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BSmile
04-15-2011, 08:30 AM
Babe Ruth Teaches Some Fine Points Of Pitching
Palatka, Florida - February 28, 1940

BSmile
04-15-2011, 02:52 PM
Babe Signs For The Fans - Fenway Park c.1930
Yet another large re-edit...the original from the BPL.
*note: Oops, looks like this is a repeat, although this edit is a bit different: original post June 2010 (http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?73654-Babe-Ruth-Pictures-%28some-RARE-ones!%29&p=1748965#post1748965)

BSmile
04-16-2011, 08:13 AM
1934 Tour Of Japan - Team Photo & Close-Up
BBF member Dto7 found and sent me a really nice clean version of the '34 Tour Team posing together. Also, a great close-up featuring Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Chas. Gehringer and The Babe. Thanx to Dto7...and enjoy! ~B

This is another great one! Here's some names...Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

Americans in Top Row, L-R, starting with 7th person from left: "Doc" Ebling (A's trainer), Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty O'Doul, Bing Miller, Japanese, Japanese, Earl Averill.

Seated, L-R: Clint Brown, Moe Berg, Earl Whitehill, Joe Cascarella, Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Lefty Gomez, Frankie Hayes?, Rabbit Warstler, Eric McNair, Umpire John Quinn.

Not 100% sure of the Frankie Hayes ID, but he was the only other catcher in the group other than Berg, and this player is holding a catcher's mitt.

BSmile
04-18-2011, 06:44 AM
Approach...Get Ready...SWING!
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1590 x 579) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=97900&stc=1&d=1303134062)
I decided to create this montage after I recently found the 1st pic of Babe approaching the plate. I was pretty excited to find that it was taken moments before the 2nd and 3rd pics in the montage (early 1920's - Posted back in February.) You can see them here: Start Of His HR Swing...Ball Has Been Met. (http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?73654-Babe-Ruth-Pictures-%28some-RARE-ones!%29&p=1854019#post1854019) Cheers! ~B

BSmile
04-19-2011, 11:30 AM
The Babe Still Rates - April 19, 1946
When I see pictures like this I can't help but wonder how many Babe Ruth autographs are tucked away and forgotten about
in attics and basements all over America.

BSmile
04-19-2011, 08:50 PM
The Babe Signs A Ball In Philly - July 28, 1947
Yup...another day, another autograph. Part of The Babe's great American Legion Tour of 1947. I cropped and flipped the photo text for easier reading. (I hate it when the old wire photos have sideways text!)

BSmile
04-20-2011, 01:07 PM
Babe & The Skippers - Spring 1947
There was no info for this pic...but it looks like managers Ben Chapman and Bucky Harris. Chapman was a former teammate of The Babe with the Yankees. More famously he was a notorious racist. His treatment of Jackie Robinson in '47 made headlines...but it was hardly his first racist action. There's a few choice stories about him on wiki here: Ben Chapman Wiki link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Chapman_%28baseball%29).

BSmile
04-21-2011, 07:17 AM
Babe Gets Warmed Up - 1930's

BSmile
04-21-2011, 03:13 PM
Babe Ruth Esq. - Hamilton, Bermuda - March 1, 1938

BSmile
04-22-2011, 10:12 AM
Babe & The Red Sox Spring Training - 1915
BBF member Dto7 sent me a message asking if I'd seen this picture. It reminded me that I had it in my "to be edited" folder...so I did just that. I'm guessing that this picture was taken in Arkansas. Cheers! ~B

BSmile
04-23-2011, 07:52 AM
To A Nurse That Was Wonderful To Me - July 14, 1947
"To A Nurse That Was Wonderful To Me For Many Months Muriel Holland. From Babe Ruth. 7-14-47"
A touching autograph from The Babe to his nurse who helped him early on in his fight against cancer. The picture itself appears to be from the early 1930's.

BSmile
04-24-2011, 09:26 AM
Babe Snaps A Pic Of Lou (x2!) - April 12, 1932 - Philadelphia
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1286 x 566) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98027&stc=1&d=1303662235)
Anybody who follows this thread would probably assume (correctly I'd add) that I have thousands & thousands of pics of The Babe. So finding a pic of The Babe taking a pic is pretty special to me. A pic of Babe taking a pic of Lou Gehrig actually inspired me to start this entire thread (the pic on the left...which I posted very early on). Then...the other day, I found an opposing view pic of the same event. To say the least I was very, very happy...so I combined them into the image I post here. Cheers! ~B

GaryL
04-24-2011, 10:03 AM
Babe & The Red Sox Spring Training - 1915
BBF member Dto7 sent me a message asking if I'd seen this picture. It reminded me that I had it in my "to be edited" folder...so I did just that. I'm guessing that this picture was taken in Arkansas. Cheers! ~B

This is a nice one. Here's a few names:
First Red Sox player on bench is, I think, Rube Foster, then unknown civilian, then Carl Mays, Harry Hooper, Everett "Deacon" Scott, and Babe Ruth.

BSmile
04-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Babe Coaches A Young Hopeful - 1920's

BSmile
04-26-2011, 06:01 AM
Diamond Dust Punch Game - 1930's
Babe is joined by some guys I think we've all heard of...but who's "Jimmy" Foxx? Haha...if I had a nickel for every time I've seen "Jimmie" Foxx's name spelled wrong...why I could make every punch on that board and then some!

BSmile
04-28-2011, 07:38 AM
Hangin' With The Babe - c.1927-30
Here's a really candid unpublished photo of Babe on the field with a teenage fan. Looks like Babe is in mid-sentence imparting some baseball knowledge (perhaps a clinic?). The original (B&W) had some condition/contrast issues, so I beefed it up a bit by adding some color. Not a full-colorization exactly...but I tried to make it look like an old color photo that had faded and distorted a bit. The ads on the outfield wall seem to indicate that this in somewhere in NY/NJ. The boldest, "This Stadium Built By George A. Fuller Company (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Fuller#George_A._Fuller_Company)" doesn't really narrow it down because they built so many historic buildings and ballparks (including Princeton's old Palmer Stadium in NJ). It's most likey that this is a minor league ballpark in that general area. Cheers! ~B

BSmile
04-29-2011, 06:25 AM
First Lap Of The Home Run Journey - Rounding 1st
Photo taken by the great Paul Thompson in 1923.

BSmile
04-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Babe Ruth - Argentinian News

BSmile
04-30-2011, 09:27 PM
Babe Reminisces In His NYC Apartment
I love pics of The Babe in his NYC apt...mostly because you can see all the great pictures on his walls! I've managed to track down copies of quite a few of them. Looks like The Babe is thinking, "I betcha there's one more home run in this old bat here". There's no date for this pic...but I'd guess mid-late 1930's.

BSmile
05-03-2011, 06:12 AM
Gripping the Ball For A Curve - 1920's

BSmile
05-04-2011, 05:51 AM
Babe Gives Some Hitting Tips - March 1939
Ray L. Doan Baseball School - Hot Springs, Arkansas
Note that Babe is wearing his 1934 Tour Of Japan uniform. Cool!

BSmile
05-05-2011, 12:29 PM
Tennis Is A Great Conditioner - 1920's
Babe & Tennis Legend, Bill Tilden - Hollywood, CA

BSmile
05-06-2011, 05:59 AM
Babe & The Scouts - March 1939
Ray L. Doan Baseball School - Hot Springs, Arkansas
(L-R) Eddie Goosetree, Pat Monahan, Babe, Harold Ireland & Joseph Mathis

BSmile
05-07-2011, 01:38 PM
That's From Where I Smacked Them...
Babe & Claire - Yankee Stadium - April 27, 1947

BSmile
05-09-2011, 06:00 AM
1933 Goudey Cardboard Standup & Original Image
So out of the thousands of Babe Ruth pics that I've amassed, every once in a while I find one that was used for advertising, promo's etc. In this case, it's the 1933 R309 Goudey Cardboard Standup Premium of The Babe. In order to get the card you had to mail in 50 wrappers...you couldn't just buy it outright. Ironically, those 50 wrappers might be worth more today than the card (depending on condition of course). It's also interesting to see how the Goudey artist painted out the players standing behind Babe. Cheers! ~B Click Here To See Full-Sized (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98254&stc=1&d=1304945884)

BSmile
05-11-2011, 06:04 AM
Adult Leader Badge - Babe Ruth Baseball Clinic
Sportsman's Park - St. Louis - June 19, 1948
This is the badge worn by the on-field, adult chaperones for a Babe Ruth clinic held in St. Louis. I'm pretty sure that it wasn't much of an informative clinic, but rather more of a cool meet-n-greet with the Bambino. I'd recently posted two different pictures of the event, so this badge definitively marks the correct date as Saturday - June 19th. You can see them here: Always Time For A Young Player (http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?73654-Babe-Ruth-Pictures-%28some-RARE-ones!%29&p=1867711#post1867711) and Another Day, Another Group Of Adoring Fans (http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?73654-Babe-Ruth-Pictures-%28some-RARE-ones!%29&p=1868275#post1868275).

BSmile
05-12-2011, 07:27 AM
Babe Takes A Big Cut At BP

BSmile
05-14-2011, 09:59 AM
Four Views Of No. 3
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I came across these pics of The Babe in various stages of his famous swing and decided that they should be grouped together. Looks to be the early 1930's and possibly Chicago.

SHOELESSJOE3
05-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Four Views Of No. 3
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I came across these pics of The Babe in various stages of his famous swing and decided that they should be grouped together. Looks to be the early 1930's and possibly Chicago.

Nice shot BS. You can't really tell by looking at this, second frame to third frame because there is too big a gap, but he had great wrist action as seen in some other sequences and videos I have saved some where.

I have played the videos over and over again, slo-mo and frame by frame. Just about at the time at contact, great wrist action and the trail hand comes over the top. Between the big stride into the ball, turning the hips and the great wrists, no wonder he put so much distance into his drives.

BSmile
05-15-2011, 07:00 AM
Nice shot BS. You can't really tell by looking at this, second frame to third frame because there is too big a gap, but he had great wrist action as seen in some other sequences and videos I have saved some where.

I have played the videos over and over again, slo-mo and frame by frame. Just about at the time at contact, great wrist action and the trail hand comes over the top. Between the big stride into the ball, turning the hips and the great wrists, no wonder he put so much distance into his drives.

Thanx Shoeless!
Yeah, Babe's swing was pretty amazing and unique. His sense of timing was remarkable considering how much he put into his swing.

BSmile
05-15-2011, 02:26 PM
Babe & The Kids - 1936
There were two places where The Babe seemed to be at his best. One was the ballfield (of course). The other was here, spending time amongst admiring children.

