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2014-02-06 05:12:57 PM  
I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.
 
2014-02-06 05:34:37 PM  
The sultan of swat!
The king of crashia
the colossus of clout!Tommy: The colossus of clout!
BABE RUTH!
THE GREAT BAMBINO!
Oh my god! You mean that's the same guy?
 
2014-02-06 05:34:53 PM  
Subby eats dog crap for breakfast.
 
2014-02-06 05:52:48 PM  
 
2014-02-06 05:58:00 PM  
It's a piece of memorabilia that you'll value for-ev-ver. FOR-EV-VER.
 
2014-02-06 06:09:15 PM  

show me: The sultan of swat!
The king of crashia
the colossus of clout!Tommy: The colossus of clout!
BABE RUTH!
THE GREAT BAMBINO!
Oh my god! You mean that's the same guy?


Oh, I thought you said... The Great Bambi
 
2014-02-06 06:54:37 PM  
And he did all that while taking performance decreasing substances.
 
2014-02-06 06:58:06 PM  
Does it come with Wendy Peffercorn?
 
2014-02-06 06:58:13 PM  
Marge Schott?!
 
2014-02-06 06:59:31 PM  

ChrisDe: And he did all that while taking performance decreasing substances.


As did the guys who threw the ball at him.
 
2014-02-06 07:07:03 PM  
Man, keep these discussions about Beirut over in the Politics tab.
 
2014-02-06 07:10:54 PM  
STEINBRENNER: We wanna look to the future, we gotta tear down the past. Babe
Ruth was nothing more than a fat old man, with little-girl legs. And here's
something I just found out recently. He wasn't really a sultan. Ah, what d'you
make of that? Hey, check this out. (he stands to reveal he's wearing baseball
pants) Lou Gehrig's pants. Not a bad fit. (a thought occurs) Hey, you don't
think that nerve disease of his was contagious, do you? Uh, I better take 'em
off. I'm too important to this team. (removes the pants to reveal his boxers)
Big Stein can't be flopping and twitching.
 
2014-02-06 07:17:18 PM  

FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.


Even if you call them equal, the fact that Ruth also went   94-46 2.28 ERA as a pitcher, puts him above.

 
2014-02-06 07:31:56 PM  

Flappyhead: Does it come with Wendy Peffercorn?


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If only...
 
2014-02-06 07:54:26 PM  
I didnt know that pigs could write.
 
2014-02-06 08:00:16 PM  

Flappyhead: Does it come with Wendy Peffercorn?


31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-06 08:01:13 PM  
Any word on whether its signed by the 1927 yankees as well?
 
2014-02-06 08:04:04 PM  
My coworker is the grandson of Wally Pipp. He owns one of the few remaining mint signed baseballs with the entire Yankee teams (cannot remember the year) I cannot remember who all signed the ball but the Yankees want it. He claims it was over 5 million and when he runs out of money in retirement he will sell it to them.
 
2014-02-06 08:14:52 PM  
spidersparlor.com
 
2014-02-06 08:19:10 PM  
FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.

Yeah in addition to his 714 home runs Ruth had like a .342 career batting average(Higher career batting average than Joe DiMaggio) and like a 2.28 era as a pitcher, lower career ERA than Cy Freaking Young.

Every team owner would be like "Shut up and take my money" if there was a player hitting like 40 HRs a year batting .342 and pitching 2.28
 
2014-02-06 08:40:57 PM  

FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.


Ted Williams ever win 20 games? Set a postseason pitching record that stood for longer than his single season HR record did?

No. End of discussion.
 
2014-02-06 08:54:47 PM  

Oldiron_79: FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.

Yeah in addition to his 714 home runs Ruth had like a .342 career batting average(Higher career batting average than Joe DiMaggio) and like a 2.28 era as a pitcher, lower career ERA than Cy Freaking Young.

Every team owner would be like "Shut up and take my money" if there was a player hitting like 40 HRs a year batting .342 and pitching 2.28


MFAWG: FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.

Ted Williams ever win 20 games? Set a postseason pitching record that stood for longer than his single season HR record did?

No. End of discussion.


LemSkroob: FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.

