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Title: Babe Ruth

Description: Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth Jr.; February 6, 1895-August 16, 1948) on what he called his "biggest day," shaking hands with Lou Gehrig (Henry Louis Gehrig, June 19, 1903-June 2, 1941), both New York Yankees baseball stars, after hitting a home run in the fifth inning of a World Series game against home team Chicago Cubs, October 1, 1932; Ruth took two strikes, then pointed to the bleachers to tell the crowd and Cub players where the next pitch would land; the ball he hit landed exactly where he had pointed, in temporary bleachers outside Wrigley Field's outer wall; the Cubs' pitcher was Charlie Root (Charles Henry Root, 1899-1970); Ruth also was called "Babe," "The Bambino," and "The Sultan of Swat;" movies made of his life include The Babe Ruth Story (1948 U.S. film) and The Babe (1992 U.S. film) and U.S. television films in 1991 and 1998; Ruth also acted in Rawhide (1938 U.S. film), a western, and The Pride of the Yankees (1942 U.S. film) biopic of Lou Gehrig; Gehrig was called "The Iron Horse;"

Location: Chicago, Illinois, 1932

Keywords: Babe, The Babe, Babe Ruth Story, The Bambino, Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees, Pride of the Yankees, Charlie Root, baseball players, sports heroes, Sultan of Swat, World Series, Wrigley Field, 1930s, Great Depression.

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1425 x 2230 (3.18 MPixels) (1.56)

Print Size: 12.1 x 18.9 cm; 4.8 x 7.4 inches

File Size: 9.11 MB (9,551,316 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000096356

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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