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1933 Babe Ruth Wheaties Comic Book Ad ~ “No More Breakfast Coaxing - How Wheaties and Babe Ruth’s Free Home Run Moviebook Turned The Trick”

1933 Babe Ruth Wheaties Comic Book Ad
~ “No More Breakfast Coaxing - How Wheaties and Babe Ruth’s Free Home Run Moviebook Turned The Trick”

1929 Wrigley Field Panoramic In Color!
85 Years Ago Today - Chicago - July 27, 1929 ~ Saturday Afternoon Doubleheader - Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (Cubs Win! 10-7, 6-1)

1929 Wrigley Field Panoramic In Color!
85 Years Ago Today - Chicago - July 27, 1929 
~ Saturday Afternoon Doubleheader - Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (Cubs Win! 10-7, 6-1)

1989 Baseball Hall Of Fame 50th Anniversary Class
25 Yrs Ago on Otsego Lake - Cooperstown, NY - July 1989

1989 Baseball Hall Of Fame 50th Anniversary Class
25 Yrs Ago on Otsego Lake - Cooperstown, NY - July 1989

1957 A Peek Into The Baseball Hall of Fame Gift Shop~ “A popular nook in the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., is the corner where baseball publications are on display. Among the baseball books on sale there are the various publications of The Sporting News.”

1957 A Peek Into The Baseball Hall of Fame Gift Shop
~ “A popular nook in the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., is the corner where baseball publications are on display. Among the baseball books on sale there are the various publications of The Sporting News.”

1965 Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremonies Poster
49 Years Ago Today - Cooperstown, NY - July 26, 1965…That’s quite a lineup of invitees!

1965 Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremonies Poster
49 Years Ago Today - Cooperstown, NY - July 26, 1965
…That’s quite a lineup of invitees!

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth & Tris Speaker Reflect On Old Times
 73 Years Ago Today - Cleveland - July 26, 1941~ “ACME Wire: Baseball Immortals Together Again - Three famous baseball players of bygone years met here for the first time since 1928 and the second time in baseball history. Shown above talking over old times at a local hotel, they are left to right Ty Cobb, with Detroit in 1912; Babe Ruth, Home Run King of the Yankees, and Tris Speaker of the Cleveland Indians. The trio attended the Amateur Day games at the Cleveland Stadium.”

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth & Tris Speaker Reflect On Old Times
73 Years Ago Today - Cleveland - July 26, 1941

~ “ACME Wire: Baseball Immortals Together Again - Three famous baseball players of bygone years met here for the first time since 1928 and the second time in baseball history. Shown above talking over old times at a local hotel, they are left to right Ty Cobb, with Detroit in 1912; Babe Ruth, Home Run King of the Yankees, and Tris Speaker of the Cleveland Indians. The trio attended the Amateur Day games at the Cleveland Stadium.”

1951 Chesterfield Cigarettes Ad - New York Champions
With Casey Stengel & Leo Durocher"Chesterfield - New York’s Largest Selling Cigarette - Because Of Mildness Plus No Unpleasant After-Taste* (*From The Report Of A Well-Known Research Organization)"

~ Well it must be true if a “well-known research organization” says it…hahaha!

1951 Chesterfield Cigarettes Ad - New York Champions
With Casey Stengel & Leo Durocher
"Chesterfield - New York’s Largest Selling Cigarette - Because Of Mildness Plus No Unpleasant After-Taste* (*From The Report Of A Well-Known Research Organization)"

~ Well it must be true if a “well-known research organization” says it…hahaha!

Babe Signs For The Caddies Of Westchester Country Club
79 Years Ago Today - Rye, NY - July 25, 1935~  “ACME Wire: Babe Still Popular - Although he is no longer connected with America’s greatest sport, baseball, Babe Ruth, former King Of Swat, still draws crowds where ever he goes. Here is The Babe autographing cards and books for caddies at the Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y., July 25, as he took part in the qualifying round of the club’s annual golf tournament.”

Babe Signs For The Caddies Of Westchester Country Club
79 Years Ago Today - Rye, NY - July 25, 1935

~ “ACME Wire: Babe Still Popular - Although he is no longer connected with America’s greatest sport, baseball, Babe Ruth, former King Of Swat, still draws crowds where ever he goes. Here is The Babe autographing cards and books for caddies at the Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y., July 25, as he took part in the qualifying round of the club’s annual golf tournament.”

Old No.3 Has Place Of Honor
64 Years Ago Today - Cooperstown, NY - July 24, 1950 ~ AP Wire: “Mickey Cochrane, former Philadelphia Athletic catcher, shows Babe Ruth’s uniform to 11 year old Peter Klein of Schenectady, N.Y., during the formal opening today of a new $175,000 wing to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.”

Old No.3 Has Place Of Honor
64 Years Ago Today - Cooperstown, NY - July 24, 1950
~ AP Wire: “Mickey Cochrane, former Philadelphia Athletic catcher, shows Babe Ruth’s uniform to 11 year old Peter Klein of Schenectady, N.Y., during the formal opening today of a new $175,000 wing to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.”

1904 West Side Grounds Colorized Panoramic
110 Years Ago Today - Chicago, Illinois - July 23, 1904~ Here’s a new edit/colorization I made from the game between the New York Giants & Chicago Cubs, 110 years ago today, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Chicago. You can find the original photo at the LOC here: “National League Park, Chicago, July 23rd, 1904”. Cheers! ~B

1904 West Side Grounds Colorized Panoramic
110 Years Ago Today - Chicago, Illinois - July 23, 1904
~ Here’s a new edit/colorization I made from the game between the New York Giants & Chicago Cubs, 110 years ago today, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Chicago. You can find the original photo at the LOC here: “National League Park, Chicago, July 23rd, 1904”. Cheers! ~B

Babe Ruth Bats Going To Military Training Camps
88 Years Ago Today - Mitchel Field, NY - July 22, 1926~ Here’s a great shot of The Babe with the captain and crew of the airplane that would drop the baseball for his record setting catch just a little while later.

