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  • Honus Wagner Rules
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    This one made me


    Ruth Maranville 1935.jpg

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  • SHOELESSJOE3
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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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  • SHOELESSJOE3
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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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  • Honus Wagner Rules
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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

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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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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  • Brian McKenna
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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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  • SHOELESSJOE3
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    Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    Ok, Randy, SHOELESSJOE,

    Have you seen this Ruth photo before?


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    No HWR, never. I did see a pic of Babe wearing that uniform bu not this shot..

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  • Honus Wagner Rules
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    Ok, Randy, SHOELESSJOE,

    Have you seen this Ruth photo before?


    Ruth Getty 1.jpg

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  • SultanOfWhat
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    SWING IT BABE:

    http://catalog.scpauctions.com/1920S...-LOT26390.aspx

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    PA of a 39 year old Ruth and those who came in for him.

    In some cases details like score or number of innings are provided for further perspective.

    ------------Ruth------Hoag---Byrd----Combs----Walker-----Heffner-----Rolfe-----Taylor

    4/17/34-----5---------0
    4/18/34-----5---------1
    4/19/34-----5---------1
    4/25/34-----4---------0
    4/30/34-----5---------------------------0
    5/01/34-----5------------------0
    5/04/34-----4------------------0
    5/05/34-----4------------------0
    5/06/34-----5---------0
    5/07/34-----4------------------1 (14-1 NYY)
    5/08/34-----4------------------0
    5/09/34-----4------------------1 (8-4 NYY when he left)
    5/10/34-----5------------------0 (13-3 NYY)
    5/11/34-----4------------------3 (14 inning game)
    5/13/34-----2------------------2 (8-0 NYY)
    5/19/34-----5------------------0
    5/21/34-----3---------1
    5/24/34-----3------------------1
    5/27/34-----5------------------1 (16-7 SLB)
    5/28/34-----5------------------2
    5/30/34-----3------------------2 (11 inning game)
    6/01/34-----4------------------1
    6/03/34-----4------------------0
    6/08/34-----4------------------1 (11-1 NYY when left)
    6/10/34-----4------------------0
    6/13/34-----4------------------0
    6/14/34-----4------------------0
    6/15/34-----4------------------0
    6/16/34-----4------------------0
    6/17/34-----4------------------0
    6/17/34-----4------------------0
    6/20/34-----3------------------1
    6/21/34-----2----------2 (9-3 CLE when left)
    6/23/34-----4------------------0
    6/24/34-----4------------------0
    6/26/34-----3------------------0 (Ruth sub for Combs after Combs' first PA, then Byrd sub for Ruth)
    6/27/34-----4------------------2 (11 inning game)
    6/28/34-----4------------------0
    7/03/34-----6---------------------------------------0 (11 inning game)
    7/04/34-----1----------3 (4-1 NYY after one inning)
    7/05/34-----4----------0
    7/06/34-----4----------1
    7/07/34-----4------------------1
    7/08/34-----4------------------0
    7/11/34-----4------------------1
    7/13/34-----4------------------0
    7/14/34-----5------------------0
    7/16/34-----4------------------1
    7/17/34-----4------------------1 (13-5 CLE)
    7/18/34-----2----------4 (15-14 CLE)
    7/22/34-----4------------------1
    7/28/34-----5----------0
    7/31/34-----2----------3 (9-0 NYY after two innings)
    7/31/34-----5----------0
    8/02/34-----5------------------0
    8/04/34-----4------------------0
    8/05/34-----4------------------0
    8/10/34-----5----------0
    8/11/34-----5----------1
    8/12/34-----3------------------2 (7-1 NYY)
    8/15/34-----5------------------0
    8/17/34-----1----------0 (Ruth PH for Chapman after Chapman 3 PA, then Hoag sub for Ruth)
    8/18/34-----4------------------1 (12 inning game)
    8/19/34-----4------------------1
    8/21/34-----4------------------1
    8/22/34-----3------------------2 (9-0 NYY through six innings)
    8/26/34-----5------------------0
    8/26/34-----1----------0 (Ruth PH for Byrd, then Hoag sub for Ruth)
    8/27/34-----1 (two RBI double)---------------------------------0 (Ruth PH for pitcher DeShong, Heffner PR for Ruth)
    8/30/34-----4----------1 (8-2 NYY through 7 innings)
    8/31/34-----4------------------0
    9/01/34-----4----------------------------------------------------------------0
    9/03/34-----4----------0
    9/06/34-----4------------------0
    9/07/34-----4------------------1
    9/08/34-----4------------------0
    9/09/34-----4------------------2 (14 inning game)
    9/13/34-----1----------3
    9/15/34-----1------------------2 (Ruth PH for Hoag, Byrd sub for Ruth)
    9/23/34-----4----------0
    9/23/34-----1--------------------------------------------------------------------------0 (Ruth PH for Jorgens, Taylor sub for Ruth)
    9/24/34-----1----------3
    9/26/34-----1--------------------------------------------------------------------------1 (Ruth PH for Jorgens, Taylor sub for Ruth)
    9/29/34-----5----------0
    9/30/34-----5----------0

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    Yeah, exhibition game, 43 years old, and the ball still in the yard, big difference from not being able to complete a home run trot.

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  • strato
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    Actually in Robert Creamer's excellent book on the Babe, he did recount a similar incident where Ruth hit a blast, got to first, was winded, and the first base coach took over and finished the run for the triple. It was in an exhibition game tho in '38 when the Babe was a coach for the Dodgers, when he DID have Goodman like girth

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
    If I recall there was actually one scene in the Goodman bomb where Babe hits a home run. Runs to first base and a pinch runner finishes rounding the bases. I don't recall why, maybe he was hung over. Even a casual baseball fan knows that never happens, not on a home run.
    That was simply the Sammy Byrd effect taken to extreme proportions. Nothing about being hung over. That happened earlier in the movie, where he showed up late, and was still buckling his belt as he stumbled to the plate LOL. The runner thing was about being fat and old. It wouldn't be "Hollywood" enough, to simply have him pinch-run for, and take over in the field, for Ruth in late innings. Let's have him only able to barely make it to first haha.

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  • Brian McKenna
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    Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
    This movie like the William Bendix movie was a joke.
    Babe portrayed as big clumsy oaf. An image that the non fans, general public will believe to be fact
    If I recall there was actually one scene in the Goodman bomb where Babe hits a home run. Runs to first base and a pinch runner finishes rounding the bases. I don't recall why, maybe he was hung over. Even a casual baseball fan knows that never happens, not on a home run.

    I'll never be sure because I know I will never watch this movie again.
    For me when it opened up with the child Ruth as being fat, I knew it was going to stink. The Cobb movie was equally horrible.

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  • SHOELESSJOE3
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    Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    Oh lord John Goodman looked just awful as the Babe. I doubt the Babe ever got within 50 lbs of what Goodman weighed in that crappy film. Ironically, Goodman in his younger years might have pulled off playing the Babe. Here is Goodman around age 28-29. Cut off the 80's mullet and put Goodman in an old Yankees uniform.

    This movie like the William Bendix movie was a joke.
    Babe portrayed as big clumsy oaf. An image that the non fans, general public will believe to be fact
    If I recall there was actually one scene in the Goodman bomb where Babe hits a home run. Runs to first base and a pinch runner finishes rounding the bases. I don't recall why, maybe he was hung over. Even a casual baseball fan knows that never happens, not on a home run.

    I'll never be sure because I know I will never watch this movie again.

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