Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig
George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as Babe Ruth and nicknamed the Bambino and the Sultan of Swat , was an American baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for three teams (1914–1935). Henry Louis Lou (or) Buster Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). /5
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When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered...
On The Sports Reporters today Bob Ryan listed the greatest Yankees ever in this order- 1 Babe Ruth , 2 Lou Gehrig, 3 Joe Dimaggio, 4 Derek Jeter, 5 Mickey Mantle, 6 Yogi Berra, and 7 Whitey Ford! My list would have Mariano Rivera 7 and Whitey Ford 8 and Mickey Mantle would be ahead of Dimaggio and Jeter!
Today I Found Out there once was a girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession. What’s even more impressive about that was neither Ruth nor Gehrig managed to even get the bat on the ball when they swung. Ruth swung and missed twice before taking a called third strike. Gehrig swung [...
2 pictures of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in 1927. Not originals not signed$25 obo
As a member of the Philadelphia Athletics, Jimmie Foxx rivaled Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as one of the greats of his era. Double XX held the record for youngest player to reach 500 home runs until A-Rod broke it in the modern Era. Foxx finished his career as a Phillie in 1945. I have a beautiful numbered print of Ruth, Gehrig and Foxx taken from the original negative.
BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG, JOE DI MAGGIO ARE LIVE ON BROADWAY. A new play by Fran Kimser and Tony Ponturo (Lombardi and Magic/Bird) has opened on Broadway to rave reviews. IN one act , Yogi Berra, Billy Martin Thurmon Munson and Reggie Jackson argue in Berra's hotel room about Martin pulling Jackson out of a game at Fenway in 1977 for not hustling. In the second act , Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Di Maggio, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter sit down to dinner together to discuss Yankee tradition and Yankee greatness and the commitment to excellence that has been the heart of the NYY for over 100 years. This is a play every NYY fan should see, but it is also a play for everyone who aspires to greatness and possesses the desire to be everything he can be.
If you ever wondered where Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth got their bats, read on...Nice baseball bat manufacturing story
This picture was taken in Crystal River in 1930 with my husbands father who is the first one on the right standing with something to his mouth. Babe Ruth is the third from the left standing, second from left standing is my husbands uncle Ed, man sitting down on left with boots on is Lou Gehrig, and the man sitting grabbing his ankles with tie on is believed to be Dazzy Vance. The others are unknown. A few years later his father opened Lazo's Market in West Tampa.
Wow,just imagine!he wil now be grouped with greats like Mickey Mantle,Joe DiMagio,Babe Ruth,and Lou Gehrig
So Stupica thinks that no Yankee mattered more than Jeter? What about Babe Ruth, who put the Yanks on the map or Lou Gehrig with his courage? It's obvious Stupica thinks that sports only began in 1995.
For arguably any other franchise Derek Jeter would be on their Mt. Rushmore but since he played for the New York Yankees it's Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig. There is just not enough room to put Jeter on there. You could even make the argument that The Sandman himself Mariano Rivera deserves to be on the Rushmore of Yankee greats more than Jeter.
Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle are in. 4th spot goes to either Joe DeMaggio, Jeter or someone else.
So the so called Mr. Baseball is retiring. THANK YOU Derek Jeter, NOW GO AWAY!! This is the same guy who didn't show up for the All Star game and didn't deserve to go. Hey declines going, saying he is a little banged up and needs to rest. Then cameras catch him walking around Miami with some model. Nice way to pay back the fans who voted for you. This guy has an ego as big as AROD. Then a couple of weeks ago, breaks up with his model girlfriend because she was getting too famous. NICE GUY! As much as he is a phoney, he was a great player and always played hard. He's a Hall Of Famer, but not an all time Yankee great. That goes to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, and even Mario Rivera. He's not even one of the all time great players, he just received more notarioty because he played in New York. But he did have a great career, but is getting treated like it's Babe Ruth retiring.
Shoot me now...but I don't think Babe Ruth was even close to the same ballplayers as others.he was a freak of nature.was he really an athlete. Or could he just hit the ball a mile .Lou Gehrig was a better ballplayer , even hit clean up.JUST A THOUGHT. There isn't even footage to show us.
A woman struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back and for that she was banned from playing Baseball! This is wild. A 17 year old girl named Jackie Mitchell rocked baseball in the 1930s. Mitchell was one of the first female baseball players in history. Her father began teaching her to play baseball as soon as she could hold a ball. She happened to be neighbors with MLB Hall Of Famer Dazzy Vance who continued to teach her how to pitch. He taught her what became her signature pitch; a devastating sinker. When she was 17, she began touring around with different teams and making a name for herself. At one point she even struck out 9 batters in a row! The owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts, Joe Engle, spotted her in 1931 and signed her to a contract to play for the New York Yankee’s AA minor league baseball club, Lookouts. It was with this team that she faced some of the greatest players. She was put in a game to pitch with her first batter being Babe Ruth himself. She threw a high ball first, but the n ...
DOES JETER BELONG ON YANKEES MT. RUSHMORE Not in my book he doesn't. Great player but he does not belong with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Joe Dimaggio...Plus he might have trouble making the next 4...Yogi Berra..Whitey Ford...Mariano Rivera and Roger Maris...What do you think?