Babe Ruth Bats Going To Military Training Camps
88 Years Ago Today - Mitchel Field, NY - July 22, 1926
~ Here’s a great shot of The Babe with the captain and crew of the airplane that would drop the baseball for his record setting catch just a little while later.

Babe Ruth Catches Ball From Airplane
88 Years Ago Today - Mitchel Field, NY - July 22, 1926(New York Times 7/23/1926): “Babe Ruth established another world record this afternoon - by catching a baseball dropped from an airplane. No one had ever done this before. Ruth was at Mitchel Field at noon in an Army uniform. The place, in which was Captain H. McClelland, Post Adjutant, took off. When it reached a height of 1,000 feet Captain McClelland dropped a ball. A blast of air from the propeller carried the ball far beyond the field and the Captain tried another ball from a lower altitude. As he spiraled nearer the crowd the Army officer dropped ball after ball - seven in all, and all but the last went astray. Meanwhile Ruth was darting about the field under the blistering sun, getting hotter and hotter. The only breeze was the twisters kicked up by the plane, which sent tornadoes of dust about the baseball hero. It was from a height of 300 feet that Captain McClelland tossed the seventh ball. The Babe got under it, steadied himself and neatly caught it. A cheer went up for the exploit. Then The Babe, wringing wet, went to the officers’ club for a bath and change of clothing. The officers congratulated him, and said if there should be another war and New York should be bombed they would have Ruth assigned to defense work, catching enemy bombs. The ball-catching stunt was promoted by the Army to advertise the Summer camp for civilians here.”

Babe Ruth Catches Ball From Airplane
88 Years Ago Today - Mitchel Field, NY - July 22, 1926

(New York Times 7/23/1926): “Babe Ruth established another world record this afternoon - by catching a baseball dropped from an airplane. No one had ever done this before. Ruth was at Mitchel Field at noon in an Army uniform. The place, in which was Captain H. McClelland, Post Adjutant, took off. When it reached a height of 1,000 feet Captain McClelland dropped a ball. A blast of air from the propeller carried the ball far beyond the field and the Captain tried another ball from a lower altitude. As he spiraled nearer the crowd the Army officer dropped ball after ball - seven in all, and all but the last went astray. Meanwhile Ruth was darting about the field under the blistering sun, getting hotter and hotter. The only breeze was the twisters kicked up by the plane, which sent tornadoes of dust about the baseball hero. It was from a height of 300 feet that Captain McClelland tossed the seventh ball. The Babe got under it, steadied himself and neatly caught it. A cheer went up for the exploit. Then The Babe, wringing wet, went to the officers’ club for a bath and change of clothing. The officers congratulated him, and said if there should be another war and New York should be bombed they would have Ruth assigned to defense work, catching enemy bombs. The ball-catching stunt was promoted by the Army to advertise the Summer camp for civilians here.”

First Night Game In Los Angeles
84 Years Ago Today - Wrigley Field - July 22, 1930

The prediction about the influx of lights at every ballpark was correct, but just a little off on the timing…

“Crowds At Night Baseball On The Coast : Out-rivaling New York’s Great White Way in illuminating brilliance, on July 22nd the first night baseball game was played at Los Angeles, Calif., at the William Wrigley Field. The field, which employs over 40,000,000 candlepower, supplied by 144 powerful floodlights is said to be the largest illuminating job of its kind in the country, according to Crouse-Hinds engineers, who designed the equipment. Predictions were made at the opening that every professional club, both major and minor, would have its park equipped with artificial illumination within the next five years. Attendance at the Los Angeles game was over 25,000, said to be the largest for that city in its history.”

First Night Game In Los Angeles
84 Years Ago Today - Wrigley Field - July 22, 1930

The prediction about the influx of lights at every ballpark was correct, but just a little off on the timing…

Crowds At Night Baseball On The Coast : Out-rivaling New York’s Great White Way in illuminating brilliance, on July 22nd the first night baseball game was played at Los Angeles, Calif., at the William Wrigley Field. The field, which employs over 40,000,000 candlepower, supplied by 144 powerful floodlights is said to be the largest illuminating job of its kind in the country, according to Crouse-Hinds engineers, who designed the equipment. Predictions were made at the opening that every professional club, both major and minor, would have its park equipped with artificial illumination within the next five years. Attendance at the Los Angeles game was over 25,000, said to be the largest for that city in its history.”

Babe & Gabby In New Roles
 76 Years Ago Today - Wrigley Field, Chicago - July 21, 1938   ~ “ACME Wire: Chicago - Gabby Hartnett, former catcher of the Chicago Cubs, and Babe Ruth, former King Of Swat, as they met in Chicago in new roles, Hartnett as the new Cubs manager, and The Babe as a Brooklyn Dodgers’ coach.”

Babe & Gabby In New Roles
76 Years Ago Today - Wrigley Field, Chicago - July 21, 1938
~ “ACME Wire: Chicago - Gabby Hartnett, former catcher of the Chicago Cubs, and Babe Ruth, former King Of Swat, as they met in Chicago in new roles, Hartnett as the new Cubs manager, and The Babe as a Brooklyn Dodgers’ coach.”

1922 Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger Ad"Over the Fence. That’s where "Babe" puts them. He made 59 last year, using a Louisville Slugger bat."

1922 Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger Ad
"Over the Fence. That’s where "Babe" puts them. He made 59 last year, using a Louisville Slugger bat."