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Babe Ruth Meets An Admirer
80 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 24, 1934 “Babe Ruth, the old Yankee slugger, photographed at the Yankee Stadium in New York City April 24, with Gertrude Musier, a 19-year-old New York girl, who recently regained her eyesight after being blind since she was stricken with infantile paralysis at the age of four. The Babe is one of her heroes and they met before the Yankees tangled with the Athletics in the season opener.”

Babe Ruth Meets An Admirer
80 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 24, 1934
“Babe Ruth, the old Yankee slugger, photographed at the Yankee Stadium in New York City April 24, with Gertrude Musier, a 19-year-old New York girl, who recently regained her eyesight after being blind since she was stricken with infantile paralysis at the age of four. The Babe is one of her heroes and they met before the Yankees tangled with the Athletics in the season opener.”

Babe Ruth - Picking His War Club
79 Years Ago Today - Polo Grounds, N.Y. - April 23, 1935I thought I’d add some color to this one…

Babe Ruth - Picking His War Club
79 Years Ago Today - Polo Grounds, N.Y. - April 23, 1935
I thought I’d add some color to this one…

100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field
100 Years Ago Today - Weeghman Park Opening Game - April 23, 1914It wasn’t until 1926 that Chicago’s Wrigley Field would take that name. Before that it was called “Weeghman Park” and it hosted the first Federal League game of the 1914 season. Here’s a panoramic from that time.

100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field
100 Years Ago Today - Weeghman Park Opening Game - April 23, 1914
It wasn’t until 1926 that Chicago’s Wrigley Field would take that name. Before that it was called “Weeghman Park” and it hosted the first Federal League game of the 1914 season. Here’s a panoramic from that time.

Babe Ruth Carried From The Field
83 Years Ago Today Pt.2 - Fenway Park, Boston - April 22, 1931 Here we have Babe’s Yankees teammates carrying him off the field as was mentioned in my last post , “…He was carried from the field and taken to the hospital suffering from what is believed at this writing to be a split bone in his thigh.”

Babe Ruth Carried From The Field
83 Years Ago Today Pt.2 - Fenway Park, Boston - April 22, 1931
Here we have Babe’s Yankees teammates carrying him off the field as was mentioned in my last post , “…He was carried from the field and taken to the hospital suffering from what is believed at this writing to be a split bone in his thigh.”

The Fall That Put Ruth In The Hospital
83 Years Ago Today - Fenway Park, Boston - April 22, 1931Boston, Mass: “An astute cameraman working with trigger-like precision managed to get this remarkable picture of Babe Ruth in the act of throwing his more than 200 pound bulk through the air to cross the home plate ahead of catcher Berry’s glove containing the throw-in. This fall in the seventh inning, the so-called “lucky seventh” was a direct cause of Ruth’s collapse in left field shortly after. He was carried from the field, (the Boston Red Sox field where he got his big league start) and taken to the hospital suffering from what is believed at this writing to be a split bone in his thigh.”

The Fall That Put Ruth In The Hospital
83 Years Ago Today - Fenway Park, Boston - April 22, 1931
Boston, Mass: “An astute cameraman working with trigger-like precision managed to get this remarkable picture of Babe Ruth in the act of throwing his more than 200 pound bulk through the air to cross the home plate ahead of catcher Berry’s glove containing the throw-in. This fall in the seventh inning, the so-called “lucky seventh” was a direct cause of Ruth’s collapse in left field shortly after. He was carried from the field, (the Boston Red Sox field where he got his big league start) and taken to the hospital suffering from what is believed at this writing to be a split bone in his thigh.”

