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

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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.

http://bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/steve_buckley/2014/07/buckley_100_years_ago_today_a_star_is_born

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

one month passes...

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

one year passes...

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

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/1920.shtml

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.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/sports/influenza-pandemic-that-nearly-killed-babe-ruth

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

six months pass...

Jimmy Breslin, writing about Babe Ruth: pic.twitter.com/EdBYWdGBJV

— Todd Radom (@ToddRadom) September 7, 2021

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


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