To show you how we take "GREATNESS" for granted... I often wished I could have seen some of the old baseball stars of yesteryear. But it's almost DUMFOUNDING to me to know Derek Jeter has more hits than any other Yankee ever including Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe Dimaggio! Enjoy him this season... He's announced it's his last!
2014 is the Last Ride For The Captain Derek Jeter I Don't look his retirement with sadness I look at his 1st ballot Hall Of Fame career with a sense of pride cause I got to see this living legend from the start of his career to the end. He Has the Grace of a Yogi Berra He Has The Swagger of a Reggie Jackson He Has The Man Whorish Ways of a Joe Dimaggio He Has The Heart of Lou Gehrig and the iconic status of Babe Ruth.
So there is Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle. So would you really put Derek Jeter on these greats level. Derek played 20 years and won five World Titles. Is Derek Jeter a great New York Yankee?- Yes BUT is he on the levels of the above icons? Those are huge shoes to fill. Yes Derek Jeter will go into the Hall Of Fame. I am not questioning if a great player BUT is he a ICON or legendary New York Yankee?
"...And even though Yankee history is replete with great players who left their clubhouse either on their terms or the team's, a line that runs from Babe Ruth through Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Mariano Rivera and, next year, to Derek Jeter, it always takes some getting used to. After all, they won't just be replacing a shortstop. Once again, they'll be replacing a legend. History tells us it can be done, because it's been done so many times before. But for some reason, this one feels different. A year from now, when Derek Jeter walks through the Yankees' clubhouse door for the last time, he won't just be ending a career. He'll be slamming the door on an era."
NYY INVADE BROADWAY The play ":Bronx Bombers": opened last night at the Circle in the Square Theater. It is a must see for all baseball fans, but especially NYY fans. The plot revolves around the infamous 1977 incident at Fenway when Martin pulled Reggie Jackson out a game for lack of hustle. The play revolves around a meeting Yogi Berra held (plenty of Yogi ism here) with Martin, Jackson and Munson to resolve their differences but it also includes a dream inspired NYY dinner sequence in which Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, and Lou Gehrig are among the guests. This is a play every New Yorker who loves baseball should see. I found it irresistible.
All-Time Single Season NY Yankee Roster From CBS Sports THE LINEUP 1999 Derek Jeter 2007 Alex Rodriguez 1921 Babe Ruth 1927 Lou Gehrig 1956 Mickey Mantle 1961 Roger Maris 1956 Yogi Berra 2006 Jason Giambi 2012 Robinson Cano That has to be the best lineup of the entire series, right? When I run it through the Lineup Analyzer at Dave Pinto's Baseball Musings, it tells me that team would average 8.63 runs per game, or 1,398 runs per 162 games. That is kinda nuts.
‘Bronx Bombers’ TheaterBroadway (in previews; opens on Feb. 6) After tackling football in “Lombardi” and basketball in “Magic/Bird,” the playwright Eric Simonson and the producers� Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo turn to baseball in their campaign to bring sports-themed entertainment to Broadway. The play, which ran Off Broadway run last fall, is centered on the volatile relationships of the Yankees team of 1977, and includes appearances by Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig,�� Joe Dimaggio and Derek Jeter. The real-life husband and wife Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne star as Yogi and Carmen Berra. Mr. Simonson also directs. Start from : 2014-01-10T05:00:00.9Z continuing. On every tue,wed,thu,fri,sat,sun,. Circle in the Square 235 West 50th Street New York, NY 10019 Tel: (212) 239-6200
Babe Ruth hugging Lou Gehrig after his farewell speech at Yankee Stadium, 1939
Classic pages from a 1927 Kansas City Blues scorebook. I love the old ads, including passenger train service on the Milwaukee Railroad and the Kansas City Ice Company. Pictured in the lineup section is Blues player Lawton "Whitey" Witt, who was in his last year of Professional Baseball. Prior to playing with the minor league Blues, he spent ten years (1916-1926) in the majors with the Philadelphia A's, New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Robins (who would become the Dodgers). He played with the Yankees in the 1922 and 1923 World Series along with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. He was with the Yankees at the inaugural game of the "new" Yankee Stadium in 1923. Read about his life and career in the following SABR Bio.
I was in the doctor’s office reading an old Sports Illustrated from last summer. There was an article on two Detroit Tigers-Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. The article compared their lives to Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig even! Bosom buddies who battled next to each other and brought out the best in each other. Right? Wrong. This Fall Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers! So much for bosom buddies. Friendship has become an endangered species, a rare commodity. Sociologists tell us that in the past thirty years Americans have declined in true friends. In 1980 most of us felt we could call, at least five people outside our family that we could count on as friends. By 1995 it had shrunk to four. By 2006, only two. (Interestingly more than 70% of pastors claimed not to have a single friend!) One of our core values at Wedgwood is “Joyful Relationships.” We want to be a place where people can connect and make friends, where people care for one another. Everyone needs one 3: ...
FOTD for January 4th/5th, How many players have hit 400 or more HR's in a uniform? Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Mickey Mantle
Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and ??? for Al Smith. Did they actually endorse Al?
The presented Type 1 original 7-1/2" x 9" vintage photograph features the star-studded 1928-29 New York Yankees team, which can be distinguished from other years' lineups by Manager Miller Huggins, seated center, who passed away in 1929. Also included are Yankee immortals Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, p...
