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(Hardball Talk)   The best picture of Babe Ruth and his father you will see all day   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 27
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2014-06-15 07:47:15 PM  
legendaryauctions.com
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-06-15 08:40:49 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: [legendaryauctions.com image 800x542]


Thank you!  11 scripts on that site, and even with all of them allowed, no picture!
 
2014-06-15 08:56:03 PM  
A picture that couldn't happen now on a few levels, as Babe was 20 in that picture and already a major leaguer.  He had just finished an 18-8 season for the World Series champion Red Sox, with a 2.24 ERA.  (At least I'm guessing this is post-season, as those kinda look like Christmas decorations.)

\Babe's career will never, ever, ever be matched in the modern era, period.
 
2014-06-15 08:58:25 PM  

433: InterruptingQuirk: [legendaryauctions.com image 800x542]

Thank you!  11 scripts on that site, and even with all of them allowed, no picture!


The pic is bigger than that.

It includes a dog sitting in a chair lol.
 
2014-06-15 09:10:34 PM  
www.davidbstinsonauthor.com

The source picture, as big as I can find it online.  And I was right about it being Christmas, per the article I found it in.

One other random fact: Even with the season the Babe had, he literally had only one plate appearance in the 1915 Series, and NO pitching appearances.  Ernie Shore and Rube Foster pitched twice, and Dutch Leonard pitched once.  Babe didn't need to pitch despite his aforementioned numbers, and neither did Smoky Joe Wood (in his last full season of pitching), despite leading the league in ERA.  (Disclaimer, this was against the Phillies in their first World Series appearance.  They won the first game, and didn't win another World Series game until 1980.)
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-06-15 09:31:46 PM  

lindalouwho: It includes a dog sitting in a chair lol.


Something that was probably just totally normal, but 100 years later, demands explanation!
 
2014-06-15 10:02:29 PM  

lindalouwho: 433: InterruptingQuirk: [legendaryauctions.com image 800x542]

Thank you!  11 scripts on that site, and even with all of them allowed, no picture!

The pic is bigger than that.

It includes a dog sitting in a chair lol.


The pic I posted is a higher resolution scan of that area of the photo. Try and zoom in on the photo in the link, you wont get the same detail
 
2014-06-15 10:21:24 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: lindalouwho: 433: InterruptingQuirk: [legendaryauctions.com image 800x542]

Thank you!  11 scripts on that site, and even with all of them allowed, no picture!

The pic is bigger than that.

It includes a dog sitting in a chair lol.

The pic I posted is a higher resolution scan of that area of the photo. Try and zoom in on the photo in the link, you wont get the same detail


I did notice that! I wasn't disparaging your pic, I was just so taken with the dog. Reminded me of the Little Rascals or the like.
 
2014-06-15 10:44:40 PM  
I remember reading that Ruth grew up in an orphanage, so I was wondering what he was doing with his dad here as an adult. Apparently though, you don't actually have to be an orphan to be sent to an orphanage.
 
2014-06-15 10:59:03 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: [legendaryauctions.com image 800x542]


Looking at Babe in that pic, I'm half-expecting Sam Beckett to walk into his bar on his final leap.
 
2014-06-15 11:07:19 PM  
I didn't know that he was playing bartender, so at first I thought wtf is it the man and the dog or what. Thanks for the high-res, InterrumptingQuirk
 
2014-06-15 11:48:47 PM  

Arkanaut: I remember reading that Ruth grew up in an orphanage, so I was wondering what he was doing with his dad here as an adult. Apparently though, you don't actually have to be an orphan to be sent to an orphanage.


I was in an orphanage for 6 years and wasn't technically an orphan
 
2014-06-15 11:56:22 PM  
Did you know Babe Ruths favorite inning was the bottom of da fifth?
 
2014-06-16 12:03:09 AM  

Arkanaut: I remember reading that Ruth grew up in an orphanage, so I was wondering what he was doing with his dad here as an adult. Apparently though, you don't actually have to be an orphan to be sent to an orphanage.


I went to the Babe Ruth Museum a few years back when I was there for the weekend to see the Yankees/Orioles.  Very enjoyable place.  I recall the Babe was a bit of a wayward youth on the streets of Baltimore and spent a few years at a Home for Wayward Boys type place run by Catholic nuns.  I believe he learned how to play baseball there, so it turned out well for him.  What I remember the most is that the Museum is the actual home where the Babe was born in I believe.  I remember seeing the bed where he was born in.  Other things I learned was how rough a time he had playing baseball after he was traded from the Yankees.  Saw a short video of his funeral when his body passed by Yankee Stadium.  Very touching.
 
2014-06-16 12:14:14 AM  
Paraphrased from Ken Burns' "Baseball", Babe's foster father owned the bar, so the scenario isn't all that unlikely. I believe Ruth worked in it as well.
 
2014-06-16 12:22:49 AM  
Overrated.
 
2014-06-16 01:09:33 AM  
Pops even has a stogie!
 
2014-06-16 01:15:28 AM  

433: lindalouwho: It includes a dog sitting in a chair lol.

Something that was probably just totally normal, but 100 years later, demands explanation!


Like the 20-year-old veteran bartender.
 
2014-06-16 07:12:12 AM  
The only reason Babe hit pretty well was because back then they pitched underhanded. And he only played against people from the 1800's. Farm boys. They didn't know how to play yet. If Babe were alive today, he would be warming the bench in the minors.
 
2014-06-16 07:31:52 AM  

Ooba Tooba: The only reason Babe hit pretty well was because back then they pitched underhanded. And he only played against people from the 1800's. Farm boys. They didn't know how to play yet. If Babe were alive today, he would be warming the bench in the minors.


You forgot to mention that he wasn't put up against blacks and Latinos. I'm pretty sure he would've only hit 100 HR's if he had to hit off Dominicans and Cubans.
 
2014-06-16 07:39:11 AM  

SkylineRecords: Ooba Tooba: The only reason Babe hit pretty well was because back then they pitched underhanded. And he only played against people from the 1800's. Farm boys. They didn't know how to play yet. If Babe were alive today, he would be warming the bench in the minors.

You forgot to mention that he wasn't put up against blacks and Latinos. I'm pretty sure he would've only hit 100 HR's if he had to hit off Dominicans and Cubans.


It was the "olden times". Nobody knew what the hell a Latino was. And blacks didn't play baseball then. They only played blues guitar for the devil at the crossroads.
 
2014-06-16 10:14:05 AM  
Is that a piss trough in front of the bar?   Or a communal spittoon?  Either way, bleah.
 
2014-06-16 10:31:24 AM  
My kinda bar, a bartender stationed about every 6'.

/Saddle up to the bar boys, eggnog's on me.
 
2014-06-16 11:30:06 AM  
img.fark.net


I'll see your photo of the Babe with his Dad, and raise you a photo of the Babe with my Dad.

/Bretton Woods CC, NH, 1938
 
2014-06-16 11:59:55 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: [img.fark.net image 350x464]


I'll see your photo of the Babe with his Dad, and raise you a photo of the Babe with my Dad.

/Bretton Woods CC, NH, 1938


Your Dad looks shopped.

/The pixels is how I can tell
 
2014-06-16 07:14:33 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: [img.fark.net image 350x464]


I'll see your photo of the Babe with his Dad, and raise you a photo of the Babe with my Dad.

/Bretton Woods CC, NH, 1938


Sweet! I'd love to find a picture of someone in my family with the Babe....
 
2014-06-16 09:47:10 PM  
"Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got...."
 
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