The Babe Swings Again!
84 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - June 19, 1929
The Babe only managed to go 0-1 that day, although the Yanks still clobbered the Red Sox, 13-2. The Babe’s shaky return to the lineup would be short-lived, as he went 3-5 with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI on June 21st against the eventual World Champion Athletics.
The Babe Swings Again!
Ex-King Of Swat Meets No-Hitter
75 Years Ago Today - Ebbets Field, Brooklyn - June 15, 1938
So, June 15th was a busy day in Babe Ruth history…although this day clearly belonged to Johnny Vander Meer and his second consecutive no-hitter. It was also historic for being the first ever night game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. I was happy to find this particular photo because all of the versions I’ve seen of Babe and Johnny on the bench have Paul Derringer cropped out.
Babe & Lou Prepare For Battle In Chicago
81 Years Ago Today - Comiskey Park - June 15, 1932
The Yankees needed more than those stern looks to gain a victory as they lost to the White Sox 2-1. New York’s only run was from Lou’s 14th HR.
Boxscore: 6/15/1932 - ChiSox 2 - NYY 1
The Babe Takes Aim c.1920’s
With his sleeves rolled up, Babe Ruth gets ready to take a shot at the billiards table while chomping on his cigar.
“No Home Runs In This League”
San Francisco, CA - November 10, 1933
Just back from a exhibition trip to Hawaii, Babe gets ready to swing on a San Francisco golf course with Lefty O’Doul, who’s setting up the ball on a tee.
Babe & Lou Meet France In St. Louis
83 Years Ago Today - Sportsman’s Park - June 7, 1930
(L-R) Lou Gehrig, Radio Broadcaster France Laux & Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth Drinks From The Fountain Of Strength
Rochester, New York - June 4-6, 1922
Original from the Cornell University Library.
Babe Ruth Retires With His Rifles
78 Years Ago Today - NYC - June 3, 1935
Well, at least the date stamp on the press tag is from June 3rd. Looks like Babe’s NYC apartment and I believe the photo shoot is from the day before (June 2), which is the day Babe officially announced his retirement. Maybe Babe is getting his guns ready for all of the hunting he now had time for. Of course, all he really wanted was a chance to manage in the big leagues…sadly, something that would never happen.
A Somber Day In New York
72 Years Ago Today - June 3, 1941
(L-R) Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, ex-Postmaster Gen. James Farley, Carl Hubbell - Yes, six years after The Babe announced his retirement, he was in New York for another somber occasion: the wake of Lou Gehrig (who died the day before). We’ve all seen the photos of Babe at Lou’s coffin, so I won’t repost those here…but it’s interesting to see this photo of 3 legendary NY players being interviewed for NBC radio.
A Hero In His Own Right - Babe & Harvard Hodgkins
Babe Ruth’s NYC Apartment - January 4, 1945
Wire Tag: “A hero in his own right, Harvard Hodgkins, 17-year-old Maine boy who figured in the capture of two German spies landed by submarine on the rock-bound coast of his state, sits by Babe Ruth, who is a hero to every American boy who ever played baseball, at the latter’s apartment in New York. Ruth showed the youngster his trophies and demonstrated how he hit the ball to get the distance that made him the Sultan Of Swat.”
76 Years Ago Today - Hubbell Receives MVP Award
Polo Grounds, New York - May 31, 1937
Wire Tag: “Babe Ruth, The Old “King Of Swat’, who used to belt them out for the New York Yankees, presents Carl Hubbell New York Giants pitching ace with a gold watch, awarded by the St. Louis Sporting News to the Most Valuable Player in the National League. Hubbell, center, must have been jinxed by the presentation as the Brooklyn Dodgers knocked him out of the box a few moments later, to break his two-season winning streak of 24 straight. Art Flynn, business manager of the St. Louis Sporting News looms on at the right.”
Step Up And Fight Babe Ruth!
1927 Production Still (92-1) “Babe Comes Home”
Your eyes don’t deceive you, Babe Ruth’s character wore a Los Angeles Angels uniform for the movie.