BSmile
05-16-2011, 06:02 AM
Coach Ruth Gives His 2¢ - Brooklyn 1938

BSmile
05-17-2011, 06:17 AM
Red Gives Some Tips To Pee Wee
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 950) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98384&stc=1&d=1305638111)
That's Red Barber going over the script with Pee Wee Reese while Babe looks on at CBS Radio. No specific date came with the photo...but it looks like post-war ca.1946-48. Love those old RCA Model 44 Ribbon Microphones, they're so classic!

BSmile
05-18-2011, 06:22 AM
Adios To Ghosts - Christy Walsh Memoir - 1937
Click Here To See Full-Sized (3768 x 864) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98453&stc=1&d=1305724622)
For today, I put together a panoramic montage of the cover and some selected pages from the 1937 self-published memoir of Christy Walsh, "Adios To Ghosts". You'll really need to click on the link (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98453&stc=1&d=1305724622) to see any details (the new image size restrictions are sooo aggravating!). Cheers! ~B

Bill Burgess
05-19-2011, 12:57 AM
October 4, 1931: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.---Fort Lee team vs. West New York team, playing baseball in New Jersey.
http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/BillBurgess/Player%20Tributes/Image10-42.jpg

BSmile
05-19-2011, 05:59 AM
Remembering Miller - September 1929
Just another picture of The Babe, Tony Lazzeri and Lou Gehrig, right? Well actually, it's a pretty rare pic showing the memorial armbands the team wore for manager Miller Huggins. Miller passed away on September 25th, so the Yankees players only wore these armbands for a very short period. There'd probably be a lot more pictures documenting this had they made the World Series that year. From September 25th to the end of the season (Oct.6), the Yanks played in Boston, Washington and then back home to New York. So the road uniforms tell us that this picture was taken in either Boston or Washington during September 25-29. My guess is that this pic was taken in Washington on 9/26 or 9/28. I'm still tying to figure out what colors the armbands were as they're obviously not the traditional solid black (blk/blue, blk/red?). On a final note, this is the first time that the Yankees wore an armband for a fellow Yankee. They did wear one in 1920, but that was for Indians shortstop Ray Chapman who was tragically killed by a pitch from the NYY's Carl Mays.

BSmile
05-20-2011, 07:09 AM
Champion Meets Champion - Hawaii 1934

BSmile
05-21-2011, 07:37 AM
Babe Says Aloha!

BSmile
05-23-2011, 05:35 AM
At The Beach With Duke Kahanamoku

BSmile
05-24-2011, 05:32 AM
Pregame Chat - 1927 World Series - Pittsburgh

BSmile
05-24-2011, 05:38 AM
Babe's Big Cut - 1927 World Series - Pittsburgh

BSmile
05-25-2011, 06:22 AM
Babe Takes A Break - Spring 1935
Harvard Batting Cages, Massachusetts
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BSmile
05-25-2011, 08:54 PM
Leader Of The Band - 1930
Babe and the American Legion Band at Yankee Stadium (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98633&stc=1&d=1306382009)

BSmile
05-27-2011, 10:56 AM
Barnstorming Buddies
Walter Johnson & The Babe - Brea, CA - October 31, 1924

jdietz
05-28-2011, 06:41 AM
Red Gives Some Tips To Pee Wee
That's Red Barber going over the script with Pee Wee Reese while Babe looks on at CBS Radio. No specific date came with the photo...but it looks like post-war ca.1946-48. Love those old RCA Model 44 Ribbon Microphones, they're so classic!

At about the age of ten, I was at that radio show which my father directed. I still have the baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Red Barber and Pee Wee along with Leo Durocher, Branch Ricky and Bob Considine (sportswriter) who were also on the show. I would love to get a copy of that picture?

BSmile
05-28-2011, 07:16 AM
At about the age of ten, I was at that radio show which my father directed. I still have the baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Red Barber and Pee Wee along with Leo Durocher, Branch Ricky and Bob Considine (sportswriter) who were also on the show. I would love to get a copy of that picture?

Wow...how lucky you were! Very cool.
I only have the picture in digital form, but you can see it larger through this link:
Red Gives Some Tips To Pee Wee (large) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98384&stc=1&d=1305638111). This version is 1200x950. You could simply save this to your computer and print it at home...or bring the digital file to Kinko's etc and have then do it for you.
Cheers!
~B

BSmile
05-29-2011, 07:38 AM
Which Came First, Baseball Or The Egg?
Babe & Lou Barnstorming - Omaha, Nebraska - October 1927
The guys ended up doing a lot of strange promotions on their barnstorming tours, this appears to be no exception.

BSmile
05-30-2011, 12:24 PM
This One's For The Birds
Babe & Lou Barnstorming 2 - Omaha, Nebraska - October 1927
~ Or at least one bird, in this case "Lady Amco", who was touted as being the "Babe Ruth Of Chickens" for her prodigious egg laying abilities.

BSmile
06-01-2011, 06:37 AM
Babe, Miller & Lou 1920's- Colorized
Over the weekend the guys at Uni Watch had another round of "Colorize This". Check it out here: UniWatch True Colors - Volume III (http://www.uni-watch.com/2011/05/28/true-colors-volume-iii-part-b/). There were a bunch of great submissions, but the one that suits this series was done by Jon Kamide who colorized that famous photo of Babe taking a break during spring training with Miller Huggins and Lou Gehrig (Here's an alternate pose too) (http://tyrnyx.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/babe_hug_lou1.jpg?w=600&h=351), although not in color. I edited the posted image a bit for this entry (adjusted color, noise removal, resized etc.), you can see it full-sized by clicking this link: 1200 x 928 version (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98764&stc=1&d=1306935429)

BSmile
06-03-2011, 06:53 AM
Babe Ruth Day - Comiskey Park, Chicago - 1947
Another event that was part of the Ford Motor Co. sponsored American Legion Goodwill Tour. Babe Ruth, Jack Brickhouse, C. H. O'Donohue.

BSmile
06-03-2011, 09:29 PM
Babe Ruth Given Key To City
Miami Beach, Fla - February 12, 1948

BSmile
06-04-2011, 09:13 PM
Babe & A Babe - 1932
Production Still From "Fancy Curves"
Check out the full video here: Play Ball with Babe Ruth "Fancy Curves" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp8vA07JPGY)

BSmile
06-05-2011, 08:36 AM
Babe & More Babes - 1932
2nd Production Still From "Fancy Curves"

BSmile
06-06-2011, 05:50 AM
1934 Tour of Japan - Hotel New Grand - Yokohama
A new pic from the 1934 Tour Of Japan always makes my day. I posted this in my Vintage Panoramic Pictures (http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?75607-Vintage-Panoramic-Pictures&p=1893878#post1893878) thread last night, but it should be here as well. Click Here To See Full-Sized (836 x 591) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98891&stc=1&d=1307330385) Cheers! ~B

BSmile
06-07-2011, 05:33 AM
Just Another Day At CBS Radio - 1947
Red Barber talking with The Babe again at the studio.

BSmile
06-08-2011, 06:13 AM
The Babe In Cincinnati - August 4, 1947
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Babe was in Cincinnati on this day at the Hotel Netherlands Plaza (http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/CVGNPHF-Hilton-Cincinnati-Netherland-Plaza-Ohio/index.do) as part of his Ford sponsored American Legion Good Will Tour. Sitting with The Babe is Jack Lester, Cincinnati Ford District Mgr.

BSmile
06-09-2011, 05:41 AM
The Babe In Cincinnati Pt.2 - August 4, 1947
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It's a little while later at the Netherlands Plaza Hotel, and now Babe is at a luncheon with toastmaster Waite Hoyt. The All-Star Game that is referenced on the back is for the American Legion, not MLB.

BSmile
06-10-2011, 04:59 AM
The Babe In Cincinnati Pt.3 - August 4, 1947
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The game may have been between American Legion teams (Cleveland vs. Cincinnati), but the production was very major league. Here we find Babe and the gang at Crosley Field, the Cincinnati Red's home ballpark. By the way, the Red were on the road in Pittsburgh that day: 8/4/47 - Reds vs. Pittsburgh Boxscore (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT194708040.shtml).

BSmile
06-10-2011, 04:59 AM
Babe At Phillies Spring Training - 1947
'47 Phillies coaching staff, L-R: Cy Perkins, Ben Chapman (Mgr.), Babe, probably Benny Culp, and Benny Bengough.
(Thanx to GaryL for the ID's)

BSmile
06-12-2011, 07:11 AM
Eddie Cicotte Remembers The Babe - 1965
Here we have Eddie Cicotte, now aged 81, showing two pics of himself and The Babe that were taken on August 1, 1920 in Chicago at Comiskey Park. This would be Eddie's last season due to the "Black Sox" scandal. Anyways, what makes this story more interesting (to me at least) is that 1) I now know the exact date they were taken and 2) I have copies of those exact pictures and the inscriptions that are on the back. Coming up next!

BSmile
06-12-2011, 07:14 AM
Eddie Cicotte & The Babe (No.1)
August 1, 1920 - Comiskey Park, Chicago

BSmile
06-12-2011, 07:16 AM
Eddie Cicotte & The Babe (No.2)
August 1, 1920 - Comiskey Park, Chicago

GaryL
06-12-2011, 09:24 AM
Babe At Phillies Spring Training - 1947
Along with old Yankees teammate Bennie Bengough.

That's the '47 Phillies coaching staff, L-R: Cy Perkins, Ben Chapman (Mgr.), Babe, probably Benny Culp, and Benny Bengough.

Love that '65 Eddie Cicotte photo!

BSmile
06-12-2011, 09:44 AM
That's the '47 Phillies coaching staff, L-R: Cy Perkins, Ben Chapman (Mgr.), Babe, probably Benny Culp, and Benny Bengough.

Love that '65 Eddie Cicotte photo!

Thanx GaryL!
Yeah, finding that pic of Eddie '65 with those Babe pictures was pretty cool.

BSmile
06-13-2011, 06:04 AM
Babe Visits Fenway - September 12, 1947

BSmile
06-13-2011, 06:12 AM
Babe Visits Fenway Pt.2 - September 12, 1947
Lou, Babe & Joe switch positions...and I added the sepia, sharpness etc.

BSmile
06-14-2011, 06:44 AM
Babe Visits Fenway Pt.3 - September 12, 1947
Babe addressing the crowd near home plate.

BSmile
06-15-2011, 04:24 AM
Babe Visits Fenway Pt.4 - September 12, 1947
Babe addressing the crowd near home plate (close-up).

