The Babe Takes Time To Sign
Radisson Hotel, Minneapolis - 1935
Babe Ruth On Stage In Vancouver Pt.2
87 Years Ago - November 29, 1926
Here’s a second pic from that day which shows The Babe shaking Mayor L.D. Taylor’s hand on the Pantages Theatre stage while some local dignitaries look on.
Babe Ruth On Stage In Vancouver
87 Years Ago Today - November 29, 1926
From the Vancouver B.C. Archives. Original caption reads: “Babe Ruth on Pantages Theatre stage about to swing bat, with Mayor L.D. Taylor as catcher and Chief of Police Long as umpire. Nov. 29 1926 (Creation)”
Babe Ruth Meets Baby Snookums
Luce’s Press Clipping Bureau - July 1927
Lawrence “Sunny” McKeen, aka “Baby Snookums”, was a major child star who tragically died of a blood infection at the age of 9 in 1933. Here’s his Find A Grave page: Lawrence McKeen (1924-1933).
When The King Of Swat Meets The “Kid” King Of Screendom!
Babe Ruth Meets Wesley Barry - October 1921
Babe Takes A Break For Autographs
Red Cross Volunteer Campaign - 1944
Babe is shown here going door-to-door as a Red Cross volunteer block canvasser. According to a wire service tag, this was Babe’s response to the reports that the Japanese in New Guinea charged Marine lines shouting ‘to hell with Babe Ruth’
Babe Ruth & The Mysterious Montague
76 Years Ago Today - November 12, 1937
The original wire caption reads: “John Montague (left), Hollywood golf wizard, and Babe Ruth, former king of the baseball sluggers, are pictured at the Fresh Meadow Country Club, Bayside, L.I., N.Y., Nov. 12th, as they practiced on the course for their charity golf match, which is to be staged Nov. 14th.”
The Babe Can Bag Other Than Homers
76 Years Ago Today - November 11, 1937
ACME: “The Babe posed for the photographers on return from a Nova Scotia hunting trip with these deer just to show the sporting world that he is just as handy with a rifle as he is with the willow. He and two companions docked in New York (Nov.11) aboard the S.S. New York and the Bambino immediately started pointing for his exhibition golf match with John Montague, whose mystery shots and acquittal on a robbery charge skyrocketed him to fame.”
A Regular Honest To God Fellow
87 Years Ago Today - Babe Ruth Signed Photo
"To ‘Doc’ Searle, A Regular honest to God fellow, From Babe Ruth, Nov. 7th 1926"
Barnstorming Babe Signs A Ball For A Boy
Somewhere On The West Coast - November 1924
Most likely taken in California…
Babe At Sea - RMS Empress of Japan
79 Years Ago Today - October 27, 1934
Credit Line (ACME): “Babe Ruth, playing manager of the American League All-Stars, now on their way to Honolulu and Japan for an exhibition tour, is seen here with Commander L.D. Douglas, R.N.R., on the bridge of the Canadian Pacific Liner, Empress of Japan, in which The Bambino, Connie Mack, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Moe Berg, Charlie Gehringer and others sailed from Vancouver, B.C. Today, Colonel Jake Ruppert, owner of the Yankees confirmed rumors that The Babe will step into Connie Mack’s shoes to manage the Philadelphia Athletics.”
Really interesting bit about Col. Ruppert ‘confirming rumors’ about The Babe taking over the A’s. Of course, he never did take over the A’s and was sent to the Braves in 1935. Ruppert just couldn’t wait to be rid of The Babe.