Henrik Lundqvist has a special mask for the games at Yankee Stadium featuring the likenesses of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe Dimaggio as well as pinstripes.
WNYC is one of 53 stations to carry the four games (October 5-8) between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Announcers are Graham McNamee, Major White and Philips Carlin. (Photo: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, May 6, 1927. National Archives via Wikipedia).
Bob Shawkey sits between Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Shawkey would be 97 today
A woman STRUCK OUT Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. For this, she was BANNED from baseball.
November 20-Young Man Psalm 119:9-16 Seventeen year old Japanese pitcher Eiji Sawamura, on this date in 1934, gives up only 1 hit, a home run to Lou Gehrig in losing to a touring American All-Star team 1-0. At one point Sawamura strikes out four future Hall Of Famers in a row, Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Gehrig. In today’s Scripture lesson the Psalmist gives us insight on how to keep the ways of a young man pure. That can happen when one seeks God with their whole heart, learns His word, and follows God’s ways. The very same things hold true for each of us today whether we are still young or not.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many of our members can recall this event quite well. I cannot; I was only 2 years and eleven months old. The significance of this event reminds us that memory is a curious thing. Years ago, I read an article by the late (and great) theologian Robert McAfee Brown where he talked about three aspects of memory. Though not verbatim, this is what I remember from that article (and I will fill in between the lines.) First, memory is selective. In the 1935 All-Star game, former Major League pitcher Carl Hubbell did an unforgettable feat: He struck out in succession five of the most-feared batters of that day—Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin. This was an amazing accomplishment indeed, and many people to this day still talk about it. But memory is selective: Hubbell’s National League team went on to lose the game! So it is with the Kennedy assassination. We remember t ...
A former manager of the New York Yankees once told about a dream he had in which he died and went to heaven. There he was ordered to organize and manage a ball team. He said he was overwhelmed by all the available talent - Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Rube Waddell, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and many other superstars. Just then the phone rang. It was Satan calling to challenge the heavenly team to a game. "But you haven't got a chance of winning," said the manager. "You see I got all the great ball players up here." Satan explained, "Oh, I know that. But I've got all the umpires!"
To all Yankee fans I got some yankee memorabilia that I recently put up for auction on eBay . I have 2 Danbury mint Yankee Stadium replicas . Both are limited edition and light up and , plus 2 collectors items Cooperstown collection bobble heads . Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig . And I also have a silver limited edition Yankee Stadium coin . If anyone's interested let me know
I'd give anything to go back around the 1920's and watch the greats like Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Shoeless Joe and Babe Ruth play baseball
On a spring holiday trip to Italy,my friends and I were standing just inside St Peter's Basilica,the second largst church in the world. The tour guide explaind,"This church is so large tht no man on earth could hit a baseball from one end to the other,not Lou Gehrig,Babe Ruth or evn Mark Mcgwire." My group stared in silence at the beautiful marble sculptures,intricate paintings and glorious mosaics all around the enormous buildin.Then one grl interrupted the silence with an astonished question: "You mean,they actually let them hit baseballs in hre?"
My Father touched me in anger only once. Detroit 1927 My father is (14 years old) is working nights as a bellhop in a hotel. An older man takes a liking to him and gives him a ticket to the Detroit Tigers baseball game. The Yankees are playing and the ticket puts my father right behind the Yankees dugout. He gets a ball and has the entire team sign it. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig...the whole team. He treasures that ball and keeps it. Pleasant Ridge, Michigan (about 1960) My father has a little blond haired son. The boy is playing baseball with friends and the ball is hit over a fence and nobody can find it. So the boy tells his friends where he can find ANOTHER ball. So the (idiotic) boy goes to a shelf where the Yankee signed baseball is (and he DOES know he shouldn't take it) and takes it and the boys continue playing baseball. Sometime later My father happens to look at the shelf and the Yankee baseball is gone!!! He comes to me and asks me if I took the baseball. I tell him I did. "WHERE is it?" ...
Ortiz's ops this World Series is the highest ever. Higher than Lou Gehrig, and even Higher than the great Bambino's, Babe Ruth
TUESDAY TRIVIA!! What player holds the record for the most World Series home runs? Here is a little help. Was it Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle or Babe Ruth???
Baseball Question: Has there ever been a better Line-up then the Murderers' Row 1927 Yankees? (Sponsored by Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano and Rothstein lol) Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri.
I would love to see more like this...I've seen autographed football and baseball cards being sold for over a thousand dollars, and in some cases, $2500, and vintage "cut " signatures from babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for over. $10,000. I saw an autographed card signed by *** winters and buck compton(from band of brothers) for $200. Wow
Check out Rick Cabral's book: The Bustin’ Babes and Larrupin’ Lous - The definitive history of the 1927 barnstorming tour featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
R.I.P. Wally Bell. He'll be umping Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson and the other greats now 🙏
Look what I found on Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig game used triple threads, very rare
Ok, now that baseball playoffs are in full swing, I was thinking of what players I would have constitue my all-time all-star team. Difficult slections to make off the top of my head, and I know I will leave deserving candidates off: Not in any particular batting order, but by position: 2b: Joe Morgan ss: Honus Wagner DH: Babe Ruth 1b: Lou Gehrig rf: Hank Aaron cf: Willie Mays lf: Joe Dimaggio (even though I know he was cf in his career) 3b: Pete Rose C: Johnny Bench Starting pitcher: Bob Gibson Closer: Mariano Rivera Subs: Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, Ty Cobb, Sandy Koufax I know there are many other greats in the Hall Of Fame that could be on this list, but these are the ones that I would go with. Opinions?