BSmile
06-15-2011, 03:10 PM
Babe Visits Fenway Pt.5 - September 12, 1947
The Babe shares a laugh with fellow HOF'er Eddie Collins (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/collied01.shtml), who was serving his last year as the Red Sox GM. Eddie was actually the 1st Red Sox GM and served from 1933-47.

BSmile
06-16-2011, 04:39 AM
Babe Visits Fenway Pt.6 - September 12, 1947
The Babe waves goodbye and makes his exit in style.

BSmile
06-17-2011, 09:42 AM
On Your Mark, Get Set...
1932 "Fancy Curves" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp8vA07JPGY) Studio Production Still
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 935) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99093&stc=1&d=1308328749)

BSmile
06-18-2011, 08:09 AM
Babe Meets Patsy O'Toole - 1934 World Series
The back of this photo lists the Cardinal player as Ducky Medwick, but it looks a lot more like Pepper Martin to me. Anyways....so who is Patsy O'Toole? Well a little research shows that he was a infamously vocal Detroit fan for many years. Some might say a loudmouth. Here's what William G. Nicholson at SABR had to say about him in his article "Bleacher Bums Of Yesteryear" (http://research.sabr.org/journals/bleacher-bums): "Patsy O’Tooles’s technique in Detroit was not spectacular, but it was steady and had earned him the dubious honor of annoying an American President at an athletic event. His rallying cry, usually delivered from the roof of the Tigers’ dugout was, “Boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Keep cool wit’ O’Toole!” The incredible repetition, coupled with one standard insult and compliment, did not endear him to his fellow spectators. Patsy would bellow, “Jimmy Foxx, you’re a bum! Babe Ruth, you’re a bum!!” or “Charlie Gehringer, you’re a great guy! ‘Doc’ Cramer, you’re a great guy! Boy, oh boy, oh boy! Keep cool wit’ O’Toole!”

BSmile
06-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Happy Father's Day!
I thought this picture would be fitting for Father's Day. It also provides specific context for this photo, which I'm sure I posted a long time ago. Babe says goodbye to his daughter Dorothy before leaving for Spring Training 1931. (btw, pictures of Babe and Dorothy alone without Claire & Julia aren't exactly common).

BSmile
06-20-2011, 06:24 AM
Babe Goes To Harvard - March 1935
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 974) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99116&stc=1&d=1308576172)
Well the indoor Harvard batting cages at least...along with his new Braves teammates.

BSmile
06-21-2011, 06:38 AM
Babe Talks To WJR Radio Detroit
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 965) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99145&stc=1&d=1308663237)
Yup, that's Mickey Cochrane listening along on the left. This picture looks like it's from around 1947...perhaps they're discussing Mickey's 1947 election to the Hall Of Fame.

BSmile
06-22-2011, 06:09 AM
Coffee For Babe - February 6, 1945
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Here we have Babe quietly starting off the day with a cup of coffee from his housekeeper at his NYC apartment. However, it's not just another day...it's Babe's 51st birthday! (edit: actually 50th!). I'm sure the cakes and festivities will be coming later on that day. (On a sidenote, while the back of this photo lists the year as 1946, I'm considering it could be earlier based on the text on Babe's newspaper. The top-left coner says "On To Tokyo", so maybe this is actually 1945, Babe's 50th birthday?)

edit (6/23): I concur will Chef Bill's post below, so I changed the year of the picture to 1945. Thanx Chef Bill!

Chef Bill
06-23-2011, 06:13 AM
On a sidenote, while the back of this photo lists the year as 1946, I'm considering it could be earlier based on the text on Babe's newspaper. The top-left coner says "On To Tokyo", so maybe this is actually 1945, Babe's 50th birthday?)

Great picture! Unless Babe saved his newspapers for a year, the photo is more likely to be from '45. The headlines refer to the Soviets crossing the Oder River from Poland into Germany, and the battle for Manila, both of which occurred in early February of that year.

BSmile
06-23-2011, 06:25 AM
Great picture! Unless Babe saved his newspapers for a year, the photo is more likely to be from '45. The headlines refer to the Soviets crossing the Oder River from Poland into Germany, and the battle for Manila, both of which occurred in early February of that year.

Great info Chef Bill!
I had a feeling it was from 1945 and your historical references make it pretty clear.
Cheers! ~B

BSmile
06-23-2011, 06:43 AM
Cards With The Kids - 1930's
Here's a funny shot of Dorothy, Babe & Julia playing cards at the NYC apartment. I like how Julia is looking at Babe's cards...while he's looking at Dorothy's.

BSmile
06-24-2011, 06:22 AM
Babe & Sid - Yankee Stadium 1930's
Here's a rare personalized pic of Babe with Sid Loberfeld. Sid was briefly a radio announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1930's (some say the first, while he was still a teenager). He later became an attorney for clients that included Gil Hodges. The autograph reads, "To Sid Loberfeld's Dear Mother - The Mother of a swell boy - Sincerely - Babe Ruth."

BSmile
06-25-2011, 08:58 AM
Still King Of Them All - April 13, 1947
Newark, New Jersey - Heading Off To Miami

BSmile
06-26-2011, 05:46 AM
You Can Bat 1000% For Safety
By Being Careful - 1920's Parade NYC
Here's an interesting pic of The Babe riding along in a parade on Fifth Avenue, sometime in the early-1920's. Looks like there's Boy Scouts lined up in front of the crowd, so this might be a Boy Scout inspired event. Not to mention the signs refering to safety, including the especially cheery, "Better Be Careful Than Crippled".

BSmile
06-27-2011, 06:44 AM
Chattanooga, Tennessee - April 2, 1931
Jackie Mitchell Shakes Hands With The Babe
(L-R) Lou Gehrig, Jackie Mitchell, Joe Engel & Babe Ruth
There are actually very few pictures of this momentous occasion, let alone any good quality photos. So I was happy to finally find this one, easily the best image I've ever seen of the moments before Jackie struck out Babe & Lou Click Here To See Full-Sized (930 x 740) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99294&stc=1&d=1309181554). I only wish there was some film footage of that fateful day. This image comes by way of a 1952 wire photo which mentions how Mrs. Elenor Engel was refused a chance to play after signing with the Harrisburg Senators. A little "googling" brought up an excellent article written by J.G. Preston about Engel. Check it out here: "On Eleanor Engle, who wasn’t allowed to play shortstop for the Harrisburg Senators" (http://prestonjg.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/on-eleanor-engle-who-wasnt-allowed-to-play-shortstop-for-the-harrisburg-senators/)

BSmile
06-28-2011, 07:01 AM
Batting Tips For The Kids - 1923

BSmile
06-29-2011, 06:31 AM
Ted & Babe - July 13, 1943 - In Color
Here's a cool colorization that was originally posted in this past Sunday's Uni Watch column, see here: Uni Watch 6/26/11 (http://www.uni-watch.com/2011/06/26/back-to-baseball/). It was done by reader Andy Rich who did a great job on it. I've posted this pic before in uncolorized form...and noted it's use as the #2 card in the 1959 Fleer Ted Williams series (see here: Ted's Idol - Babe Ruth (http://www.vintagecardprices.com/pics/402/65446.jpg)). Anyways, I did some touch-up work on it for today's posting. Cheers! ~B

BSmile
06-30-2011, 06:27 AM
Hot Day For Golf - Cleveland, OH - July 1941
(L-R) Ty Cobb, Billy Burke, Babe Ruth & Tris Speaker
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 923) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99348&stc=1&d=1309440321)
Ty & Babe are sweating pretty good on this hot summer day in Cleveland (Tris not so much). I guess Billy Burke didn't get the memo considering his tie and long sleeve shirt. This would have been a good day to have a baseball and a pen handy for sure!

BSmile
07-01-2011, 08:42 AM
1942 Production Still - "The Pride Of The Yankees"
(L-R) Bill Dickey, Harry Harvey & The Babe
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 908) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99369&stc=1&d=1309534824)
Here's a really pristine shot from the movie, "The Pride Of The Yankees". Harry Harvey was playing the role of Joe McCarthy, Bill and Babe were playing themselves (of course). Note how The Babe seems to be wearing one of his actual old caps while Bill and Harry are wearing a larger logo version. You can still watch the whole movie for free here: Hulu: The Pride Of The Yankees (http://www.hulu.com/watch/39073/the-pride-of-the-yankees)

BSmile
07-02-2011, 07:19 AM
Babe Waits For The Ball - In COLOR
Fenway Park, Boston - c.1931-34
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1390 x 1079) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99381&stc=1&d=1309616266)
Here's a great shot of The Babe waiting on a flyball in right field. I hadn't done a colorization in a while...so I thought this pic would be a good candidate. Cheers! ~B
***note: This was featured in the "Colorize This!" section of Uni Watch today, see here: Uni Watch July 3, 2011 (http://www.uni-watch.com/2011/07/03/smokin-the-red-birds/)

BSmile
07-03-2011, 08:36 AM
Cowboys In Brooklyn - October 1928
World Series Rodeo Promotion - Dexter Park, Brooklyn
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 977) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99409&stc=1&d=1309706781)
This glorious event has often been incorrectly noted as having taken place in 1927. However, I did a little digging and figured out (in the 2nd pic) that the dates listed on the license plate are Oct.23-Nov.1, which are the dates for the 1928 event (see the ticket). The 1927 event was held from Oct.25-Nov.2nd (see the program). You can see the original of the 1st pic at the Boston Public Library's Flickr page here: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as cowboys (http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5887854494/). I left a short comment there about the dating issue. So there ya have it!

BSmile
07-04-2011, 07:24 AM
Babe Hugs Lou - July 4, 1939
Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day - Yankee Stadium
It was 72 years ago today that The Iron Horse gave one of the greatest and most heartfelt speeches of the 20th Century. For Babe, it was a chance to reunite with his old pal. I think all the talk of their feud may have been blown out of proportion a bit by the press...but The Babe looks genuinely thrilled to see Lou (even on such a sad occasion). Although to be fair...at that moment, nobody really knew that Lou was as gravely ill as he was. The sadness was more about his not being able to play baseball anymore.

For those who don't know, CriticalPast.com (http://www.criticalpast.com/) has an amazing collection of stock film footage that you can view for free. So you'll want to check out some rarely seen film footage from that day here (Babe talks at 4:15): Video: Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day (1) (http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675070892_Lou-Gehrig-Appreciation-Day_Yankee-Stadium_Lou-Gehrig-addresses_Babe-Ruth). And some more rare, unedited footage from that day (don't miss Nick Altrock yelling something into the mic at 3:18!): Video: Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day (2) (http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675070890_Lou-Gehrig-Appreciation-Day_Yankee-Stadium_Babe-Ruth_Lou-Gehrig)

Have a Happy 4th Of July everyone!
Cheers! ~B

BSmile
07-06-2011, 06:41 AM
Babe Takes BP - Chicago 1933 - In COLOR
Here's a great action shot of The Babe taking some batting practice in Chicago, 1933. This was probably taken before the 1st All-Star Game (July 6th). The original black & white pic was taken by the great baseball photographer, George Burke (with color added by me).

