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  • Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post
    Great shots. Still amazes me, looking at old pictures, the number of people wearing white shirts. No hitters backdrop and a sea of white. Couple that with no lighting system, no helmets...just absurd. Owners obviously wanted the extra dough, but so do today's owners; the difference is, today's owners understand the huge benefit of their hitters being able to see the ball.
    This one very seldom mentioned today. Hitters backdrop way back when and in recent years.
    A definate plus for the batter, to follow the ball from the pitcher's hand.
    Look at many of todays parks and you will lots of green and black, batter's eye, backdrops.

    I think it was Jimmie Foxx commenting on a 5 strikeout day in a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.
    Said in all those at bats, all he saw was lots of of spectators light clothing, sitting in the bleachers, almost impossible to follow the ball as it left the pitcher's hand.
    Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 12-06-2012, 05:14 AM.

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    • Bill Burgess in a PM, reminded me of this book, picked it up years ago.
      Not of high value dollar wise, but means a lot to me because it is the original magazine. Signed by an M.Crawford.
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      Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 12-11-2012, 04:21 AM.

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      • An oldie I picked up long ago.
        Time Magazine, Babe hits number 30.
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        • Times oldie. The Queen Meets The King. Babe delayed leaving for a hunting trip to meet Marie.
          Before leaving for the USA, she mentioned a group of Americans she wanted to meet, politicians, Hollywood stars and one athlete, Babe Ruth.

          With all due respect, would not doubt it, to Babe just another broad.
          Part of what endeared him to the public, he knew no class distinction, presidents, royalty, people on the street, all the same to him.
          Maybe if he knew her for a length of time, he might just call her Marie.
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          • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
            Times oldie. The Queen Meets The King. Babe delayed leaving for a hunting trip to meet Marie.
            Before leaving for the USA, she mentioned a group of Americans she wanted to meet, politicians, Hollywood stars and one athlete, Babe Ruth.

            With all due respect, would not doubt it, to Babe just another broad.
            Part of what endeared him to the public, he knew no class distinction, presidents, royalty, people on the street, all the same to him.
            Maybe if he knew her for a length of time, he might just call her Marie.
            I think you are right.Here is a photo from 1922 of the Babe meeting Lord and Lady Mountbatten.If one didn`t know better,you would think the Babe looks a bit tipsy!babe and royalty.jpeg
            Last edited by Nimrod; 12-09-2012, 08:41 AM.

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            • A little more on that meeting, the game.
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              • Too phenomenal NOT to be posted here at Baseball-Fever:

                The Father of Modern Baseball: Part 1

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                • The early years:

                  Part 2

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                  • The Legend Comes to Life: 7:34

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                    • The Latter Years

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                      • It's a great story, saw it some years ago, recorded it.

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                        • Maybe this has been posted before here. But if anyone wants to read Waite Hoyt's book, Babe Ruth as I Knew Him or look at a lot of photos from the book look below.

                          Babe Ruth as I Knew Him by Waite Hoyt

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                          • Thank you DT, Bill Burgess(thanks Bill) sent me that site the other day.

                            Did not know you could read the book with photos on line.

                            Important to me because there are some pics in the book I wanted to copy, scan and save.
                            My fear, turning the book face down on a scanner and in order to copy a whole page, the book must be pressed down and may loosen the binding.

                            Doing it on line, cropping the picture, much safer, no damage to the book.

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                            • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                              Thank you DT, Bill Burgess(thanks Bill) sent me that site the other day.

                              Did not know you could read the book with photos on line.

                              Important to me because there are some pics in the book I wanted to copy, scan and save.
                              My fear, turning the book face down on a scanner and in order to copy a whole page, the book must be pressed down and may loosen the binding.

                              Doing it on line, cropping the picture, much safer, no damage to the book.
                              You're welcome and I'm glad it helped you get the photos that you needed.

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                              • The Babe's earliest known surviving pinstriped pants up for sale (ones he wore on OD 1921):

                                http://catalog.greyflannelauctions.c...Used-Flannel-P

                                Will read the Waite Hoyt book when I have a chance. Thanks for the link.
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