Sometimes you feel like you shouldn't have to wait five years for a player to be voted into the Hall Of Fame. Mariano Rivera is one of them. But players are only eligible to be voted in after five years of the last time they played in the MLB. Thus far the only players to be inducted before the five years were past were Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente. Both were special cases because Gehrig had to retire just months before the ceremony because he was diagnosed with ALS, a disease later nicknamed Lou Gehrig's Disease; and Roberto Clemente was inducted posthumously after being killed in an airplane accident just months after the postseason had ended. Mo' won't be inducted unanimously because there are some voters who feel that because Babe Ruth wasn't voted in unanimously no other player should ever deserve it. However, he may very be the closest to reach 100%. I don't know how anyone could not put him on the first ballot.
HERE, THERE AND EVERY WHERE...This will come to a shock to many Face Book members, but whites use crack seven times as much as blacks. I was shocked myself and at 92 years old, I do not shock easily as I have seen it all or, at least, most of it all...It is also almost impossible to believe but a 28 year old Australian women rowed a boat across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Alaska, 3,750 miles in l50 days . I romantically rowed a boat in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N. Y. 68 years ago with my future wife for about a mile and because I had never rowed a boat before, I was exhausted after about an hour...I love baseball and I have been a baseball fan for over 75 years. I saw at least 200 Brooklyn Dodger games at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, and I saw at least 40 N. Y. Yankee games at Yankee Stadium. I saw all the great baseball players Dizzy Dean, Stan Musial, Ralph Kiner, Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams etc. A real baseball fan may enjoy watching baseball ga ...
So I've always liked reading biographies of great people. In jr. high I read about Florence Nightingale & Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & just whoever my limited school library happened to have a biography about. And I'm still reading biographies. My latest is the Billy Graham book where I am in the 300's of a 700-page book. Already I have learned so much. What strikes me about Rev. Graham is how he was constantly on his knees praying to God. He asked for strength for himself and others and for success in winning souls. He didn't do anything without prayer first. Too, it's remarkable that he doesn't seem to have been tempted too much by earthly desires and his ministry was never tainted by them. I'm sure if his thoughts ever strayed, he dropped to his knees right then and there & prayed. His life story is inspiring. In the usually troubled territory of fame, he managed to maintain his beliefs & pass them along to others worldwide. He counseled with presidents, diplomats & even the president of North Korea ...
Encarnacion has 35 HR, has 65 K and about 80+ BB, more walks than K's. The other American League players to do that? Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio. WOW :|
I might have to frame the 1939 Lou Gehrig throwback jersey but the Babe Ruth is dope.hmmm
This day in when baseball was king: 1948 Joe Dimaggio's 300th career homer is the lone run yielded by Detroit starter Fred Hutchinson in his 2-1 complete-game victory of New York at Briggs Stadium. The 'Yankees Clipper' joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein and Hank Greenberg as the eighth Major Leaguer to reach the milestone.
How many people can say they have a date with Earle Combs daughter...for those of you who don't know who Earle Combs is...he batted first for the NY Yankees in the 20's and 30's and played with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig...going out with her on Tuesday and she has something for me...can not wait to see what it is...jersey?, autograph?, who knows...god I love baseball...
The 1929 Yankees were the first baseball team to put numbers on the backs of the uniforms. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were the most feared 3rd and 4th batter duo on any team in history. It was no coincidence that the numbers on their backs were 3 and 4.
Lou Gehrig being hugged by Babe Ruth following his "luckiest man on the face of the Earth" speech thanks
Lou Gehrig being hugged by Babe Ruth after making his inspiring speech at Yankee Stadium
Lou Gehrig plugs his ears as Babe Ruth blows into a saxophone in 1928.
Playing pro sports - When U cheat the game U cheat the fans. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris played straight up no PED
Baseball will never be the same like it was when babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and John fox played.
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Did she or didn't she strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? via
Baseball fans, I mean true baseball fans, The real life story of Lou Gehrig is on MLB Network. Starring Gary Cooper and Babe Ruth. The movie is called The Pride of the Yankees. Its just started if you've never seen it. I've never seen it. LoL
Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old southpaw who pitched against the New York Yankees on April 2, 1931. The first batter she faced was Ruth, followed by Lou Gehrig, the deadliest hitting duo in baseball history. Mitchell struck them both out. There was a box score to prove it and news stories proclaiming her “organized baseball’s first girl pitcher.” See link on SHA page for a video of her striking out Babe Ruth, who throws down his bat in a snit.
Tomorrow morning ill be leaving to go to the baseball Hall Of Fame with the greatest person I know. My grandfather :-) it is a true honor to be named after him and even a better honor as his oldest grandson to be taking him after 80 years of his life and 30 years of mine to be taking him for the first time ever to see the remains of the greatest ball players ever to live at Cooperstown NY baseball Hall Of Fame . Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and to see the baseball bat of the most recent 3,000 hitter the captain Derek Jeter I love you Poppie!! (William Michael Rosa)
"They can talk about Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby and Lou Gehrig and Joe Dimaggio and Stan Musial and all the rest, but I'm sure not one of them could hold cards and spades to (Ted) Williams in his sheer knowledge of hitting. He studied hitting the way a broker studies the stock market, and could spot at a glance mistakes that others couldn't see in a week." -- Carl Yastrzemski
Batting B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla back to back is like batting Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. And those two have been dead for a long time!
