Only Lightly Brushed by the Social Veneer We Call Civilization: the Babe Ruth Thread

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New research confirms earliest known moving images of Ruth in Yankee uniform

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 June 2014 12:32 (eight years ago) link

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Last Friday, July 11, was the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's major league debut. Picked off Shoeless Joe in the first inning.

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 17:59 (eight years ago) link

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hit his first professional (and only minor league) home run 100 years ago today in toronto

mookieproof, Friday, 5 September 2014 21:07 (seven years ago) link

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121 today. On Thursday, I showed my class the AL league stats for 1920.

I was emphatically trying to focus their attention on the fact that Ruth out-homered every other team in the league, but the magnitude of that seemed to escape them.

clemenza, Saturday, 6 February 2016 17:22 (six years ago) link

three years pass...
one year passes...

Almost died during the 1918 epidemic, apparently--not because of the flu, which he did contract, but rather a quack treatment.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:07 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

Jimmy Breslin, writing about Babe Ruth:

— Todd Radom (@ToddRadom) September 7, 2021

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:04 (eleven months ago) link

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