1910 Eastern League Opening Game Panoramic Pt.2
104 Years Ago Today - Newark, New Jersey - April 21, 1910Rochester Bronchos vs. Newark Indians

1910 Eastern League Opening Game Panoramic Pt.2
104 Years Ago Today - Newark, New Jersey - April 21, 1910
Rochester Bronchos vs. Newark Indians

1910 Eastern League Opening Game Panoramic
 104 Years Ago Today - Newark, N.J. - April 21, 1910Rochester Bronchos vs. Newark Indians

1910 Eastern League Opening Game Panoramic
104 Years Ago Today - Newark, N.J. - April 21, 1910
Rochester Bronchos vs. Newark Indians

Still The “Sultan Of Swat” To His Admirers
77 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 20, 1937"Babe Ruth, whose diamond exploits not so long ago thrilled millions of fans, autographing the score-cards of young worshipers who besieged the box of the home run king as he attended the opening game here in the Yankee Stadium here April 20. Looking on is Mrs. Ruth. The one-time Yankee star, who received the acclaim of a record-equaling inaugural crowd of 45,850, saw his former teammates lose, 3 to 2, to the Washington Senators in the first game of their 1937 American League pennant campaign. For a fan, The Babe also had a perfect field day, when he caught and pocketed Frankie Crosetti’s foul tip into the stands."

Still The “Sultan Of Swat” To His Admirers
77 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 20, 1937
"Babe Ruth, whose diamond exploits not so long ago thrilled millions of fans, autographing the score-cards of young worshipers who besieged the box of the home run king as he attended the opening game here in the Yankee Stadium here April 20. Looking on is Mrs. Ruth. The one-time Yankee star, who received the acclaim of a record-equaling inaugural crowd of 45,850, saw his former teammates lose, 3 to 2, to the Washington Senators in the first game of their 1937 American League pennant campaign. For a fan, The Babe also had a perfect field day, when he caught and pocketed Frankie Crosetti’s foul tip into the stands."

Yankees Open Season With Washington Senators At Stadium
74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 19, 1940    “As taps were sounded in memory of his old boss, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth saluted as Mrs. Ruth stood by in silence.”

Yankees Open Season With Washington Senators At Stadium
74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 19, 1940
“As taps were sounded in memory of his old boss, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth saluted as Mrs. Ruth stood by in silence.”

Grand Opening of Yankee Stadium
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923

Grand Opening of Yankee Stadium
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923

1923 Southern League Opening Day Panoramic
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923On the 91st anniversary of the occasion, here’s the Chattanooga Lookouts vs. the Birmingham Barons, from the old days of the Southern League (Association).

1923 Southern League Opening Day Panoramic
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923
On the 91st anniversary of the occasion, here’s the Chattanooga Lookouts vs. the Birmingham Barons, from the old days of the Southern League (Association).

Shea Stadium Packed For First Baseball Game
50 Years Ago Today - April 17, 1964AP Wire: “New York’s new municipal Shea Stadium is packed for the first game in the arena today. The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates line the basepaths in opening day ceremony.”

Shea Stadium Packed For First Baseball Game
50 Years Ago Today - April 17, 1964
AP Wire: “New York’s new municipal Shea Stadium is packed for the first game in the arena today. The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates line the basepaths in opening day ceremony.”

Getting The Bam In Shape
St. Petersburg, FL - March 6, 1930Whoa, holy half-naked Babe! Hahaha, definitely one of the most ‘revealing’ photos of The Babe that I’ve ever come across. Cheers! ~B

Getting The Bam In Shape
St. Petersburg, FL - March 6, 1930
Whoa, holy half-naked Babe! Hahaha, definitely one of the most ‘revealing’ photos of The Babe that I’ve ever come across. Cheers! ~B

1941 Chicago Cubs Team Pt.2Here’s the alternate shot of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms down version). Still love those sleeveless jerseys and two-toned undershirts!

1941 Chicago Cubs Team Pt.2
Here’s the alternate shot of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms down version). Still love those sleeveless jerseys and two-toned undershirts!

1941 Chicago Cubs TeamHere’s a rare one of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms crossed version) in their sleeveless vest jerseys. It was originally taken by legendary baseball photographer George Burke and it’s complete with names. Gotta love those sleeveless jerseys!

1941 Chicago Cubs Team
Here’s a rare one of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms crossed version) in their sleeveless vest jerseys. It was originally taken by legendary baseball photographer George Burke and it’s complete with names. Gotta love those sleeveless jerseys!