It would have been amazing to watch people like Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth play baseball.
"Years from now we may look back and decide Cabrera is Mickey Mantle and Fielder is Roger Maris. Or Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews. Or Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig" si on the greatest 3-4 hitters in the game!
Game 2 of a twinbill on getaway day for the 18u coming up in five minutes at historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. This stadium was home to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1930s and 40s and had greats like Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig grace it's field. Another cool stadium experience for the summer squad.
On June 23 in Baseball History... 1917 - Boston pitcher Babe Ruth starts against Washington. He walks leadoff man Eddie Foster, griping to plate umpire Brick Owens after each pitch. On ball four, Ruth plants a right to the umpire's jaw. He is ejected, and Ernie Shore relieves. Foster is caught stealing, and Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4-0 win, getting credit in the books for a perfect game. 1932 - Lou Gehrig plays his 1,103rd successive game in a Yankees uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland). 1961 - Ernie Banks voluntarily takes the bench as a sore knee brings his 717 consecutive-games-played streak to an end. 1962 - Larry Doby, retired from the Cleveland Indians, signs on with the Chunichi Dragons. He becomes, with Don Newcombe, the first former Major League player to toil for a Japanese team. Doby's season Batting Average will be a mediocre .225. 1963 - Jimmy Piersall of the New York Mets hits the 100th home run of his Major League career and celebrates by running ar ...
Lou Gehrig reacting to Babe Ruth's "tone" on the alto. I often get that reaction from my wife.
This date in baseball history, first day of summer edition: 1925 -- The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 24-6 with Kiki Cuyler and Pie Traynor each hitting a grand slam and Max Carey getting two hits in the first and eighth innings. 1930 -- Lou Gehrig hits three home runs to lead the New York Yankees to a 20-13 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics in the second game of a doubleheader. Babe Ruth, who hit three homers in the nightcap the previous day, hit two homers in the opener and one in the nightcap for the Yankees. Ruth tied Major League records for five homers in two games and six homers in three games. 1944 -- Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves threw a five-inning 7-0 no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies. 1947 -- Cincinnati's Ewell Blackwell almost duplicated Johnny Vander Meer's double no-hit record by following up his June 18 gem over Boston. Brooklyn's Eddie Stanky singled with one out in the ninth to end Blackwell's bid. Blackwell ended up ...
A great shot of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Lou was born on June 19, 1903.
Unfortunately, at this point we need Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth & Walter Johnson to turn things around.
On June 8 in Baseball History... 1920 - The Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center field during a long argument in the infield. Heinie Groh goes out to wake him, but the ump ejects Roush for delaying the game. 1921 - Babe Ruth is arrested for speeding in New York, fined $100, and held in jail until 4:00 PM. Game time is 3:15, so a uniform is taken to him. He changes in jail and follows a police escort to the ballpark where he enters with New York trailing 3-2. The Yanks rally for a 4-3 win. 1933 - Jimmie Foxx homers in his first three at-bats as the A's outscore the Yankees 14-10. He had homered his last time up the previous day to give him four consecutive home runs. 1935 - Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds on a play at first base and leaves the game with arm and shoulder injuries. His consecutive streak is preserved, in part, by a rainout of the next day's game and an open date. 1955 - The Dodgers option pitcher Tommy Lasorda to Montreal to make room on the roster for bonus baby Sandy Koufax, who h ...
Fable has it that Satan challenged Saint Peter to a baseball game. Saint Peter laughed and said,"Are you "kidding? I've got Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to name a few. Who have you got?" Satan snickered and said,"The umpires".
Today is Sunday, June 2, 2013 Today in Sports History 1883 - The first baseball game under electric lights was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 1935 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball. 1941 - Lou Gehrig died in New York of the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 1948 - The NHL announced that the Art Ross Trophy would be awarded annually to the scoring leader. Elmer Lach (Montreal Canadiens) was the first winner with 61 points in 1947-48. 1959 - Ted Williams (Boston) got his 2,500th hit of his career. 1990 - Randy Johnson achieved the first no-hitter in Seattle Mariner history. 1995 - Hideo Nomo got his first Major League victory. 1996 - Tim Belcher (Kansas City Royals) won his 100th career game. 2000 - Fred McGriff (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) became the 31st Major League player to hit 400 career home runs.
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On June 2 in Baseball History... 1935 - Babe Ruth announces his retirement as a player at age 40. 1941 - New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 37 in New York. From that time on, the illness is known primarily as Lou Gehrig's Disease. 1942 - Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator. He will finish the season with his team, as will many other players who enlist or await draft. Among A.L. regulars of 1941 who are now in the service: Johnny Rigney, Joe Grace, Johnny Berardino, Cecil Travis, Bob Feller, Pat Mullin, Buddy Lewis, Sam Chapman, and Johnny Sturm. 1958 - Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans six in a row to tie an A.L. record as he shuts out the White Sox 3-0. 1987 - The Mariners select Cincinnati high schooler Ken Griffey, Jr., the son of Braves outfielder Ken Griffey, with the first overall pick in the free-agent draft. 1990 - Seattle's Randy Johnson, at six feet ten inches the tallest pitcher in major-league history, pitches the first Mariner ...
