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  • Who remembers the early 1980's TV show Voyagers! The show was about a time traveler who inadvertently takes a 12 year old boy from 1982 on many time travel adventures. Their goal is to "fix" history when history goes wrong. In one episode they land in NYC circa 1927 and there is no Yankee Stadium. When the kid, who is history expert due to his father and loves baseball, asked about Babe Ruth no one knew who he is talking about. So the two time travelers have to go back to 1918 to find Babe Ruth. Here's the entire episode. Enjoy.

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    • Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
      Joe, have you ever thought of the Babe in the Baker Bowl? My previous post was the first time it ever crossed my mind.
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      How's he look?

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      Scary thought Bam in Baker Bowl.
      You know the dimension down the line 280 feet......short to medium RCF and 408 to center, maybe 420 to actual dead center.
      I could see 75 or more home runs, 80+ not out of the question.
      Of course they could put him on and keep putting him on because he would be hitting them out like a machine.
      It's not only the line and short RCF but that 408-420 in center.

      Think of it, in all his years at Yankee Stadium he may have hit only one or two to CF and we're not sure if that was dead center at 487 feet.
      One of the greatest ever and he hits only one or two in his home park.....maybe to dead center, give him that 408-420.
      He had to hit a good number to center that were just long outs in all those at bats in Yankee Stadium, some XBH's
      His slugging and the fear factor (lots of walk) would put his OBA in orbit.
      Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 05-28-2013, 09:08 PM.

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      • Another gem handed down in some family.
        Going up for sale at Heritage Auctions.
        The real thing, a Babe hat barnstorming as a Bustin Babe.
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        • Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
          Who remembers the early 1980's TV show Voyagers! The show was about a time traveler who inadvertently takes a 12 year old boy from 1982 on many time travel adventures. Their goal is to "fix" history when history goes wrong. In one episode they land in NYC circa 1927 and there is no Yankee Stadium. When the kid, who is history expert due to his father and loves baseball, asked about Babe Ruth no one knew who he is talking about. So the two time travelers have to go back to 1918 to find Babe Ruth. Here's the entire episode. Enjoy.

          Dude, Adam...that's gonna have to go into the Ultimate Babe Ruth Thread....too friggin good

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          • Saved this TV Guide, in my Babe scrapbook, can't believe it, over 30 years ago.
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            • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
              Another gem handed down in some family.
              Going up for sale at Heritage Auctions.
              The real thing, a Babe hat barnstorming as a Bustin Babe.
              Does anybody have one of Gehrig's "Larrupin Lou's" hats?

              Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
              Saved this TV Guide, in my Babe scrapbook, can't believe it, over 30 years ago.
              Marc Antony, Julius Caesar, Babe Ruth...hey, why not? I'm sure Babe would have been up for it, and Cleopatra liked powerful men.
              "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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              • One of Ruth's Greatest Performances!

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                Boston Red Sox               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
                Ruth W(13-6)                  9     1   0   0   4   8   0  41

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                • Originally posted by csh19792001 View Post
                  One of Ruth's Greatest Performances!

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                  Boston Red Sox               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
                  Ruth W(13-6)                  9     1   0   0   4   8   0  41
                  If I recall, that one hit was an infield hit.

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                  • Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
                    Low liner or grounder up the middle that he got a piece of, and the consensus was, if he had let it go, it was an easy play for the SS? That the one?
                    Here it is.
                    Also two hit Tigers August 15, 1916. One a bloop that hit on the foul line and the other a legit Ty Cobb hit.
                    Two hit the White Sox Sept 15, 1915.
                    If you look at the league stats, the Tigers and White Sox were with no doubt the two best hitting AL teams in those years and maybe even in both leagues
                    Also in his only home run game in the minors, he one hit Toronto.

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                    • Here is a recap on the one hitter........for some reason or another would not load up in my earlier post.
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                      • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                        Here is a recap on the one hitter........for some reason or another would not load up in my earlier post.
                        Ruth was superhuman.

                        Nonpareil.

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                        • He was far from SUPERHUMAN. That's what studying him will reveal.

                          Unfortunately for some people who choose to reject the notion, it will also reveal that he performed incredible feats time and time again.

                          Far from superhuman is right. His 2:1 K/BB (8-4) ratio in that (near no-hit) game is probably as unlikely as him allowing 3 or less hits. Don't quote me on that, but I bet it's close. He had a tendency to lose control in spurts, but that appears to be a case of him trying to be too fine. Often, he appeared to get out of jams once he bared down.

                          People also forget that he was still just a youngster and likely would have honed his craft further. How silly would it be, to doubt Babe Ruth's ability to study, learn, and adapt to the game around him. He was natural through and through. He was not superhuman but his skills were vast. Let's not forget that during the 1916 holdout of Speaker, the Sox used Ruth mainly in centerfield.

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                          • Hard to imagine how far Ruth might have it the ball if he had taken steroids in 1921. Just a guess but I would imagine that steroids might add what 20-25 feet distance to a well hit ball. That would put Babe real close to 600 feet on his best shot-Detroit Naven Field when he hit a 575 ft HR in 1921. He also might have hit it out of Yankee Stadium on his shots to the back rows of the bleachers in right. I wonder how much distance steroids actually adds....

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                            • Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post
                              He was far from SUPERHUMAN. That's what studying him will reveal.

                              Unfortunately for some people who choose to reject the notion, it will also reveal that he performed incredible feats time and time again.

                              Far from superhuman is right. His 2:1 K/BB (8-4) ratio in that (near no-hit) game is probably as unlikely as him allowing 3 or less hits. Don't quote me on that, but I bet it's close. He had a tendency to lose control in spurts, but that appears to be a case of him trying to be too fine. Often, he appeared to get out of jams once he bared down.

                              People also forget that he was still just a youngster and likely would have honed his craft further. How silly would it be, to doubt Babe Ruth's ability to study, learn, and adapt to the game around him. He was natural through and through. He was not superhuman but his skills were vast. Let's not forget that during the 1916 holdout of Speaker, the Sox used Ruth mainly in centerfield.
                              Superhuman, no. Larger than life, yes.
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                              • Originally posted by Corgidog1 View Post
                                Hard to imagine how far Ruth might have it the ball if he had taken steroids in 1921. Just a guess but I would imagine that steroids might add what 20-25 feet distance to a well hit ball. That would put Babe real close to 600 feet on his best shot-Detroit Naven Field when he hit a 575 ft HR in 1921. He also might have hit it out of Yankee Stadium on his shots to the back rows of the bleachers in right. I wonder how much distance steroids actually adds....
                                Tough to put an exact number on it. I suppose we have two excellent case study subjects in Bonds and Sosa, who both had several years of established natural performance. You could take say, the average HR distance for Bonds' top 10 HR each year leading up to, and post 1998. The difference would probably be no surprise to most.

                                Added strength is one thing. Quicker bat allowing you to wait on the pitch longer, or going to a heavier bat and still having a quick stroke. The strength, recovery, and stamina allows for that same swing to be maintained through the dog days.

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