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.
Babe Ruth Presents Awards At The Fall Classic
1933 World Series - Polo Grounds, New York
(L-R) Joe Cronin, Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth & Earl Whitehill
1941 Boston Red Sox Team
Everybody remembers the ‘41 Red Sox for Ted Williams’ epic run at .400, but let’s not forget that this team also had Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr & Dom DiMaggio. If only the impending war wouldn’t tear this lineup apart, which might be on the mind of super-spy Moe Berg as this picture was snapped (he’s in the back row, 3rd from left next to Jimmie Foxx). This would also be Lefty Grove’s last season in the majors, one in which he held on long enough to finally capture his 300th (and final) win.
Jimmie Foxx & His Adorable Puppy
1930’s Boston Red Sox Spring Training
1934 Tour Of Japan - In The Dugout
Here’s a great pic that shows Connie Mack, The Babe and Jimmie Foxx hanging out in the dugout during the ‘34 Tour Of Japan. Seems like this is either before the game started or the US Team was batting. Also, that looks like Lou Gehrig with his hand on his face next to Foxx.
Here’s a picture that I colorized (from a B&W) of some American League greats at the 1937 All-Star Game (July 7) at Griffith Stadium - Washington D.C. From left to right: Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx & Hank Greenberg. I originally posted it on my Flickr page over two years ago.