LOS ANGELES -- If Dr. Robert Kerlan and Dr. Frank Jobe are the Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the sports medical profession, Dr. Lewis Yocum..
A Baseball Post: Top 10 Hitters in Baseball History? I'll give it a try: 10. Willie Mays -- Perhaps the greatest all-around player ever 9. Ty Cobb -- Great talent and Pete Rose like competitor, even more nasty 8. Rogers Hornsby -- Number two player during Ruth era 7. Hank Aaron -- Amazing longevity and consistency 6. Lou Gehrig -- If not for disease named after him would be higher 5. Albert Pujols -- Steadily putting up great numbers 4. Jimmie Fox -- An uncanny force of nature but faded out too quickly. 3. Barry Bonds -- Great hitter even before roids. After that he was even better than Ruth 2. Ted Williams -- Could have surpassed Ruth if didn't lose his best years to the military 1. Babe Ruth -- A God among boys Honorable Mentions: Mickey Mantle - Only injuries stopped him from 700 HR's. Could do it all. Stan Musial - 20 all-star appearances in 22 seasons Joe Dimaggio -- Yankee Stadium robbed him of at least 100 Home Runs/ retired early Frank Robinson -- Superstar for practically whole career Frank Thoma ...
Who was the first Major League player to hit four home runs in a single game? A: Bobby Lowe, B: Lou Gehrig, C: Babe Ruth, D: Ed Delahanty
I just love Babe Ruth !!! What a ball player he was ! And let's not forget Lou Gehrig as well !
I have much respect for Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Roberto Clemente,Babe Ruth & all the studs back in the day
Oh my gosh! Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle played for them! How on earth can you say Reggie was greatest???
Had an awesome late lunch with a friend and we were so caught up in conversation that we didn't realize we'd been there for two and a half hours! Got home and had some good news about the music biz, but gotta keep it under wraps for now. :-) Then I caught the last half of a movie about Lou Gehrig. The movie had Babe Ruth playing himself, so that tells you how old the movie was. It was an interesting look into the career ending illness that struck Lou. I wonder how his family feels knowing his name is often used to refer to ALS - "Lou Gehrig's disease"... I'm thinking tonight of my dear friend, Dennis Mark Sherrell, who passed away last year after a valiant fight against ALS. I still think of him often, and wish I could just pick up the phone and call him, just to hear his voice...
Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig. A favorite movie of mine. Reminds me of Million Dollar Movie.
Flipping channels I came across Pride Of The Yankees where Lou Gehrig slips off a stool in the locker room and for just a second I tried to remember, what disease did he have?
Good morning Wednesday! The Sun is shinging and the weather is looking great! A good day to get a lot done! Had a conversation with a friend this morning about "teams" and team building. I recalled an article I read once about an executive at Nordstrom who was asked "how do you train your people to give us great service?" he said "we don't. Their parents do." Great teams aren't great because every player is Babe Ruth! Even the Sultan of Swat had Lou Gehrig, Earle Combs, Bob Meusal, etc... Honest, caring, sincere people make the best team players. Imagine the possibilities if you could have a team of good players who were consistant instead of a team of all-stars who had peaks and valleys and inconsitency. Great teams are not built by simply hiring folks who want a job and have certain skills. They are built by hiring people with the right skills and a passion for what they are doing.
This is a picture of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig wearing ND and USC gear respectively, with Knute Rockne.
I am in need of any New York Yankees gear to borrow for a day. Levi is playing Babe Ruth in his class wax museum.. He has to look as close to Babe Ruth as possible and of course all we have is Cubs attire.. He just has to wear on March 18 th at school and then we will return it.. Anything would be much appreciated:)) thanks
Imagine if things had been reversed. We'd be eating Lou Gehrig candy bars and getting Babe Ruth's disease
Who knows which Hall Of Fame Yankee spent the most time in pinstripes? Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, or DiMaggio?
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Today's debate who is the best 1b ever? I'm going Babe Ruth first and Pujols second!
"Then Roy Said to Micky...": After eras marked by the greatness of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Yogi ...
So I'm stomping around my office this morning, thinking thru the alternatives available now that the Judge this morning made a pretty indefensible decision, and I again notice the little mini-baseball Hall Of Fame I have on the walls of the office..there are photos of the following players: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Casey Stengel, Joe Dimaggio (2 pics), Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider (2 pics), PeeWee Reese, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax (2 pics), Don Drysdale, and Frank Thomas, plus a lined-up dugout pic of the nine starters for the White Sox in the 1st game of the 1959 World Series..30 days until Opening Day..
Movie Pick # 10 The Pride of The Yankees Starring: Gary Cooper,Teresa Wright,Walter Brennan,and Babe Ruth. This movie was filmed in Black & White and released in 1942. It is the story of Lou Gehrig,his humble upbringing,his marriage,his rise to fame through pro baseball and his illness,which came to be named after him and caused his death. A sweet story of love and courage and doing what's right. A great movie. Very well done. Good acting and a genuine story of a true American Hero. I recommend this movie. This film is not rated in the US. The Canadian Home Video rating is PG.
