Working The Kinks Out
Associated News Service - February 1931
Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth & Connie Mack Golfing In Florida.
Working The Kinks Out
Arm In Arm, Four Dapper Legends Pose
New York City - January 25, 1938
(L-R) Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Ed Barrow & Honus Wagner
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 .
A Legend Meets A Future Legend
George Mikan Meets The Babe - Chicago - 1934
Yup, that’s really future basketball superstar George Mikan getting an autographed ball from the Babe at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Mikan was only ten years old in the photo, which was a good indicator of just how tall he would get (6’10”). From JockBio.com: “George was a big, athletic kid who played organized football and hockey. In 1934, he won the marbles championship of Will County, and earned free tickets to a White Sox game where he met Babe Ruth.”
A Gathering Of Great Yankees Skippers
1951 Old Timers Day - Yankee Stadium, New York
(L-R) Bucky Harris (‘47-48), Bob Shawkey (‘30), Clark Griffith (‘03-08), Joe McCarthy (‘31-46), Casey Stengel (‘49-60) & Roger Peckinpaugh (‘14)
A Meeting Of Legends
Knute Rockne, Babe Ruth & Pop Warner - Yankee Stadium - July 19, 1928
As you’d might expect, Babe’s response to this legendary meeting was to hit 2 HR’s vs. the White Sox that afternoon: Boxscore 7/19/1928: NYY 6- ChiSox 4
Lou, Tris, Ty & Babe - 1928
Of course, that’s (L-R) Lou Gehrig, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth.
Make sure you click on the image to see it in all of its full-sized glory!
Babe & The Gang - 1930 World Series
(L-R) Babe Ruth, John McGraw, Gabby Street, Christy Walsh, Connie Mack, Nick Altrock & Ty Cobb