BSmile
07-07-2011, 05:47 AM
Oh Henry! - Spring Training 1920's
Babe poses on the bench during spring training. Love that Oh Henry candy sign!

BSmile
07-08-2011, 06:45 AM
Dazzy & Babe - October 13, 1935
Dexter Park - Brooklyn, NY
Dazzy Vance was playing for the Brooklyn Bushwicks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Bushwicks) while The Babe was representing the Bay Parkways (although wearing his 1934 Tour of Japan uni). This classic exhibition game was held at Dexter Park, the site of many exhibition appearances for The Babe (see: Cowboys in Brooklyn 1928). On this day, he went 1 for 4 with a home run in a 3-2 loss. Read about the Bushwicks and more here: The Semipro Teams of Brooklyn (http://www.covehurst.net/ddyte/brooklyn/bushwicks.html).

BSmile
07-09-2011, 06:17 AM
The Babe Looks Kind O' Lost
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh - October 5, 1927
In that 1st game of the 1927 World Series, Babe managed to go 3 for 4 (all singles) as the Yankees won, 5-4. Maybe he was thinking of homers because there were only two hit the entire series...both by The Babe in games 3 & 4 back at Yankee Stadium.

BSmile
07-10-2011, 08:02 AM
The Babe In Cincinnati Pt.4 - August 4, 1947
Babe chats with old pal & former teammate Waite Hoyt. Waite was the master of ceremonies for this luncheon prior to the American Legion All-Star Game, held later that afternoon at Crosley Field.

GaryL
07-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Oh Henry! - Spring Training 1920's
Babe poses on the bench during spring training. Love that Oh Henry candy sign!

Bob Shawkey next to the Babe

BSmile
07-11-2011, 06:09 AM
Rainy Day For Golf

BSmile
07-12-2011, 05:11 AM
Meet Me In St. Pete
Babe meets up with future HOF Manager Bill McKechnie in St. Petersburg, FL. This picture is credited as 1935, but I'm not so sure. I get the feeling that this might have been taken a few years later...perhaps for a golf tournament (same pants on Babe as "Rainy Day For Golf" above).

BSmile
07-12-2011, 06:48 AM
Welcome, Babe
Babe & Bill McKechnie - March 1935
This photo is the reason that I'm not sure about the dating of the previous entry, "Meet Me In St. Pete". Babe looks a lot younger in this photo...but then again, maybe this photo is actually from before 1935 (remember, super-agent Christy Walsh managed them both). In any case, this is a great example of why dating photos can be tricky business...even if there's a press tag attached.

BSmile
07-13-2011, 06:08 AM
The Babe Dons Braves' Uniform First Time
St. Petersburg, Florida - March 7, 1935
OK, so dating this picture isn't tricky at all. Rule of thumb: If The Babe is wearing a Boston Braves uniform, it's the spring of 1935...no doubt.

BSmile
07-14-2011, 04:54 AM
A Gift From Judge Fuchs - April 1935
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 938) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99685&stc=1&d=1310644098)
Owner of the Braves Judge Fuchs presents The Babe with what looks to be a watch. Manager Bill McKechnie (in a suit), observes while standing between them. While there's no official data for this picture, I believe that this was taken at Fitton Field (Worcester, MA) on April 15, 1935 in an exhibition game vs. the Holy Cross Crusaders (http://www.holycross.edu/departments/publicaffairs/hcm/summer05/athletics/athletics4.html). The Braves would start the official major league season the next day vs. the N.Y. Giants at Braves Field. Boxscore: Braves 4 - NYG 2 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BSN/BSN193504160.shtml). Of course, the Braves won and Babe went 2-4 with a HR and 3 RBI. It all seemed like things might work out.....

BSmile
07-15-2011, 06:12 AM
A Gift From Judge Fuchs Pt.2 - April 1935
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 927) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99710&stc=1&d=1310735472)
Snapped a few moments later as Babe shakes hands with Judge Fuchs. You can see the Holy Cross uniform (at least the "Holy" part) on the player all the way to the right.

BSmile
07-16-2011, 05:57 AM
Baseball Magazine - May 1935 Issue
Babe Ruth, ready for work, reports to Manager McKechnie of the Braves
Although the magazine is dated May, it probably actually came out in late-March or April...which is why a spring training pic of The Babe & McKechnie graces the cover.

GaryL
07-16-2011, 06:53 AM
A Gift From Judge Fuchs Pt.2 - April 1935
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 927) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99710&stc=1&d=1310735472)
Snapped a few moments later as Babe shakes hands with Judge Fuchs. You can see the Holy Cross uniform (at least the "Holy" part) on the player all the way to the right.


In Part 2, the Braves player on the left holding the bats is Wally Berger; between Judge Fuchs and the Babe are: Buck Jordan, Tommy Thompson, and coach Hank Gowdy; on the right is coach Duffy Lewis. In Part 1, that might be Holy Cross manager Jack Barry on the far left (partially obscured).

BSmile
07-16-2011, 12:40 PM
In Part 2, the Braves player on the left holding the bats is Wally Berger; between Judge Fuchs and the Babe are: Buck Jordan, Tommy Thompson, and coach Hank Gowdy; on the right is coach Duffy Lewis. In Part 1, that might be Holy Cross manager Jack Barry on the far left (partially obscured).

Good call GaryL.
Jack Barry is a logical guess...looks like a Holy Cross jacket on him too.
Cheers! ~B

BSmile
07-17-2011, 06:46 AM
On The Bench - Spring 1935
Hank Gowdy, Bill McKechnie & The Babe
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 930) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99757&stc=1&d=1310910265)

Melottfan
07-17-2011, 01:52 PM
#1603 The gentleman reported to Be Judge Fuchs is not him. Judge Fuch was a short dumpy looking fellow. The gentleman in question could have responsible for setting up the exhibition game.

BSmile
07-17-2011, 03:06 PM
#1603 The gentleman reported to Be Judge Fuchs is not him. Judge Fuch was a short dumpy looking fellow. The gentleman in question could have responsible for setting up the exhibition game.

I have to disagree with you. I believe it is Judge Fuchs.

From the BPL: Bill McKechnie and Judge Fuchs, Boston Braves (http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5817784975/in/set-72157626281013667)

More assorted pics from the BPL: Judge Fuchs Pics BPL (http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=24029425@N06&q=fuchs)

The cover of a book from Amazon.com: Judge Fuchs and the Boston Braves, 1923-1935 (http://www.amazon.com/Judge-Fuchs-Boston-Braves-1923-1935/dp/0786404825)

BSmile
07-18-2011, 04:39 AM
The End Is Near - Braves Dugout - May 1935
Babe contemplates his future during one of his last days as a player.

BSmile
07-19-2011, 05:49 AM
Former Employer And Employee Meet Again
Polo Grounds, New York - April 23, 1935
Babe and Col. Ruppert ham it up and shake hands for the camera.

oddsox1919
07-19-2011, 08:10 PM
what uni is Babe wearing here? Doesn't resemble any Yankee uni from 1910 - 1932, according the the HOF uni database. Looks VERY much like Giants unis during the period, but can't find an exact match in the database.

BSmile
07-19-2011, 09:04 PM
what uni is Babe wearing here? Doesn't resemble any Yankee uni from 1910 - 1932, according the the HOF uni database. Looks VERY much like Giants unis during the period, but can't find an exact match in the database.

Which posted picture are you talking about??
The Babe did wear a Giants uni (for an exhibition, 1923) at least once. I just have no idea which picture you're directly referring to.

BSmile
07-20-2011, 06:20 AM
1932 Babe Ruth Esso Oil Ad
Well here's a different uniform for The Babe...gas station attendant overalls! This rare picture was used as part of a counter display sign for Esso Oil in 1932.

Melottfan
07-20-2011, 11:48 AM
BSmile, it is not my intention to pick a fight with you, far from it. As a Historian I feel it is my duty, as it were, to correct what I feel are inconsistantcies with photos, or stats in baseball. I offer exhibit A. Take a look at the appearence of both Fuch and the Gentleman with Ruth in post #1602 and #1603. Fuchs looks to be a few inches shorter and heavier than the man in the overcoat who looks to be about the same height as the Babe. Exhibit B, take a good look at the noses. The nose on Fuchs appears to be longer than the man in the overcoat. The man in the overcoat has a much shorter nose and tighter face than Fuchs who has what appears to be a double chin. I know, I saw the same photo on Flicker. As I stated, I'm not here to pick a fight, just things to be clarified, that's all. Thank you for your time.

BSmile
07-20-2011, 12:20 PM
I know you're not trying to pick a fight Melottfan...and you might even be correct.
However, until somebody can say for certain what the alternate ID is for the man in posts #1602/03, I'll stick with it being Fuchs. Looking at all the pics of him that I could find didn't totally convince me that it's somebody else. It only lends itself to the possibility of it. In any case...there aren't enough hours in the day for me to dig any deeper into it. Anybody else have a postive alternate ID for him?

I don't know who it is, but it is not Judge Fuchs. It could conceivably be Bob Quinn (http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?73044-Executives&p=1925336#post1925336), who became President of the Braves in 1936. But I hesitate to make that ID because in 1935, Quinn was still with the Dodgers.---Bill Burgess

BSmile
07-21-2011, 06:03 AM
Babe Waits For The Pitch - April 21, 1935
Brooklyn Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BRO/1935.shtml) vs. Boston Braves (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BSN/1935.shtml), Braves Field
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1514 x 1193) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99855&stc=1&d=1311253256)

BSmile
07-22-2011, 05:07 AM
Babe Connects - April 21, 1935
Brooklyn Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BRO/1935.shtml) vs. Boston Braves (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BSN/1935.shtml), Braves Field
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1508 x 1192) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99869&stc=1&d=1311336313)

BSmile
07-23-2011, 06:13 AM
Babe Comes Home - April 21, 1935
Brooklyn Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BRO/1935.shtml) vs. Boston Braves (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BSN/1935.shtml), Braves Field
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1510 x 1182) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99884&stc=1&d=1311426438)
Babe touches home plate and makes HR #710 official. Wally Berger (#4) (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bergewa01.shtml) waits to congratulate The Babe. By the way, the catcher in these pics is future HOF manager, Al Lopez (#10) (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lopezal01.shtml). Boxscore: Dodgers vs. Braves - April 21, 1935 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BSN/BSN193504210.shtml)

BSmile
07-24-2011, 06:57 AM
Barnstorming With The Boys - Fall 1927
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1534 x 590) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99900&stc=1&d=1311515660)
Here's a panoramic that I pieced together of Babe, Lou, Christy Walsh and the gang as they're greeted in another dusty town during their famous barnstorming tour of 1927.

