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  • Originally posted by SultanOfWhat View Post
    Could this be the clock in the article (atop the LF wall)?



    And here, above where the Arrow and Blackstone ads meet:
    Probably was where shown in your pics, especially the bottom pic. It was in left center field according to the article.

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    • Another Brother Babe kept in touch with, long after leaving St. Mary's
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      • He drove just like he played and lived............hard and fast, just one of many speeding violations.
        Also a good number accidents. a wonder he lived ro the age of 53. A few of these accidents were roll overs with some thrown out of the car, some how no serious injuries to passengers.
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        • Here he spent some hours in jail, June 1921. Given a police escort to the Polo Grounds, he and the police exceeding the speed limit through New York city streets.
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          • Babe purchased this building, new location for his dad's saloon.
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            • Location of George Ruth's saloon where Babe spent some of his younger years, 406 W. Conway

              After joining the Red Sox Babe purchased another building for his dad, new location. No longer listed in the Baltimore City directory as "Ruth's Saloon. Now called "Ruth's Cafe" located at 36-38 South Eutaw Street.
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              • The young Babe.
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                • The stampede in 1929 came up on the YS pre-reno thread. I figured I'd post this here as well:

                  Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 12-15-2009, 03:56 AM.
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                  • Always the center of attraction, on and off the field.

                    Batting practice 1921 World Series, first pic.
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                    • My home town, Bufalo NY, where Babe made a number of stops for exhibition games. The only other times anyone cleared that high centerfield scoreboard, Luke Easter one time confirmed, some say Luke did it twice.

                      Looking at that 50 cents for women and children, wonder what the men paid. Even that 50 cents appears steep, the depression was taking place.
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                      • Bison's Stadium (later Offerman Stadium)

                        Former home of the Buffalo Bisons (IL)











                        Interesting article on the stadium:

                        http://artvoice.com/issues/v7n33/play_ball

                        There's an Offerman Stadium replica for sale on ebay:



                        http://cgi.ebay.com/buffalo-bisons-o...item58850cd659
                        Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 12-17-2009, 09:48 PM.
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                        • Originally posted by SultanOfWhat View Post
                          Offerman Stadium

                          Former home of the Buffalo Bisons (IL)

                          Some great memories from that, my home town park, Buffalo NY. Doubleheaders every Sunday, one 9 inning game and the second was 7 innings. As you can see the drives that Babe and Luke Easter hit over the scoreboard were long and high. If I recall 400 to dead center and the scoreboard was around 40 feet high.
                          The people in those houses on the right field side ( Woodlawn Ave.) had a good number of people sitting on the porches watching the game.

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                          • Originally posted by SultanOfWhat View Post
                            The stampede in 1929 came up on the YS pre-reno thread. I figured I'd post this here as well:

                            Hey SultanOFWhat
                            do you know what paper that clipping is from,
                            Thanks

                            Elmer

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                            • Originally posted by elmer View Post
                              Hey SultanOFWhat
                              do you know what paper that clipping is from,
                              Thanks

                              Elmer
                              It was on ebay. I'll try to find out. ETA: can't find it. Someone must have bought it.

                              In the meantime, here's another pic from that 1920 fund raising drive after the orphanage fire:

                              Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 12-18-2009, 02:49 PM.
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                              • That clipping was from the SF Chronicle. Here's more:



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