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.
86 Years Ago Today - “Ruth vs. Gehrig” Barnstorming Letter
Christy Walsh Management, N.Y. - October 13, 1927
86 Years Ago Today - “Yanks Beat Pirates In Second Game”
World Series Gm.2 - Forbes Field, Pittsburgh - October 6, 1927
(L-R) Lou Gehrig, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Miller Huggins & Babe Ruth
1938 New York Yankees Team Composite
World Series Champions Of 1938
1937 New York Yankees Team Composite
World Series Champions Of 1937
The Four Mighty Swatters Of Baseball
(L-R) Lou Gehrig, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb & Babe Ruth
Shibe Park, Philadelphia - April 11, 1928:
I’ve posted variations of this great photo in the past (kneeling, standing etc.), but I’ve never known the exact date of when it was taken. Well, thanks to a version I found that still had the original wire tag on the back, mystery solved! So how did the “Mighty Swatters” fare that day in April? Lou (2-5, 2 singles), Tris (0-4), Ty (1-3, with 2 BB’s) and Babe (1-3, a triple and 2 BB’s). The Yankees won 8-3, here’s the boxscore: 4/11/1928 .
Ruth & Gehrig Playing with the West New Yorks vs. The Bushwicks
Dexter Park - Brooklyn, New York - October 13, 1930
Here’s a beauty of a photo from the fun days of Babe & Lou on the barnstorming circuit. With the game in Brooklyn’s Dexter Park, they didn’t have to travel far. The original photo had really poor resolution, but I cleaned it up the best I could. Cheers! ~B
Babe Gives Lou’s Bat The Once-Over
Louisville Slugger Bats Ad - Famous Sluggers of 1927
"Two outstanding Famous Sluggers in 1927, whose great home run race was the feature of the season - Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, both of whom used Louisville Slugger bats."
"Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth…"
74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - July 4, 1939
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
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
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.
81 Years Ago Today In New York…
Heavy Hitters Of The Big Leagues - April 8, 1932
(L-R) Hack Wilson, Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig: I posted this one a while back, but I thought it’d be appropriate to post again today…
1907 Newark Sailors Team Composite
Future Hall of Famer Eddie Collins was on this team for a total of four games, so he didn’t make it for this photo composite. However, Paul Krichell did make it onto the photo (his name is misspelled “Kritchell”). His playing career was uneventful…but his scouting career for the Yankees was legendary. His eye for talent led to the signings of future Yankees icons Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Phil Rizzuto, and Whitey Ford.
The Many Faces Of Babe Ruth
The Real BSmile: New Background Photo
I was getting bored with my background image, so I created a new one using some of my favorite Babe Ruth photos that I’ve posted here over the past year+. Cheers!