sherdel " quick pitched" Babe, the Cards thought they had him struck out. Not so, legal in the NL but not the AL and agreed to by both teams it could not be used in the WS. Card team all over the ump with Ruth at home plate mock applauding the Cards. He then walks in the Card group on the field to really rub it in, laughing at them. Order restored, from the mound Sherdel yells at Ruth, Babe returns with words of his own, spectators toss torn up programs and even some bottles. Sherdel pitches and Babe hits his second homer of the game. Rounding the bases with some comments for the Card bench. Later he hits his third homer of the game off of Alexander.
                              This guy has to just love confrontations like this one and the one with the Cubs in the 1932 WS, the big stage. He has no idea what pressure is, it's all fun to him.
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                              • "Movie Land Welcomes Babe - 1928"
                                The Babe arrives in Hollywood. I think we can all image what he's saying in the 2nd picture.
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