I wish I could go back in time and meet all the Greats like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and Ted Williams...
Did You Know? Did you know that in the 1930's when Adolph Hitler and the Nazi movement was growing in Germany, FBI Director John Edgar Hoover had Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig investigated for ties to Germany? Why? Because they both are of German ancestry. The FBI dropped the investigation after about three years but Hoover kept the files.
Baseball Trivia: Here are the real first names of some of baseball's greatest players we have enjoyed watching over the years. Babe Ruth (George); Lou Gehrig (Henry); Yogi Berra (Lawrence); Whitey Ford (Edward); Roger Clemens (William); Ty Cobb (Tyrus); Alberto Pujols (Jose); Lefty Grove (Robert); Lefty Gomez (Vernon); Nolan Ryan (Lynn); Tom Seaver (George); Pete Alexander (Grover); Duke Snider (Edwin); and, Ken Griffey (George). There are hundreds more but these are some of the big names whose real first name you may not have known.
Babe Ruth in "The Pride of the Yankees"(1942). Had to be hard to hug Gary Cooper like he'd hugged Lou Gehrig.
Jackie Robinson., Lou Gehrig., Babe Ruth nd Roberto Clemente have all earned a special placee in my heart ...
Yesterday I was flipping through the tv and who should I come upon but the Kardashians. What a uselss group of individuals - and why are they found worthy of our interest? So then I got to thinking about heroes - who are our heroes now? When I was young, we had idols among the movie stars, not knowing that they all had clay feet. There were sports figures to look up to - Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, who didn't make an ungodly amount of money but played the game because they loved it and they tried to be good role models. A bona fide hero was Charles Lindbergh - but who is there now? There are probably some scientists working on cures for diseases who are worthy, but we don't know their names. Sports heroes? Sorry, some are respectable individuals but can't think of any heroes. In everyday life we all know or have heard about heroes. You read in the paper about someone who rescued a child, somehow averted a tragedy - heroes, yes, but on a small scale. So please come up with some for me - I want to know ...
My first library book? My 2nd grade year, Miss Alice Higgason taught the 2nd and 3rd grades together in one room. Third graders were allowed to go to the library to check out books. Clint, my brother in 3rd grade, came in one day and laid a book on my desk; Squanto, by Augusta Stevenson. From that day on, I read as many of the series as I could - Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, George Washington Carver, George Rogers Clark, Lew Wallace, Louisa Mae Alcott, Sequoia, etc. Just googled them and seeing the covers brings back so many memories.
So a few weeks ago, I bounced Brody's baseball on the ground, it bounced in the air really high and then landed in a big pile of Brody poo! I couldn't do that again if I tried! The ball's still out there (snow-covered again) with still some poo on it.Brody won't touch it! WTH!? I think the ball's ruined now.it had some names on it.Babe Ruth?, Lou Gehrig?, and Joe Dimaggio?.not familiar.oh well, we'll just get Brody a new baseball and throw the other one out.
Unless the Phillies bring in the reincarnation of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Ted Williams, Phillies fans will complain.
Claiming he is anything other than one of the top 5 baseball players of all time and even top 3 is nothing short of ignorant. STAN "THE MAN" MUSIAL More than 20,000 men have played in the Major Leagues. Only four are in the top 20 for Home Runs, RBIs, and Batting Average. They are: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Stan Musial. Only three have accumulated more than 6,000 total bases. They are: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Stan Musial. Only one man is on both lists. Stan Musial. He was the model of consistency. 1815 hits at home, 1815 hits on the road. 252 home runs at home, 223 on the road. 90 triples at home, 87 on the road. 999 runs at home, 950 on the road. 38 stolen bases at home, 39 on the road. 24 All star games 1949 career runs and 1951 RBIs so he scored as much as he drove in runs.
R.I.P. Stan "The Man" Musial. For 56 years and to this day you still hold the Cardinal records win home runs, hits, runs scored, RBI's and WAR. Not only were you a great competitor and one of the greatest to ever play baseball, but you were regarded as the golden boy for the sport. So much so that former M.L.B. Commissioner Ford Frick proclaimed "Here stands baseball perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight" Now Stan Musial, the perfect warrior and perfect night now can rise up to the field of dreams to play ball in the heavens with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams and joining you is Hall Of Fame skipper Earl Weaver. Both of you rest and peace and may they both play the game that they love for eternity.
You can have Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, etc. - not taking anything away - but 2 baseball players wish I could've watched: Musial and Bob Gibson
Baseball writers have to get over themselves. It was the Steroids Era. You can write it on the plaque. Remove anyone from the Hall Of Fame who has used amphetamines or corked a bat or scuffed a ball or, especially, done anything to offend the so-called morality of a sports journalist, and you're left with Lou Gehrig and empty wall space. It's a bit like leaving out Babe Ruth because he played in the Segregated Era.
Once upon a time, SOMEONE did not vote for Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Walter Johnson, Cy Young, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays...