BSmile
07-25-2011, 04:20 AM
Cowboy Babe - Sioux City, Iowa - October 18, 1927
On the barnstorming trail, Babe and Lou play around with the children of Sioux City promoter John Donohue.

BSmile
07-26-2011, 06:52 AM
Cowboy Babe Pt.2 - Sioux City, Iowa - Oct. 18, 1927
Babe and Lou posing some more with the Donohue boys...

BSmile
07-27-2011, 06:02 AM
Cowboy Babe Pt.3 - Sioux City, Iowa - Oct. 18, 1927
A day to remember...

BSmile
07-28-2011, 05:58 AM
Royal Diamond & Watch Co. Ad - 1920's
Not sure of the exact year for this ad, but the picture of Babe is certainly from the 1921 season (the pinstriped cap tells us so).

BSmile
07-29-2011, 04:47 AM
Put 'er There Frankie - Spring 1935
Dizzy Dean, The Babe & Frankie Frisch
Click Here To See Full-Sized (924 x 680) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99967&stc=1&d=1311939991)

BSmile
07-30-2011, 07:21 AM
Babe Listens In - 1930's
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 950) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99978&stc=1&d=1312035816)
The beautiful piece of tiger-striped maple furniture that Babe is sitting in front of actually houses a radio (an expensive one, no doubt). The picture originates from the BPL with extensive editing from yours truly. It appears to have been taken in Boston during a road trip there, ca.1933-34. I'm guessing that this is a radio store that Babe went to for promotional purposes...thus explaining why Babe is wearing his Yankees road uniform (with street shoes) outside the ballpark.

BSmile
07-31-2011, 06:52 AM
Alright Kid, Here's How It Works
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 946) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=100022&stc=1&d=1312120091)
Babe seems to be playing radio salesman here with the gentleman on the left. He seems like a pretty big guy, maybe he's a player too? In any case, I'm imagining that Babe is calling him "Kid" because of his notoriously bad memory with names. If Babe didn't remember your name...then you were "Kid" to him.

Melottfan
08-01-2011, 06:10 AM
Love this photo. The Babe arrives in Boston with wife Claire, 1935.

BSmile
08-02-2011, 06:09 AM
Babe Ruth Dons A New Uniform
March 17, 1935
The look on Babe's face says it all...

BSmile
08-04-2011, 01:04 PM
Glad To Be Back - 1922
Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel
Babe & Bob shake hands after returning to baseball from their suspention for barnstorming after the 1921 World Series.

BSmile
08-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Love this photo. The Babe arrives in Boston with wife Claire, 1935.

Little did he know how short his tenure in Boston would be....

BSmile
08-06-2011, 07:23 AM
Babe's No Dummy!
Scottsdale, AZ - March 1963
Well...in this case, yes he is. Ted Williams and Dick Stuart check out a wax dummy that was made for the American Heritage Wax Museum...and it's kinda creepy. Speaking of creepy (and ironically), Scottsdale is the home of the cryogenic facility where Ted's frozen remains currently preside...with the head cut off from the body. Ugh!

BSmile
08-09-2011, 07:25 AM
Better Late Than Never
Jungle Country Club - St. Pete, FL
This old press photo gives us another great example of just how tricky dating an image can be. Taken at face value it shows Babe's 40th birthday party, you can see the "40" right on top of the cake. When we look at the back tag, the date is listed as 2/14/34 (although the 2 is a bit garbled, not important). What is important is the year, 1934. That would actually make this Babe's 39th, because his birthday is February 7, 1895...right? Here's where a knowledge of Babe Ruth history comes in handy. Babe actually thought his birthday was Feb.7, 1894! Thus he was celebrating his 40th here as far as he was concerned. It wasn't until he was getting ready for the epic 1934 Tour Of Japan that he found out (through a birth certificate request for a passport) that his actual birth date was: February 6, 1895! Babe was surprised by this...but he decided to ignore it in future years, keeping his birthday as he'd always known it. So without the back tag, anybody would reasonably assume that this was 1935...and they'd be wrong.

BSmile
08-10-2011, 06:48 AM
Babe - "***T, Fit And Fifty"
Riverside Drive Apt. - February 7, 1944
So now it's ten years later and the lie continues. In Babe's world, he's now 50 (although technically only 49). I can't quite figure out the first word in the title. The editor back in '44 marked it out for final print. I wonder why it was edited out? I put it through the ringer in photoshop and there's nothing left to see other than it looks to be four letters ending in "T". Anybody here good at word puzzles who'd like to take a guess?

Melottfan
08-10-2011, 05:23 PM
Could it be "Phat, Fit and Fifty?"

Dto7
08-10-2011, 06:04 PM
If you enlarge the wording there is a K above the K in New York.

Looking at it even more..looks like an R after the K and then a period and then the T

BSmile
08-11-2011, 04:32 AM
There was some discussion of the mystery word over at the History Of The Game (http://www.baseball-fever.com/forumdisplay.php?10-History-of-the-Game) page where I started a thread called: Link: The Mystery Of Babe Ruth's Birthday (http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?105266-The-Mystery-Of-Babe-Ruth-s-Birthday)

BSmile
08-12-2011, 07:08 AM
The 53rd For Babe
Miami, FL - February 1948
So finally...and with some irony, in what would be Babe's last birthday, the press finally gets it right. This really is The Babe's 53rd birthday. He would then leave us almost 63 years ago on August 16, 1948.

BSmile
08-13-2011, 07:03 AM
Babe Hunts - Connecticut - November 1932
(L-R) Babe, Game Wardens E. Foster & A.J. Williamson and Arthur Joseph

BSmile
08-14-2011, 07:09 AM
The Babe Takes A Cut -- And Likes It!
Babe's NYC Apartment - February 7, 1933
Here we have another example of a Babe Ruth birthday that is technically incorrect. The press tag mentions, "...on the occassion of his thirty-ninth birthday." It is of course, his 38th. That little bit of info might have played better in his negotiations, don't ya' think?

BSmile
08-15-2011, 05:33 AM
Baseball's Forgotten Man
NYC Apartment - December 1935
Sadly, no call would come...until 1938 with the Dodgers as a coach/gate attraction.

BSmile
08-17-2011, 07:15 AM
Buzz Meets The Babe
Baltimore, MD - July 5, 1932
A classic shot from the day that minor league superstar Buzz Arlett (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/arletbu01.shtml) met the Babe. The Yankees had traveled to Baltimore that day for an exhibition game, won by the Orioles 9-2. (Buzz homered in the game). Check out this excellent article about Buzz from SABR here: Link: Buzz Arlett
by Cort Vitty (http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=1043&pid=337)

BSmile
08-18-2011, 04:53 AM
Starting A New Year In More Ways Than One
New York City - February 7, 1931
The gang is getting ready to sail to Florida on the S.S. Shawnee for spring training and for Babe's 37th birthday...which is (of course) actually his 36th.

BabeRuthFan
08-18-2011, 08:11 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm a new member and you can pretty much guess my favorite player by my username :) Here is my contribution to the thread, for what it's worth. The only info I have on the photo is that it's from 1938.

100433

BSmile
08-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Hi everyone!
I'm a new member and you can pretty much guess my favorite player by my username :) Here is my contribution to the thread, for what it's worth. The only info I have on the photo is that it's from 1938.


Welcome! Have fun exploring the boards....
Cheers!
~B

BabeRuthFan
08-18-2011, 10:33 AM
Thanks BSmile! I appreciate the welcome!

I apologize if this is a bit off-topic (since it's not photo-related; it is, however, Babe-related). I have been trying in vain to find a copy of the 1991 TV movie Babe Ruth starring Stephen Lang as Babe:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101388/

It has been proving nearly impossible to find! I have seen the John Goodman film and I know it's a bit more sentimental because it was a major motion picture. I've wanted to see the Lang TV movie because it was based on Robert Creamer's book. Would anyone here happen to have a copy of it or know where I can get one?

SHOELESSJOE3
08-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Thanks BSmile! I appreciate the welcome!

I apologize if this is a bit off-topic (since it's not photo-related; it is, however, Babe-related). I have been trying in vain to find a copy of the 1991 TV movie Babe Ruth starring Stephen Lang as Babe:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101388/

FAN, I have searched and searched and have not had any luck. What really bothers me is that I am almost certain I did tape it years ago on a VHS tape but can not find it.
Bendix and Goodman films should both be burned and never shown. They both portray the Babe as a big clumsy oaf.

It has been proving nearly impossible to find! I have seen the John Goodman film and I know it's a bit more sentimental because it was a major motion picture. I've wanted to see the Lang TV movie because it was based on Robert Creamer's book. Would anyone here happen to have a copy of it or know where I can get one?
That Lang movie is a great one, even some of the stats they speak about in the movie were right on.
Still searching.

BabeRuthFan
08-18-2011, 12:40 PM
That Lang movie is a great one, even some of the stats they speak about in the movie were right on.
Still searching.

That's what I've heard too. It's a shame because TV movies are notoriously hard to find; only a handful make it to DVD and that's only when there's a major star in them. I highly doubt this one will ever be shown again, much less see a DVD release.

SHOELESSJOE3
08-18-2011, 12:55 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm a new member and you can pretty much guess my favorite player by my username :) Here is my contribution to the thread, for what it's worth. The only info I have on the photo is that it's from 1938.

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They really milked all they could get out of The Babe, right to the very end. When he signed his contract as a coach for the Dodgers, included was a clause that in home games he was to take batting practice with the Dodger players. I guess the Dodgers figured they might draw a few hundred or more to the game if they knew thay could get to see the Bam, take some swings.
I'm sure the Babe didn't mind, it's the fact that the Dodgers inserted that in his contract, he was obligated.

BabeRuthFan
08-18-2011, 01:07 PM
Yeah of course. Wasn't he the reason Baseball didn't completely tank after the Black Sox scandal?

SHOELESSJOE3
08-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Yeah of course. Wasn't he the reason Baseball didn't completely tank after the Black Sox scandal?

That was probably over stated but I'm sure he did his share of drawing fans out to the parks.

BabeRuthFan
08-18-2011, 01:57 PM
That was probably over stated but I'm sure he did his share of drawing fans out to the parks.

Have you ever been to the birthplace museum in Baltimore? I'm planning a trip there in the near future.

