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  • Yes, those are Ruth's splirts from 1919. And here's the kicker: only 13 HRS total were hit in Fenway in 1919--that's 9 for Ruth and 4 for all other Red Sox and their opponents combined.

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    • Replacement photo for second shot in post #191. Found on Lelands auction house website.

      This is one my favorite Babe shots of all time, and the focus is incredible as it leads the viewer directly to him. Amazing.
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      Last edited by E.Banks#14; 12-23-2007, 01:12 PM.
      A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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      • Just wanted to point out a few things about this great photo. First of all, wonderful find! I wanted to put them both side by side to show something. The photo at the top is from Corbis, and it says it is from August 22, 1922.

        But the second shot blows it away, obviously because it is much larger, and in sepia tone. And the Corbis shot is probably 'sharpened', using a Adobe Photo Shop imaging tool.

        The Leland photo is more cropped, especially at the top. When I 'sharpened' it, it looked crummy, so I didn't do that.

        A word of posting technique. If you notice, when one posts a photo, it is encapsulated by a large box, with the word 'attached images' above it. If one wishes to do away with that box, simply use the icon in your tool box that looks like a paper clip. Click onto the downward triangle to its right, and then click onto the photo you wish to post. You can then arrange your photos where ever on the page you wish to. That is how one makes that 'box' disappear. If you have any trouble with it, just PM me and I will assist you in how to conquer this little technique. Posting multi photos into the same post is one of the most intricate and frustrating procedures there is!

        The Babe, swarmed by adoring kids: August 22, 1922
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        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-23-2007, 12:34 PM.

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        • Bill, I was looking through a book yesterday that had a picture of Babe and his father (they look exactly the same) behind the bar in a tavern Dec. 27, 1915. It was a really incredible photo, and I was wondering if you had come across it. I think the book was co-authored by Ken Burns.

          Here's a very small image of it, the only one I could find on the internet:

          Babe's father is on the right, Babe is immediately to his right

          Actually, I just found a little bigger one:
          Last edited by E.Banks#14; 12-23-2007, 01:17 PM.
          A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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          • I am attempting to verify the following. Supposedly Babe Ruth's "called shot" in the 1932 World Series. Copied from the DVD "100 Years of The World Series" and converted in sequential format. Discovered this at Wikipedia.
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            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-23-2007, 04:45 PM.

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            • Let me try it again, rounding the bases and riding the Cub bench. 1932 WS.
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              • Another great shot of The Babe



                This photo was taken at Fenway Park late in Ruth's career. Incredible shot.

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                • Game 4 1927 World Series at Yankee Stadium, October 8. Game tied 1-1, 5th inning and Ruth's 2 run homer to deep right center field puts Yanks up 3-1, final score 4-3.
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                  • Looks like Lou is going to whap Babe with his bat!!!
                    Maybe he just heard that Babe was talking bad about his mom??

                    Combs must have really been dogging it around the bases to have Ruth that close behind him...
                    "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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                    • Originally posted by hellborn View Post
                      Looks like Lou is going to whap Babe with his bat!!!
                      Maybe he just heard that Babe was talking bad about his mom??

                      Combs must have really been dogging it around the bases to have Ruth that close behind him...

                      The home run was described as a high towering drive to deep right centerfield so possible Combs had to hold his base until he knew it would make the bleachers. Combs was on first base.

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                      • Babe catching a ball dropped from a building. Some where I have more info on this one but can't locate it at this time, the name of the building the ball was dropped from. This guy was always in the middle of some kind of event. Notice the cop on the horse with his arm up. I believe this was in 1922. Looks like straw hats were in at that time.
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                        Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 02-11-2008, 04:37 PM.

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                        • Twenty bucks wasn't bad back then, number 700.

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                          • Let me try it again, number 700.
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                            • Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
                              Could be wrong but I believe it was Meusel who dropped the ball to him. It was in Times Square and the building was the Cohan Theater. The crowd was around fifteen thousand and traffic was stopped for about an hour or so. All for a police widow's benefit with Ruth the center of attention.
                              Could be Randy, will look into that. I really miss Proquest and those news archives. I do have a pic of Babe some where leaving or arriving at the Cohan Theater, but don't recall if it was connected to the ball drop.

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                              • Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
                                Could be wrong but I believe it was Meusel who dropped the ball to him. It was in Times Square and the building was the Cohan Theater. The crowd was around fifteen thousand and traffic was stopped for about an hour or so. All for a police widow's benefit with Ruth the center of attention.

                                You got it Randy, here it is.
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