Even if you call them equal, the fact that Ruth also went   94-46 2.28 ERA as a pitcher, puts him above.


These.  Besides the fact that he still has the highest lifetime slugging, OPS and OPS+ in the history of baseball despite all the insanity of modern hitting, he was a helluva pitcher.  No matter how good of a pure hitter Teddy was, the whole package will never match up for anyone against the Babe, ever.

\think about it too: Think of how we think of #3 hitters vs #4 hitters, and realize that the first man to hit 700 home runs was the farking #3 hitter on the Yankees.  Seriously.
 
2014-02-06 09:15:25 PM  

MFAWG: FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.

Ted Williams ever win 20 games? Set a postseason pitching record that stood for longer than his single season HR record did?

No. End of discussion.


Ted Williams served in WW2 and the Korean War. Think about all the stats he missed because of his service.
 
2014-02-06 09:27:26 PM  

Dinobot: MFAWG: FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.

Ted Williams ever win 20 games? Set a postseason pitching record that stood for longer than his single season HR record did?

No. End of discussion.

Ted Williams served in WW2 and the Korean War. Think about all the stats he missed because of his service.


Never pitched an inning, and Ruth was feared on the mound
 
2014-02-06 09:33:03 PM  

great_tigers: My coworker is the grandson of Wally Pipp. He owns one of the few remaining mint signed baseballs with the entire Yankee teams (cannot remember the year) I cannot remember who all signed the ball but the Yankees want it. He claims it was over 5 million and when he runs out of money in retirement he will sell it to them.


He could sell that for $5 million and retire with comfort. In a normal intermediate bond fund, $5 mil would net around $200k/year in interest alone.
 
2014-02-06 10:02:31 PM  

FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.


Yeah, but he wouldn't have been nuthin' 'cept for those roids he took.
 
2014-02-06 11:07:36 PM  

FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.


Your friend is a moron. Babe Ruth is the best of all time, now and forever.
 
2014-02-06 11:10:11 PM  
Say what you will about Ted but this is one of the greatest article I have ever read about him  http://www.boston.com/sports/redsox/williams/july_6/memories_are_unfo r gettable.shtml. Ya, it's written by Dan Shaughnessy and we all hate him here on FARK but this is a great story.
 
2014-02-07 12:31:34 AM  

FriarReb98: I was just having a discussion with a friend (who, like me, is a huge Sox fan) about why I think the Babe was better than Ted Williams. (Yes, he said Ted was better.)  To me, while the stats for the Babe are insane, stuff like this can't be overstated enough.  It's frickin' legendary.


Well, Babe kept his head, even in death. There's that... ;-)
 
2014-02-07 06:29:03 AM  
Read " One Summer, 1927" by Bill Bryson. Babe gets alot of coverage in it. Great, great book.
 
2014-02-07 08:05:40 AM  

machoprogrammer: great_tigers: My coworker is the grandson of Wally Pipp. He owns one of the few remaining mint signed baseballs with the entire Yankee teams (cannot remember the year) I cannot remember who all signed the ball but the Yankees want it. He claims it was over 5 million and when he runs out of money in retirement he will sell it to them.

He could sell that for $5 million and retire with comfort. In a normal intermediate bond fund, $5 mil would net around $200k/year in interest alone.


no one ever said Wally Pipp's grandson was brilliant.
 
2014-02-07 08:56:23 AM  
You're killing me, Smalls!
 
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2014-02-07 09:53:19 AM  

great_tigers: machoprogrammer: great_tigers: My coworker is the grandson of Wally Pipp. He owns one of the few remaining mint signed baseballs with the entire Yankee teams (cannot remember the year) I cannot remember who all signed the ball but the Yankees want it. He claims it was over 5 million and when he runs out of money in retirement he will sell it to them.

He could sell that for $5 million and retire with comfort. In a normal intermediate bond fund, $5 mil would net around $200k/year in interest alone.

no one ever said Wally Pipp's grandson was brilliant.


Neither was Wally.
 
2014-02-07 01:25:51 PM  

Flappyhead: Does it come with Wendy Peffercorn?


Yeah yeah.
 
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