SHOELESSJOE3
08-18-2011, 03:00 PM
Have you ever been to the birthplace museum in Baltimore? I'm planning a trip there in the near future.

Yes, a few years ago. The home is set up with old style furnishings in accord with the time Babe lived there. Also depending on what time of year you go there, take in the Inner Harbor, really nice.

SHOELESSJOE3
08-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Yeah of course. Wasn't he the reason Baseball didn't completely tank after the Black Sox scandal?

He may not have saved the game but he packed them in where ever the Yanks went. A near riot in Binghamton NY in 1926. Babe was a no show at an exhibition game and an angry crowd demanded their money back, police were called in.
No fear, here comes the Bam in his big Packard, just a bit late, now all are happy.......play ball.
Here are two of the reasons he packed them in............to hit on a mile or go down swinging.

BabeRuthFan
08-18-2011, 04:13 PM
Yes, a few years ago. The home is set up with old style furnishings in accord with the time Babe lived there. Also depending on what time of year you go there, take in the Inner Harbor, really nice.

I have been to the inner harbor before, some years back. I will definitely check it out again when I go to the Ruth museum. I'd also like to check out Edgar Allan Poe's grave.

BabeRuthFan
08-18-2011, 04:59 PM
I am starting a rudimentary Babe figurine collection. These are the two I have so far. I just received the bobble head today and it's a limited edition of 15,000 (mine is #5,576).

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9855/babebobble.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9449/brcooperstown.jpg

BSmile
08-19-2011, 05:29 AM
Sportswriters Feted - 1942
"The Pride Of The Yankees" Set - Los Angeles
I'm sure that I've posted a version of this picture before...but I never had one with the backing press tag which ID's everybody. So here ya go!

BSmile
08-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Louella Parsons' Show - ABC Radio - c.1947
(L-R) Dan Dailey, Louella Parsons and Babe Ruth

BSmile
08-22-2011, 05:57 AM
Babe Meets Jackie Coogan
Polo Grounds, N.Y. - April 1921

BSmile
08-23-2011, 06:55 AM
Babe Starts 1935 With A Bang
April 16, 1935 - Braves Field, Boston
Yup, always ready for the moment...Babe hits a home run off of Carl Hubbell to kick off the 1935 season.
Boxscore: April 16, 1935: Braves 4 - Giants 2 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BSN/BSN193504160.shtml)

BSmile
08-24-2011, 06:34 AM
Babe Ruth Starts Training Grind
March 6, 1935

BSmile
08-25-2011, 06:06 AM
Babe Ruth Arrives In Florida
Miami Beach, FL - March 1948

BSmile
08-26-2011, 08:22 PM
Here Comes The Babe
Babe Ruth Day - Yankee Stadium - April 27, 1947
Click Here To See Full-Sized (894 x 710) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=100691&stc=1&d=1314414957)
Here's a very rare shot of Babe coming out of the Yankees dugout to address the crowd on his day. Oddly, this is one of only a small handful of photos that shows both The Babe and Joe DiMaggio (you'd think there'd be more).

BSmile
08-30-2011, 06:43 AM
Babe Instructs Behind The Plate
Babe plays umpire for an instructional book, sometime in the late-1920's.

BabeRuthFan
08-30-2011, 06:18 PM
Just a heads up for the rest of the Babe fans here. I recently had some correspondence with Linda Ruth Tossetti (Babe's granddaughter). I'm sure most of you are familiar with her. Anyway, I asked her about the Stephen Lang TV movie, and she responded with the following:

Yes, I saw the movie when it came out in 1991 I think. I think it was well acted. One of the better ones. But look out in a year or so for a mini series on my grandfather. It will be the very truth. Believe me the truth is better that what has been made up in the movies and books so far. There is a documentary coming out sooner and it will be great. All you never knew about Babe!

I'm excited for this forthcoming mini-series and documentary! I just wanted to share the news with everyone. Something cool to look out for!

BSmile
08-30-2011, 08:41 PM
I'm excited for this forthcoming mini-series and documentary! I just wanted to share the news with everyone. Something cool to look out for!

Sounds interesting...thanx!

BSmile
08-31-2011, 05:47 AM
More Tips From The Babe
For some reason, Babe switched over to his road uni for this page of that book...which is great because it tells us that the picture is from 1927-30: New York Yankees Uniforms 1923-34 (http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=New+York&lowYear=1923&highYear=1934&sort=year&increment=18&=Display+uniforms)

BSmile
09-01-2011, 06:33 AM
Meet The Don Of Swat
March 10, 1940 - St. Augustine, FL

BabeRuthFan
09-02-2011, 06:26 AM
Here are a few more offerings from me :)

The first photo is Babe with Dorothy and Helen in 1925. This photo was supposedly taken during a paternity suit against Babe; Helen stood by her husband. I've included the backs for the other 2 photos and that's the only info I have on them. However, note the "Gehrig" towel on Babe's lap in the last photo. Enjoy!

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BSmile
09-02-2011, 06:36 AM
To Babe...
May 29, 1935 - Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
This rare picture shows The Babe arriving in Philly for what would be his last series in uniform. It's been said that this may be the last picture of him in uniform as an active player (but I'd bet there's a few more). He played this day and went 1-2 with 2 walks and an RBI (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI193505290.shtml). The next day he took his last at-bat as a player 0-1 (an out) (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI193505301.shtml) in the first game of a doubleheader...and that was it. He officially retired as a player on June 1, 1935.

BabeRuthFan
09-02-2011, 06:41 AM
Thanks BSmile! Great shot! Seeing as how I'm from Philadelphia, this is a nice treat :)

BSmile
09-02-2011, 06:59 AM
Thanks BSmile! Great shot! Seeing as how I'm from Philadelphia, this is a nice treat :)

You bet!
Btw, that pic you posted where you thought it looks like a Gehrig towel actually appears to a scrap of paper with Gehrig typed on it.
Cheers! ~B

BabeRuthFan
09-02-2011, 07:02 AM
You bet!
Btw, that pic you posted where you thought it looks like a Gehrig towel actually appears to a scrap of paper with Gehrig typed on it.
Cheers! ~B

What do you think the purpose of it was?

BSmile
09-02-2011, 07:23 AM
What do you think the purpose of it was?

I don't think there's a purpose so much as it just got stuck there. I'd guess it's part of a sticker which someone was afraid to remove and damage the photo.

BabeRuthFan
09-02-2011, 07:26 AM
Ahh I see, thanks :) At first I thought it was something that was actually in the photo.

BabeRuthFan
09-02-2011, 08:27 AM
Here's another one from me:

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BabeRuthFan
09-02-2011, 11:40 AM
...and one more.

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BabeRuthFan
09-02-2011, 12:24 PM
Wow did anyone see this?!

http://www.tmz.com/2011/09/02/david-wells-babe-ruth-tattoo-new-york-yankees-pitcher-video/

SHOELESSJOE3
09-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Wow did anyone see this?!

http://www.tmz.com/2011/09/02/david-wells-babe-ruth-tattoo-new-york-yankees-pitcher-video/

Not surprised but thanks for posting. David is a real Babe fanatic..... kind of like me. I have a pic of him wearing one of Babe's hats, I believe he paid around 30,000.00 for that hat. In fact, I did watch the game where he actually wore the hat. I know the umps made him replace it with a modern Yankee hat, some time in the early innings.

I did post that pic of him with the babe hat on the board, long time ago.

SHOELESSJOE3
09-02-2011, 01:32 PM
Here is the pic. I see according to the caption, it was not the umps, it was Joe Torre telling Dave to remove that cap.

BSmile
09-02-2011, 03:00 PM
I was always glad that he at least got to wear it for an inning in a game. Didn't he get fined by MLB over it?
Or was it just Torre?

SHOELESSJOE3
09-02-2011, 07:23 PM
I was always glad that he at least got to wear it for an inning in a game. Didn't he get fined by MLB over it?
Or was it just Torre?

Supposedly, Wells has claimed that Torre did fine him.

BSmile
09-03-2011, 07:41 AM
Alright Kid, Here's How It Works
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 946) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=100022&stc=1&d=1312120091)
Babe seems to be playing radio salesman here with the gentleman on the left. He seems like a pretty big guy, maybe he's a player too? In any case, I'm imagining that Babe is calling him "Kid" because of his notoriously bad memory with names. If Babe didn't remember your name...then you were "Kid" to him.

It suddenly occured to me that the other guy in this picture might be Billy Werber.

http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=100022&stc=1&d=1312120091

BabeRuthFan
09-03-2011, 08:24 AM
Supposedly, Wells has claimed that Torre did fine him.

I'm really surprised about this. What is the big deal? You'd think they would understand the idea of a tribute. I know there's a uniform and all, but I think a fine is going too far.

SHOELESSJOE3
09-03-2011, 09:40 AM
I'm really surprised about this. What is the big deal? You'd think they would understand the idea of a tribute. I know there's a uniform and all, but I think a fine is going too far.

I would like to get more info on that, make sure it is fact, Wells made the claim and I would like to know how much.

BabeRuthFan
09-03-2011, 10:14 AM
Wells mentions it here but doesn't say how much:

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-01-29/sports/17913414_1_david-wells-yankee-fans-citi-field

BSmile
09-04-2011, 07:09 AM
A Motley Crew - Graphic All Sports Dinner
Billy Taub Clothiers Counter Sign - 1932
Quite a lineup of sports stars, past and present...and in tuxedos. Gotta love it! I have a variation of this picture on the way too.

BabeRuthFan
09-04-2011, 08:53 AM
This is a 1950 color print ad for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The ad features an image of Babe Ruth signing a baseball.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8435/1950adjohnhanbaberuthba.jpg

BSmile
09-05-2011, 07:09 AM
A Motley Crew II - Graphic All Sports Dinner
Billy Taub Clothiers - Postcard Variation - 1932
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 789) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=100880&stc=1&d=1315231665)
Different size, plus a different layout for the graphics.

BabeRuthFan
09-06-2011, 07:47 AM
Can anyone identify the other 2 players with Babe?

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/8944/503321054o.jpg

Joe Barrie
09-06-2011, 08:03 AM
I think the two Dodgers are Van Lingle Mungo (left side of picture) and Al Lopez. I would guess the year is 1934, and it's a pre-season game at Ebbets Field.

bcbgcbrcb
09-06-2011, 04:33 PM
I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I was wondering if anyone can confirm that the below photo originates from the Babe's Major League debut on July 11, 1914?

BabeRuthFan
09-06-2011, 04:43 PM
I think the two Dodgers are Van Lingle Mungo (left side of picture) and Al Lopez. I would guess the year is 1934, and it's a pre-season game at Ebbets Field.

