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  • I saw in the Ruth HBO documentary that he was shot in the thigh by a disgruntled lady friend. When was that?

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    • Never saw that pic Honus. Nothing surprises me when it comes to Babe. Whether he's holding a monkey, a chicken, wearing a fake beard, riding a horse...he was up for anything. Here's him boxing in LA Wrigley.

      BoxingExhibitionLAwrigley.jpg

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      • Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post
        Never saw that pic Honus. Nothing surprises me when it comes to Babe. Whether he's holding a monkey, a chicken, wearing a fake beard, riding a horse...he was up for anything. Here's him boxing in LA Wrigley.

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        Who is the Babe boxing against?


        I've been looking for this video for YEARS!

        Matt Williams Impersonates the Babe
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
          Who is the Babe boxing against?


          I've been looking for this video for YEARS!

          Matt Williams Impersonates the Babe
          Good one. I did see this years ago but did not know there was a video of it out there.
          Matt knows the Babe. I see he even tossed in that waving as he neared third base.
          That was just the way it happened in the 1932 WS after the called shot homer, waving to the Cub bench.

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          • Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post
            Never saw that pic Honus. Nothing surprises me when it comes to Babe. Whether he's holding a monkey, a chicken, wearing a fake beard, riding a horse...he was up for anything. Here's him boxing in LA Wrigley.

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            I don't think this guy ever stood still, always on the move, always doing something.

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            • This one made me


              Ruth Maranville 1935.jpg
              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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              • Originally posted by Brian McKenna View Post
                I saw in the Ruth HBO documentary that he was shot in the thigh by a disgruntled lady friend. When was that?
                Was this made up by his teammate? He even claimed it was a Latin lady and Ruth showed him the scar.

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                • Story told by Werber at the 23 minute mark. Something he heard third person from Lazzeri. I've never known Werber to exaggerate or make stuff up when it came to Ruth. Even in his older years, he was very coherant. A shame we don't have the year, so we could look at lost playing time.

                  I did speak with Bill Jenkinson about this. He said he remembers hearing something about the incident awhile back but can't confirm or deny it.

                  Of course, the Hollywood version, would have this "Latin" woman be Juanita Jennings, the supposed mother of Dorothy.

                  Here's Werber's words from that documentary....

                  "He had this Latin girl in Tampa. He told her the relationship had to end because he was going into Spring Training. In reality, he had found somethin' he liked somewhat better.

                  And this Latin girl came in the front entrance to the dining room, and she looked around the dining room, and saw Ruth and this other woman over there.

                  And as she was coming toward 'em, she reached into her pocket-book and she pulled out this revolver and kept on comin. This woman fired.

                  And Lazzeri said 'Did she hit you?' And he said 'Yeah, but didn't amount to nothing.' He says 'There it is right there.'

                  He showed him the calf of his leg, where the bullet had gone right through. The scar was there, and they laughed about it."


                  Always learn something from talkin' to Bill. He's got a new E-book coming out, which is going to sorta tie up loose ends on the first two. Going to include more detailed descriptions of homeruns as well as expand on earlier topics. He's gotten a lot of feedback, much of the same we see on here...the disbelief.

                  Also, the same gal who wrote Mickey Mantle's "The Last Boy" book...who has an inclination toward shining the light on negative aspects (warranted or not), is going to tackle Babe Ruth. As if we didn't know his shortcomings. Wouldn't put it past her to insinuate Ruth's involvement with Helen's death. Should be a good read.

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                  • Thanks, I guess I wasn't paying that close attention to notice that Werber was retelling someone else's story.

                    Jane Leavy does a credible job but you my be referring to her penchant for dwelling on interpersonal relationships, especially the so-called juicy stuff. She will have a limited pool of people to interview though considering Ruth has been dead nearly 70 years. She did though downplay the Koufax sexuality issue which I have a feeling might be revisited after his demise.

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                    • The Baseball Hall of Fame is opening a new Babe Ruth exhibit on June 13.

                      http://baseballhall.org/news/press-r...100-years-babe
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • Oh no! ANOTHER ONE???!!!??? Maybe we'll get another corked bat

                        Maybe we'll have a documented, used piece of chaw with DNA on it, that proves PEDs were running through his veins. :stupidme:
                        Last edited by Sultan_1895-1948; 04-16-2014, 06:40 PM.

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                        • Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                          The Baseball Hall of Fame is opening a new Babe Ruth exhibit on June 13.

                          http://baseballhall.org/news/press-r...100-years-babe
                          Might just drive up there. Good chance Bill Jenkinson will be there, probably granddaughter Linda.

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                          • Maybe Bill Jenksinson can share some of his research with the Yankee Stadium museum. For some reason, they mention Josh Gibson's long home run as possibly the longest ever hit in Yankee Stadium, despite the fact that it supposedly went 460 at most. Meanwhile, Ruth hit a number of drives (9 by Jenkinson's estimate) in YS that went 500 feet or more, but none of his drives are mentioned.

                            Reading Jenkinson's books, it's interesting to note that Ruth hit most of his longest home runs outside of YS. Of course, Ruth had his best power year in 1921, before the Stadium was built.
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                            • Originally posted by SultanOfWhat View Post
                              Maybe Bill Jenksinson can share some of his research with the Yankee Stadium museum. For some reason, they mention Josh Gibson's long home run as possibly the longest ever hit in Yankee Stadium, despite the fact that it supposedly went 460 at most. Meanwhile, Ruth hit a number of drives (9 by Jenkinson's estimate) in YS that went 500 feet or more, but none of his drives are mentioned.

                              Reading Jenkinson's books, it's interesting to note that Ruth hit most of his longest home runs outside of YS. Of course, Ruth had his best power year in 1921, before the Stadium was built.
                              I think the fact that some of his longest fell into bleachers at Yankee stadium prevented them from being among his longest.
                              How could we really know, including Bill Jenkinson, if not into bleachers, what would be the distance of where the ball would strike on ground. No ball was ever hit out of Yankee Stadium, never made contact with the ground.

                              You will notice most of his longest, a good number, left other stadiums, touched ground or struck objects, cars, buildings. Easier to measure, we know just about where they made contact, outside of a stadium.
                              Where would some of those long ones at Yankee Stadium come down if not obstructed by ln Yankee Stadium bleachers. Drives near the top of the RF bleachers, drives that landed, 35, 40+ rows back in RCF.

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                              • From Jenkinson....

                                As noted earlier, Babe Ruth never reached the roof facade because it simply didn't exist during his career. However, by entering in the dimensions of Yankee Stadium from both eras into a computer, you can start an interesting process. By eventually plugging in all the relevant data, including landing points of Ruth's longest right field Stadium homers, you get a revealing conclusion. Almost certainly, any balls landing above the sixtieth row of the Ruth-era bleachers would have landed on the Mantle-era rooftop. That means that the Bambino would have reached the roof at least eight times if he had played in the same Yankee Stadium as Mickey.

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