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  • Babe taking his medicine. Some dispute here, 4500.00 or 5000.00, 5000.00 looks more accurate..
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    • His numbers as a Red Sox.
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      • Some numbers, records for left handed Bosox pitchers. Obvious some are no longer challenged with all the relief pitching. Not to take anything away, before him and for some years in his time, the way the game was played they could be challenged.
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        • Couldn't really be that serious.
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          • No comment.
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            • Al and the Bam.
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              • Police called in to restore order. In the end, Babe shows up in time for the game.
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                • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                  Couldn't really be that serious.
                  LOL. This article is hilarious on several levels.

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                  • Have never seen this anywhere in the news archive. You would think that over the years someone would have asked Root about the point. All he ever said was if Babe pointed he would have knocked him on his A_ _ Here he is at a high school with a more detailed account, found this in the library.
                    This would also account for those at the game who claimed they did see Babe point, they were not lying.
                    Easy to understand if he pointed at the pitcher who is aligned with centerfield they could have thought the point was to CF.
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                    • More Root on Ruth.
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                      • Tom Zachary who gave up Babe's number 60 was not as nice as Root in his choice of words.
                        Here is a letter Tom sent to a friend, on that number 60.

                        He details, count is 3 and 2. I threw him a curve...I made a bad mistake...I should have thrown a fast one at his big fat head.
                        In 1928 Tom joins the Yanks.
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                        • Give Hornby a try, he knows hitting, this is how to get Babe Ruth out.
                          I don't know, I see posts on this board about Ruth and his problems with slow stuff, breaking balls. Tell it to Root, Zachary and Rhem...............and who knows how many others. Isn't it obvious, if it was fact that he had so much trouble with breaking balls, thats about all he would have seen in his career.
                          The breaking ball theory, probably exaggerated some.

                          Rhem was 20-7 in 1926.
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                          • Ruth couldn't hit slow ones. He probably only slugged .640 against them. Thus, let's call it a weakness. Ruth slugged .691 vs lefties during the Live Ball era when his career slugging pct from 1919-1935 was .706. So Ruth didn't hit lefties very well either. When Ruth's team lost(886 games from 1919-1935), he slugged only .538 vs his slugging pct of .812 in the 1349 games that his team won. And Ruth only slugged .695 on the road vs .717 at home. Also, Ruth slugged only .655 in March/April, yet slugged at least .696 every other month.

                            So basically, Ruth couldn't hit slow stuff, stunk against lefties, played horribly when his team lost, and couldn't hit in April.

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                            • Originally posted by pheasant View Post
                              Ruth couldn't hit slow ones. He probably only slugged .640 against them. Thus, let's call it a weakness. Ruth slugged .691 vs lefties during the Live Ball era when his career slugging pct from 1919-1935 was .706. So Ruth didn't hit lefties very well either. When Ruth's team lost(886 games from 1919-1935), he slugged only .538 vs his slugging pct of .812 in the 1349 games that his team won. And Ruth only slugged .695 on the road vs .717 at home. Also, Ruth slugged only .655 in March/April, yet slugged at least .696 every other month.

                              So basically, Ruth couldn't hit slow stuff, stunk against lefties, played horribly when his team lost, and couldn't hit in April.
                              I always thought this "Babe Ruth" character was overrated. Who names their kid after a candy bar!?
                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                              • I was just watching an excerpt from Harold Lloyd`s silent movie "Speedy" on YouTube.This is the movie where Babe Ruth makes a cameo appearance as himself as Lloyd(the taxi driver) drives him to Yankee Stadium for his game.Ruth frantically endures Lloyd`s madcap driving.This clip is under the title of "Driving Around New York City-1928".The movie was filmed in mid-September of Ruth`s historic 1927 season(and released in April of 1928).He hit several homers during the duration of his taping.The clip last just over 5 minutes.If you press pause at 3:11 you will see a smiling Lou Gehrig making a cameo appearance in Ruth`s cameo appearance!He can be seen directly over the Babe`s left shoulder.I posted my observation on YouTube,but only baseball fans,such as you good folks,would possibly find this of some interest.

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