Thanks Joe :)

BabeRuthFan
09-06-2011, 08:09 PM
I don't really have any info on this photo but here goes:

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9621/503050937o.jpg

BSmile
09-07-2011, 05:51 AM
I don't really have any info on this photo but here goes:

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9621/503050937o.jpg

It's a promo shot from 1930....and it's been posted before (probably more than once). The cap was from Universal Studios. My computer had a bit of a crash yesterday, so once I'm back up 100%, I'll post some more about this.
Cheers! ~B

BSmile
09-07-2011, 05:57 AM
I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I was wondering if anyone can confirm that the below photo originates from the Babe's Major League debut on July 11, 1914?

That's often what is attributed to the photo. It is almost certainly from 1914...but if it's actually from that particular day is unknown (at least as far as I know). When my files are up and running again, I'll double-check.

bcbgcbrcb
09-07-2011, 02:25 PM
That would be great, BSmile.

Many thanks!

BabeRuthFan
09-08-2011, 07:27 PM
Babe Ruth attended the opening of Southern District Easter Seal Campaign of the Florida Association for Crippled Children and Adults. Here the Babe strikes a batting pose as little Russell Samuel gets ready to heave a fast one. The bat and ball are covered with the seals. - February 27, 1948.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr8hcvSZhk1r1a5mio1_500.jpg

BSmile
09-08-2011, 08:46 PM
Babe Ruth attended the opening of Southern District Easter Seal Campaign of the Florida Association for Crippled Children and Adults. Here the Babe strikes a batting pose as little Russell Samuel gets ready to heave a fast one. The bat and ball are covered with the seals. - February 27, 1948.


Nice one!
I cleaned/brightened it up a bit...

BSmile
09-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Just a quick note btw...

My computer really did crash hard this week. So I'm still just getting back up to running at full speed. Just about everything I had stored was backed up...but not everything (mostly the last several weeks). So I'm sorry if my posts have slowed down...it'll pick up. So as always...more to come!!!

BabeRuthFan
09-09-2011, 05:08 AM
Nice one!
I cleaned/brightened it up a bit...

Thanks BSmile! I liked this one too.

John239
09-09-2011, 03:01 PM
These pictures are awesome. Some I've never seen before, some I haven't seen in a long time. I'd have to say my favorite pictures of Babe are from earlier in his career. The reason for that is, when you look at those pictures of a young Babe Ruth, you see a true baseball legend coming into the peak of his abilities, those of which may have been the greatest abilities ever seen by anyone. Inside that young man you see in those pictures is God-given ability at its highest form, the accomplishments that resulted from it will live on forever. In his younger years with the Red Sox he was so serious looking on the ball field, determined, just discovering who he was, how great he was and how much he means to the game, discovering how to conquer the great game of baseball and become bigger than the game itself. When you see a young Babe Ruth you are looking at perhaps the greatest player of all time when the abilities he possessed may very well be the greatest ever known to the history of baseball. He looked so youthful and athletic, it is a shame that many associate him with being a beer bellied lover of hotdogs when in fact early on he had a nice athletic physique. He looked like he was made to crush a baseball, or throw it past dangerous hitters. He just looked like he was created to dominate this great game.

With the Yankees you see a more care-free, well-established Babe, smiling, joking, living it up and enjoying his time as the greatest, perhaps well aware that what he did then would live on forever.

On the other hand it is kind of sad for me to look at the ones later on in his career, his once athletic physique fading away along with his ability. Even sadder is to see him in some of the photos after his playing days, you can see he is sick but he still had the Babe Ruth smile, which I love. He may have died early, but lived his life for every penny it was worth. He went all out, never got cheated, just like in the batters box taking those tremendous big swings.

BSmile
09-09-2011, 08:59 PM
These pictures are awesome. Some I've never seen before, some I haven't seen in a long time. I'd have to say my favorite pictures of Babe are from earlier in his career....

Glad you're enjoying the thread John239. I know what you mean about feeling sad about the later in life Babe pics...but I've always tried to keep this thread about his entire life. With Christy Walsh as his business manager, there was always a camera nearby...lucky for us now.

Cheers! ~B

BSmile
09-09-2011, 09:04 PM
1942 RKO Promo - "The Pride Of The Yankees" Set
Babe shows the lovely Teresa Wright his ball (insert joke here:innocent:).

BSmile
09-12-2011, 06:45 AM
Babe Now An Armchair Fan - 1947
That's the title from the backing tag...which is about all I could read from it. I'd presume that The Babe is getting this TV in time for what would be the first televised World Series in '47. Those games were sponsored on NBC in New York by Gillette and Ford, so any of those companies might be presenting this gift (especially Ford, who Babe was working closely with for the American Legion promo baseball tours in 1947-48).

BabeRuthFan
09-12-2011, 06:22 PM
Great additions BSmile!

My apologies if this has already been posted:

Babe and Rogers Hornsby shaking hands at the 1926 World Series.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrft4qqt901r1a5mio1_500.jpg

Also, here's an animated gif I made of Babe tossing logs. I could watch it forever! You might want to save it to your computer and watch it from there (3mb file size). Enjoy :)

http://www.midnightpalace.com/images/babe.gif

BabeRuthFan
09-12-2011, 07:44 PM
I also wanted to share this with everyone. This is from my personal collection. It's a Babe Ruth Kinogram (Babe and his wife appear :38 seconds into the film). I believe it was released by Kino with Headin' Home. Here's the link:

http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=712039&dv=1

You'll see the download link there. Enjoy :)

BSmile
09-12-2011, 07:59 PM
Great additions BSmile!
Also, here's an animated gif I made of Babe tossing logs. I could watch it forever! You might want to save it to your computer and watch it from there (3mb file size). Enjoy :)


Cool GIF!
Looks like the original film could be from his farm in Sudbury, MA.

BSmile
09-13-2011, 05:46 AM
Inspector Babe Examines The Ball
1927 Barnstorming Tour
Babe seems to be giving the ball an inspection as Lou looks on smiling. Was there something peculiar about these baseballs? Also, might the "SC" inscribed at the bottom of this picture mean South Carolina...or perhaps it's the photographer's initials? (the "BR103" is for Babe Ruth of course).

BSmile
09-14-2011, 06:59 AM
Babe Gets Some New Boots
October 1924 - Hartford, CT
Babe made an appearance Hartford, Connecticut to present trophies to the loacal winning baseball leagues. Here, Babe is at Battey Shoes, which was the sponsor of the winning team in the Hartford Times Twilight League. So....free boots!

BSmile
09-14-2011, 12:24 PM
Babe Poses With The Battey Family
October 1924 - Hartford, CT - Pt.2

BSmile
09-14-2011, 12:32 PM
Babe's Got A New Buddy
October 1924 - Hartford, CT - Pt.3
Babe's having a chat with his newest buddy...young Louis Battey.

BSmile
09-14-2011, 12:43 PM
What's That You Say?
October 1924 - Hartford, CT - Pt.4
Finally, we see Babe and company on a makeshift stage in front of the Hartford Times Building (which still stands: see here (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/382694625_8248c19774.jpg)). The building behind them, or actually to their right, is the beautiful old Hartford Elks Lodge #19 (which also still stands: see here (http://pics3.city-data.com/businesses/p/1/6/3/6/8751636.JPG)). How about those wild looking PA horns too!

BabeRuthFan
09-14-2011, 07:15 PM
This is not meant to sound morbid; it's more out of curiosity. I've seen a few different shots throughout this thread, but all were far away or from an angle where nothing was really visible. Does anyone know if any close up shots of Babe were taken at his funeral/Yankee stadium visitation?

BSmile
09-14-2011, 08:25 PM
This is not meant to sound morbid; it's more out of curiosity. I've seen a few different shots throughout this thread, but all were far away or from an angle where nothing was really visible. Does anyone know if any close up shots of Babe were taken at his funeral/Yankee stadium visitation?

I've never seen a really clear pic like that of The Babe. I do have a few pics of Lou Gehrig's wake/funeral that are pretty up close. He actually looks good...like he's just sleeping. Still kinda creepy though...

BSmile
09-16-2011, 05:45 AM
Sports Father Of 1947

BSmile
09-17-2011, 07:47 AM
Babe On The Links - 1938
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1320 x 1046) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101224&stc=1&d=1316270794)

BSmile
09-18-2011, 07:33 AM
Babe On The Links Pt.2
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1320 x 1046) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101243&stc=1&d=1316356328)

BSmile
09-19-2011, 06:32 AM
Babe On The Links Pt.3
Here we have The Babe and golf legend Lawson Little (World Golf HOF 1980) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawson_Little). Lawson won the British and U.S. Amatuer tournaments in both 1934 and 1935. He turned pro in 1936 and won the U.S. Open in 1940. So this photo seems to date somewhere in the late 1930's (perhaps 1938, as Babe has a very similar outfit in Pt.1) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101224&stc=1&d=1316270794)

BabeRuthFan
09-19-2011, 02:24 PM
Great additions BSmile! :)

Here's another one from me:

Babe with Mayor Gross of Allentown, Pennsylvania - September 6, 1923.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5071/ago104mcf.jpg

BSmile
09-20-2011, 05:53 AM
Babe On The Links Pt.4
"To Mary Reilly...Sincerely Babe Ruth" - c.1940
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1200 x 962) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101280&stc=1&d=1316523111)
Babe poses with his golfing foursome. I'd assume that Mary Reilly is the wife of one of these gentlemen.

BabeRuthFan
09-21-2011, 09:29 PM
Does anyone have a larger/non-watermarked version of this photo:

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/6675/z-116-b-_Babe_Ruth_and_his_wife-1930.jpg

I've been trying to find it for some time. Thanks! :)

BSmile
09-22-2011, 05:02 AM
World Series Gm.4 - Polo Grounds - October 7, 1924
Bill Edwards, Babe & NY Mascot

BSmile
09-23-2011, 05:33 AM
Babe Strikes A Pose - 1921
I'm guessing that most of the people who check in to this thread every day already know this, but here's some info for ya: whenever you see Babe in a pinstriped cap, it's from 1921. It's the only year the Yankees wore them during Babe's time there (N.Y.Yankees Uniforms 1920-34 (http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=New+York&lowYear=1920&highYear=1934&sort=year&increment=15&=Display+uniforms)).

BabeRuthFan
09-23-2011, 09:46 PM
I don't believe this has been posted but I apologize if it has:

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls0fwpAVsi1r1a5mio1_500.jpg

bcbgcbrcb
09-25-2011, 07:37 AM
I believe that this is the earlest professional baseball image of Ruth, 1914 Opening Day, Baltimore - seated in front row, center.............

