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  • Originally posted by JR Hart View Post
    Do you have the names of the people in the 1927 picture? I recognize Gehrig, Hornsby, Huggins, McGraw and Ruth. Is that Wagner to Ruth's right (our left)?
    To our left(of Ruth) is Nick Altrock who was the ''Clown Prince of Baseball".To our right of Ruth is Christy Walsh.Donie Bush is the Pirates manager(wearing Pirate uniform).I don`t know who the balding fellow is at the very end next to Gehrig.

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    • I just finished reading Creamer's book on the Babe. I'd like to read other Ruth biographies to compare. Which ones would you guys recommend?
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • Without doubt Marshall Smelser's The Life That Ruth Built, if you haven't already read it. I think it one of the best sports bios ever. Smelser wasn't given to hyperbole, staying with reliable sources. With Ruth he didn't have to embellish his narrative. Smelser, now deceased, was a professor of history at Notre Dame. His and Creamer's book are the best there are.
        ". . . the Ruth, the whole Ruth and nothing but the Ruth . . ."

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        • My opinion, this is the best book ever on Babe. Not a put down on Creamer's book another gem.

          This book has many excerpts from newspapers, comments about Ruth the player and the man by opponents and teammates. Lots of little details about him.
          By Marshall Smelser
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          • No argument from this corner Joe. Now if Hollywood would do the definitive biopic. The Babe has been ill-served by those two horrible movies, which I won't even mention. Also, to repeat myself, I think Ken Burns could make a documentary worthy of the Babe.



            Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
            My opinion, this is the best book ever on Babe. Not a put down on Creamer's book another gem.

            This book has many excerpts from newspapers, comments about Ruth the player and the man by opponents and teammates. Lots of little details about him.
            By Marshall Smelser
            ". . . the Ruth, the whole Ruth and nothing but the Ruth . . ."

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            • Thanks fellas! I'll check out Smelser's book.
              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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              • John Kieran sports writer NY Times, 1892-1981.
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                • Some local politicians saying Babe is some what responsible for loss of production in some towns, workers skipping out of work to see him play.

                  Some other politicians want to see The Babe....................so they vote on a shorter work day.
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                  • Honored before the game..................It was Babe Ruth Day at Fenway, it almost had to have a dramatic end to it. Home run broke a 3-3 tie game.
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                    • Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
                      To our left(of Ruth) is Nick Altrock who was the ''Clown Prince of Baseball".To our right of Ruth is Christy Walsh.Donie Bush is the Pirates manager(wearing Pirate uniform).I don`t know who the balding fellow is at the very end next to Gehrig.
                      I think it's Fred Lieb.

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                      • I came across a list of the most expensive sports memorabilia. An amazing 11 of the top 30 items are Babe Ruth items. I made the prices and ranking numbers larger so they are more legible:

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                        Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 10-24-2012, 07:05 PM.
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                        • That had to take some time. Great work!

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                          • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                            John Kieran sports writer NY Times, 1892-1981.
                            I don't doubt for one second his incredible eyesight, as I have read similar things. However the pitcher is only 60.6 ft away...for every player. Perhaps he could pick up the spin sooner than others, but you wouldn't make it to the bigs and survive if you couldn't pick up the rotation early. I think that along with his great eyesight, he simply had incredible instincts that he trusted, which is key, as it allows for a natural reaction without thought. Strength, confidence, nerves of steel, and extreme, instantaneously drawn upon coordination.

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                            • Here's a question and fun exercise to share opinions.

                              In what order, and why, would you say the following were the biggest influences/most important to Babe Ruth.

                              In no particular order and feel free to add someone if you feel the need.


                              Lou Gehrig
                              Artie McGovern
                              Kenesaw Landis
                              Claire
                              Helen
                              Ed Barrow
                              Christy Walsh
                              Brother Matthias
                              Miller Huggins

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                              • http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...587#post745587

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