Coach Babe Ruth Visits Chicago
Wrigley Field, 1938 (rare fan photo)
Here’s a cool/rare pic that was taken by a fan behind the dugout during Babe’s tenure as the Brooklyn Dodgers 1B coach. As an experiment (if you look closely), I added some animated bits to make it look even more vintage
Coach Babe Ruth Visits Chicago
1955 Omaha Cardinals Team
There’s a few well-known names on this squad, including Mgr. Johnny Keane who had quite an odd major league managing career (winning the World Series in ‘64 with the Cardinals…then becoming the NY Yankees manager in ‘65-66…then dropping dead in ‘67).
66 Years Ago Today…
Danny’s Dream Comes True - May 1, 1947
An obviously ill Babe Ruth still has the time to entertain 13 year old Danny Williams at his NYC apartment.
1914 Boston Red Sox Team Panoramic
Fenway Park - August 19, 1914
Taken before a doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox. By the way, cute dog mascot alert!
Babe Ruth Meets Mr. & Mrs. Tully
St. Petersburg, Florida - March 20, 1933
Seems like The Babe always had time for a quick photo with the fans…young or old.
1946 Negro League West All-Star Team
East-West All-Star Game - Comiskey Park - August 18, 1946
For more about the game, go here: 1946 East-West Game - Second Game excerpt: “The second 1946 East-West Game was held at Comiskey Park on August 18, 1946. The West avenged their loss from three days earlier, beating the East, 4-1, behind a three-man pitching show. 45,474 fans turned out to watch the contest. It was the last East-West Game to feature Josh Gibson. While Gibson would be the all-time East-West leader in walks and hits (tied in the latter category), he put up an unimpressive showing offensively in his last East-West affair (0 for 3, BB, 3 steals allowed in 6 tries).”
1899 St. Louis Perfectos Team
This team was called the Perfectos for only one year. The following season they would become the much more familiar St. Louis Cardinals. Standing all the way to the left is Denton True Young, better known as Cy Young (“Cy” is short for “Cyclone”).
1919 Baltimore Orioles Team
This squad was the first of seven straight International League championship teams.
On The Set Of “The Thief of Bagdad”
November 1, 1924 - Brea, California
(L-R) Douglas Fairbanks, Babe Ruth & Walter Johnson
“Babe Ruth Day” From The 3/4 Century Club
St. Petersburg, Florida - March 25, 1933
Eighty years ago today! From the original wire caption: “Babe Ruth is more accustomed to affixing his signature to baseballs than receiving an autographed sphere. But here he’s being presented a ball by Charles W. Eldridge, 102, a member of the Three Quarter Century Club, at St. Petersburg, Fla. The ball is inscribed with the names of members of the club all of whom are over 75 years of age.”
Babe Ruth & The Gang Pose At The World Series
October 3, 1933 - Polo Grounds, NYC
(L-R) Nick Altrock, Babe Ruth, Joe Cronin, Christy Walsh, Bill Terry & John McGraw
The Bambino Leaves For Braves Training Camp
New York City - March 3, 1935
It was 78 years ago today that The Babe and his wife Claire left for his last spring training. Their melancholy appearance seems appropriate for the occasion…
1953 Ogden Reds Team
There’s usually nothing particularly exciting to report about a Class C team in the Pioneer League, unless that team has a 17-year-old rookie named Frank Robinson (2nd row, 3rd from left) who managed to hit 17 HR’s with a .348 BA. A sign of things to come…