BSmile
09-25-2011, 08:30 AM
I believe that this is the earlest professional baseball image of Ruth, 1914 Opening Day, Baltimore - seated in front row, center.............

Probably is...nice!
I've posted a large 1914 Baltimore Team pic with Babe in the past...but it was likely taken later that season.
Cheers! ~B

BSmile
09-26-2011, 05:34 AM
Babe In Leather - November 1933
Babe arriving back to NYC from Honolulu, Hawaii with Claire and Julia. Everybody is looking pretty spiffy, especially Babe in that epic leather trenchcoat.

BSmile
09-28-2011, 08:08 AM
Babe Conducts A Clinic - 1930's
Looks like this pic was snapped in the early 1930's, probably at spring training in St. Pete, FL. That's Col. Ruppert looking on next to The Babe. Interesting sweaters on the kids...they all have Babe's name and the state they're from on them (NC, SC, VA, LA, NY). Even though it's not much bigger, the full-sized picture looks sharper. So click here to see it (822 x 664). (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101391&stc=1&d=1317222374)

BSmile
09-29-2011, 05:09 AM
A Pensive Moment - 1933
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1000 x 1200) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101402&stc=1&d=1317297963)

BSmile
09-30-2011, 05:46 AM
Babe Ruth's How To Play Baseball
Japanese Edition - 1931
Note that Babe is wearing the memorial armband for Miller Huggins that the Yankees wore at the end of the 1929 season.

BabeRuthFan
09-30-2011, 03:51 PM
Hey BSmile, thanks a lot for your latest additions!

I have an interesting question for everyone here. Photos of the Babe which feature his wife Claire - has anyone else noticed that Claire often looks irritated/annoyed in the photo? I've seen some where she's not - but most times she always looks annoyed. Just an observation. Anyone else see this?

BSmile
09-30-2011, 08:18 PM
Hey BSmile, thanks a lot for your latest additions!

I have an interesting question for everyone here. Photos of the Babe which feature his wife Claire - has anyone else noticed that Claire often looks irritated/annoyed in the photo? I've seen some where she's not - but most times she always looks annoyed. Just an observation. Anyone else see this?

You're welcome BabeRuthFan!
I still have hundreds of photos to post (and growing), all in various stages of editing.
As far as Claire is concerned...yeah, she looks annoyed in quite a few pics. There's many reasons for this of course, not the least of which is the pressure of being Babe's wife. No easy task.

BabeRuthFan
09-30-2011, 09:24 PM
Yeah I suppose you're right. Being Mrs. Babe Ruth would be quite an undertaking, but she definitely lived comfortably as a result! ;)

I look forward to seeing more of your photos! You wouldn't happen to have that one shot of Babe and Claire that I asked about a few posts back, would you? It's always been a favorite of mine. Here's the photo in question:

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/6675/z-116-b-_Babe_Ruth_and_his_wife-1930.jpg


Also, here's a contribution from me:

Babe in 1934.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3412/babein1934.jpg

BSmile
10-01-2011, 08:29 AM
"I look forward to seeing more of your photos! You wouldn't happen to have that one shot of Babe and Claire that I asked about a few posts back, would you? It's always been a favorite of mine. Here's the photo in question:"
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/6675/z-116-b-_Babe_Ruth_and_his_wife-1930.jpg

Sorry, but no. I've got a lot of pics of Claire in fur (Babe too for that matter!), but not that exact picture.

SHOELESSJOE3
10-01-2011, 10:33 AM
Yeah I suppose you're right. Being Mrs. Babe Ruth would be quite an undertaking, but she definitely lived comfortably as a result! ;)

I look forward to seeing more of your photos! You wouldn't happen to have that one shot of Babe and Claire that I asked about a few posts back, would you? It's always been a favorite of mine. Here's the photo in question:

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/6675/z-116-b-_Babe_Ruth_and_his_wife-1930.jpg


Also, here's a contribution from me:

Babe in 1934.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3412/babein1934.jpg

BRF, I did ask earlier if you could give the source of the pic with Babe and Claire. Maybe you answered and I missed your post,

BSmile
10-01-2011, 12:20 PM
BRF, I did ask earlier if you could give the source of the pic with Babe and Claire. Maybe you answered and I missed your post,

The name of the photo is Babe_Ruth_and_his_wife-1930.jpg (http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/6675/z-116-b-_Babe_Ruth_and_his_wife-1930.jpg). So that would imply 1930...but I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually the spring (April) of 1929 when Claire and Babe got married.

BabeRuthFan
10-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Actually I don't have any other info on the photo aside from what BSmile has already said. It's just one that I've always seen online, albeit small and watermarked.

By the way, today is the 79th anniversary of Babe's alleged called shot!

BSmile
10-01-2011, 09:24 PM
Actually I don't have any other info on the photo aside from what BSmile has already said. It's just one that I've always seen online, albeit small and watermarked.

By the way, today is the 79th anniversary of Babe's alleged called shot!

I can't believe I didn't notice this before...but that picture can't be from 1929 or 1930.
The reason? Simple. The team's road uniforms said "YANKEES" across the chest from 1927-1930.
Sooo...it had to have been taken between 1931-1934.
My new guess would be during the 1932 World Series in Chicago.

BSmile
10-02-2011, 07:02 AM
Having A Chat - Chicago 1938
Babe and Claire sit down for what I believe is an interview with Ann Marsters (left). Ann was a celebrity/gossip reporter for the Chicago Herald-American in that era. Here's an article she wrote about Tyrone Power way back when: Ann Marsters In Hollywood (http://tyforum.bravepages.com/artc_3/annmarsters.html)

BabeRuthFan
10-02-2011, 03:25 PM
I can't believe I didn't notice this before...but that picture can't be from 1929 or 1930.
The reason? Simple. The team's road uniforms said "YANKEES" across the chest from 1927-1930.
Sooo...it had to have been taken between 1931-1934.
My new guess would be during the 1932 World Series in Chicago.

I just won an auction on Ebay for a large postcard with the image. I would be happy to scan it at a nice resolution and post it here once it arrives. FYI - from the auction page, I can see that the back of the postcard reads: Babe and Claire Ruth at Comiskey Park in Chicago around 1930.

BSmile
10-02-2011, 03:52 PM
I just won an auction on Ebay for a large postcard with the image. I would be happy to scan it at a nice resolution and post it here once it arrives. FYI - from the auction page, I can see that the back of the postcard reads: Babe and Claire Ruth at Comiskey Park in Chicago around 1930.

Very cool!
I hope you can get a good scan of it.
The picture is definitely "around 1930", but more like 1931-34 because of the uniform.
Cheers!
~B

BabeRuthFan
10-02-2011, 05:02 PM
I'll let you know when it comes in!

Here's a shot of Babe from 1919:

http://www.wbur.org/files/2011/05/0520_babe-ruth-crop-624x616.jpg

BSmile
10-03-2011, 06:01 AM
What Am I Doin' Here?
Babe As Brooklyn Coach - 1938
Seems to be what The Babe is thinking about. In the end, his ill-advised coaching role with the Dodgers was simply meant to boost attendance. The team had no intensions of ever letting Babe take over as manager, although they seemed to be more up front about it than the Braves were in 1935.

SHOELESSJOE3
10-03-2011, 11:58 AM
What Am I Doin' Here?
Babe As Brooklyn Coach - 1938
Seems to be what The Babe is thinking about. In the end, his ill-advised coaching role with the Dodgers was simply meant to boost attendance. The team had no intensions of ever letting Babe take over as manager, although they seemed to be more up front about it than the Braves were in 1935.

For sure he was milked right to the end, to draw some fans even though not an active player.
Written in to his contract as a coach, a clause.........that obligated him to take batting practice with the regulars in home games. Obvious, maybe a few hundred or even more would attend a game to see Babe take some swings.

Check out this article from 1938, he still had the swing. Sportsmans Park St. Louis. Some long ball hitters, still active and in their prime and the Bam 43 years old and out of shape.
Home runs NL 1936-1940------Mel Ott 146--------Mize 142---- --Camilli 128--------Medwick 101

Shame on the Yankees, Babe phoned them and asked for two tickets to the 1936 WS Yanks/Giants.
He was told he would have to first send a check..................in his own house.

Badge714
10-03-2011, 01:27 PM
This 430 footer was just 17 feet shy of his Major League record of 447 feet hit several years earlier. His power just defies explanation. He's more of an endomorph than mesomorph. He doesn't look like your typically fit wedge-shaped athlete of today. Nonetheless, he knocked hell out of the ball. When God made Ruth, he proved that he had a great sense of humor. Ruth was sui generis. No one looked like him, "Moby Dick in a gold fish bowl," as one sportswriter put it. At bottom, it's simple physics as the site below attests. Check it out. Of course, near perfect coordination and utter fearlessness had a lot to do with it.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/perryhusband/videos/34/

BabeRuthFan
10-03-2011, 07:17 PM
I have a larger version of this photo around somewhere. I'll try to dig it up later:

Babe Ruth, who came to New York for a “Babe Ruth Day” celebration, settles back in a plane for a flight back to Miami, FL., to resume his rest there. He is recovering from a neck operation. - May 12, 1947.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrt04uXMlq1r1a5mio1_500.jpg

To me, this photo and photos like it are very sad. Poor Babe looks like the cancer caused him quite a bit of pain.

BSmile
10-04-2011, 07:21 AM
Yanks And Braves Play A Little Baseball
Associated News Service - March 20, 1929
Click Here To See Full-Sized (1008 x 1232) (http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=101500&stc=1&d=1317738015)

BSmile
10-05-2011, 06:03 AM
Babe Out Promoting "The Babe Ruth Story"
Los Angeles, CA - 1948
(L-R) Claire Trevor, Babe, Charles Dunsmoor & William Bendix. William Bendix later found TV fame as the star of the sitcom, 'The Life of Riley', NBC, 1953 - 1958.

Babefan
10-05-2011, 03:35 PM
Nice shot though I think it needs some of BS's magic.

BSmile
10-06-2011, 07:47 AM
Hey! Just an FYI....I'm now on Tumblr (as of yesterday). You can find me there at: TheRealBSmile.tumbler.com (http://therealbsmile.tumblr.com/)

It's a work in progress. If you check in here often AND you have a Tumblr account, why not hit me up with a follow? I promise to follow you back. I'll still be posting here of course...it's just that some recent events have opened my eyes about watching my own back on the good ole interweb. So, I'll be posting some Babe Ruth Pics/Panoramics over there as well as some of my other interests (like my animated GIF art, which can also be found on my Flickr page: Flickr: BSmile Art (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsmileart/))

Cheers!
~B