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  • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post

    The Bam doing some time, 4 1/2 hours.
    Cool article, ShoelessJoe. 300 Mulberry was THE place (not to go) back then. His four-and-a-half hours was probaly spent signing autographs for the Chief of Police's relatives and ward heelers - or talking inside baseball with his cellmates.

    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...6F9C946397D6CF
    Last edited by Proctor, CF; 04-20-2008, 07:29 AM.

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    • Babe behind the wheel, only a couple of his many driving violations. Some where I have at least a dozen articles, speeding.

      The first one, they even make the point, his first arrest in two years.
      The second one he beats, because he's Babe and the chief believes he's Irish.
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      • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
        Babe behind the wheel, only a couple of his many driving violations. Some where I have at least a dozen articles, speeding.

        The first one, they even make the point, his first arrest in two years.
        The second one he beats, because he's Babe and the chief believes he's Irish.
        "And he's Irish, isn't he?"

        Everybody loved The Grand O'Bambino!!!
        Last edited by Proctor, CF; 04-20-2008, 07:40 AM.

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        • Originally posted by Proctor, CF View Post
          Cool article, ShoelessJoe. 300 Mulberry was THE place (not to go) back then. His four-and-a-half hours was probaly spent signing autographs for the Chief of Police's relatives and ward heelers - or talking inside baseball with his cellmates.

          http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...6F9C946397D6CF
          He did say that some in his cell tried to get him to join in a crap game in the cell. Nothing doing he said they were playing with change and Babe was carrying big money.

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          • That contract with Pantages the largest ever for a single performer. Thats saying a lot, a ball player. That was the age of vaudeville, Eddie Cantor and some other show biz giants around at that time.

            All he had to do was banter to the crowd, no script. His first appearance a standing ovation and applause for a few minutes.

            That one and some other bits.
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            • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
              That contract with Pantages the largest ever for a single performer. Thats saying a lot, a ball player. That was the age of vaudeville, Eddie Cantor and some other show biz giants around at that time.

              All he had to do was banter to the crowd, no script. His first appearance a standing ovation and applause for a few minutes.

              That one and some other bits.
              This one ties in to that stage act. An arrest warrant was issued for Babe for violating the child labor law. His crime, inviting some kids to join him on stage, you can see that in the article.

              The charge was dropped later. The judge saying that Ruth had not really violated the spirit of the law and also what child could refuse a request to join him on stage.
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              • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post

                That contract with Pantages the largest ever for a single performer. Thats saying a lot, a ball player. That was the age of vaudeville, Eddie Cantor and some other show biz giants around at that time.

                All he had to do was banter to the crowd, no script. His first appearance a standing ovation and applause for a few minutes.
                He was a very entertaining actor, I think, as evidenced in the following short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLhV7...eature=related

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                • Originally posted by Proctor, CF View Post
                  He was a very entertaining actor, I think, as evidenced in the following short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLhV7...eature=related
                  I have that one saved, have not watched the whole thing yet.

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                  • Hey, come on, five bucks was good money then. You can buy lots of dogs and some pops with that much money.

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                    • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                      Hey, come on, five bucks was good money then. You can buy lots of dogs and some pops with that much money.

                      Let me try that one again. Here it is.
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                      • Babe Ruth's Historic Florida State Fair Home Run of 1919
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                        • Originally posted by Proctor, CF View Post
                          Babe Ruth's Historic Florida State Fair Home Run of 1919
                          No distance mentioned but only that it did clear the race track perimeter.
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                          • Originally posted by Proctor, CF
                            Some of his doubles were sky-high, too - never to be matched again .... like this one he hit in St. Pete at old Waterfront Park that approached 500' down the right field line, but was called a ground rule double. (Urban Shocker's pitching was rather slick that day, too.)
                            You mean high like this, thats high. I read of two other infield doubles Ruth had to his credit.

                            Here is one that I saved, sent to me a while back by another poster, ELMER.
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                            • Mayor Al Lang of St. Petersburg travelled to the Florida State Fair on April 4, 1919, not only to see the World Champion Giants play the Sox, but also in an attempt to persuade John McGraw to relocate his Spring training operations to St. Pete. While there he witnessed Babe Ruth's famous home run, which he thought was the most remarkable feat he saw in all his many years as an extremely avid fan of baseball.

                              McGraw rejected Lang's proposal, but Lang now had another mission, which he worked over five years to achieve - bringing the Mighty Babe Ruth to St. Pete. In March of 1925, the King of Diamonds arrived, with fanfare suited for the "King of Diamonds" - the biggest celebrity and most beloved sports hero in America.
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                              • Originally posted by Proctor, CF
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                                I tried the way it's normally done, Sultan, and it didn't work (as reflected above). The forum may prohibit it - because of space limitations, I imagine.
                                They did it just fine over on this thread ....http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75186

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