On This Day In Baseball History: 1882 - The National League will continue the practice of using different color patterns on uniforms for the different positions. Third basemen will wear gray and white uniforms, as the blue and white uniforms originally sought were "impossible to obtain." 1913 - Future Hall Of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize is born in Demorest, GA. Known as "The Big Cat," Mize will hit 359 home runs and will gain election to the Hall in 1981. 1915 - The Detroit Tigers waive Wally Pipp to the New York Yankees. Pipp hit .161 in 12 games, but he'll anchor first base in New York for a decade until Lou Gehrig's appearance. 1920 - Babe Ruth reacts to his recent sale to the Yankees in the Boston Evening Standard saying, "Frazee is not good enough to own any ball club, especially one in Boston." 1924: The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians make a seven-player deal involving star first baseman "Tioga" George Burns. A .328 batter in 1923, Burns joins second baseman Chick Fewster and catcher Roxy W ...
Omar Vizquel has more Career hits (2877) than Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Chipper Jones, and Ken Griffey Jr.
Big surprise coming: Angels are about to sign Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Dodgers, your move.
you don't know who Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are
Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, Ted Williams and Ty Cobb, which is the best baseball player ever?
Anybody know where i could get a baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig authenticated ?
Watching the beginning of a documentary on the history of the old Yankee Stadium on the MLB Network where the likes of Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, etc. played their games. I dunno if I'll stay up and watch the whole thing since it's two hours long, but one thing I will say is I still think it's a shame it's gone. Ah well, what can you do?
what do the names, Babe Ruth, Walter Payton, Jesse Ownes, Bart Starr, Lou Gehrig, Micheal Jordan, Payton Manning, Muhammad Ali and. 9 year pee wee football player samntha gordon have in common??? They have all been on the cover of wheaties.. Let the little girl be a little girl, stop with the foolish attention
Who can tell me where i can find little figurines of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for my son's project
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig even got fired up for this match up!!!
Only five Hall Of Famers have hit more home runs while hitting for a higher average than Mike Piazza: Stan Musial, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx and Babe Ruth.
For my New York City friends... Save the Date - December 13 at 7pm Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Presentation by Vernona Gomez Author of "LEFTY, An American Odyssey", a book about the American Dream lived by her parents --NYY Hall Of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez and Broadway Theatre star June O'Dea. My mother, Vernona is sharing her personal memories and our family's rare films of Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Lou Gehrig and others. If any of you can make it, I know Vernona would be thrilled to see you! PS: The films are awesome! They were honored by the Baseball Hall Of Fame for its 2012 Film Festival.
A play about the Yankees is headed to Broadway, perhaps by late next year, and will include Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter as characters.
The Race Card There will be those in the GOP and Tea Party who will read this and dismiss it as “playing the race card”, or apologizing for what they perceive as a “failed Presidency”. Well, as the current slang goes… “Put on your big girl panties, find a comfortable seat and let’s get this done!” When Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, many in the white community viewed it as a sacrilege foisted on the “Grand Old Game”. Truth was, Black people had been playing organized baseball for as long as the “Major Leagues” were around, and whenever the two “leagues” put on an exhibition, the white players were usually surprised and intimidated by what they saw. Many experts who saw these men in their prime felt that Josh Gibson was a better all-around player than Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig. There were many in the old *** Leagues who felt that Jackie Robinson wasn’t even in the top ten of best “colored” players of his era. But as he and Branch Rickey would prove later, Ja . ...
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth campaigning for Al Smith in 1928.
Mike Trout's 10.7 Wins Above Replacement comes in only behind Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Mickey Mantle for a player 25 or younger
I thought I'd repost this... I had a really bad coach in Little League. We didn't practice, and lost every game. I couldn't hit a fastball to save my life and only reached base once on a walk. I ended up at third, didn't score, and wound up with a headache. If I assessed Little League and its worth on my experience, I would never recommend it to anyone. I don't judge Professional Baseball by the Chicago Black Sox scandal, but on the best that have played the game fairly: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson. My assessment of religion is based on the best practitioners of it, like St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Edith Stein, St. Augustine, et al, a set of people that include the most intelligent people that have ever lived. They address all of the issues that trouble people who have had bad religious experiences, and they knew the difference between reality and fantasy. All of my examples wrote deeply about the human experience. Most of it is freely available on ...
Jennifer Aniston & Courtney Cox in their primes on Friends is the TV sitcom eye candy equivalent to Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig.
Today was interesting. I worked with footage of the wreckage of a small plane, the aftermath of a blood-splattered car that had been shot up, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a Yankees/Red Sox game from 1931 featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. I love my job!
Hey ESPN: I'm beginning to wonder if you even understand what "legacy" means, let alone how it works. No, you should not be discussing LeBron's legacy at this point. He's in the middle of his career. Let's wait. At least a year after he retires, perhaps. Legacy is built by the deeds one does and how that person is remembered in the years afterward. Pundits were not mulling over the legacy of Jesse Owens during the ('32? '36?) Olympics in Berlin. The same goes for other stars of the time like Knute Rockne, Red Grange, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", Ty Cobb, et cetera. Or other figures outside of sports like Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, and Paul Revere (who was known for more than his, in actuality fictional, midnight ride: he was also a renown silversmith). Why do I know these names? Because of the deeds they did in their lifetime and the multitude of people who retold their stories. "Legacy" is built by poets, bards, and storytellers, not talking heads in a suit and tie behind ...
Picture it..1926 World Series game 7. cardinals up 3-2 in the 9th. Babe Ruth on first, Lou Gehrig at bat, Grover Alexander on the mound..who knows what happens?
The Giants,led by player-manager Bill Terry and the great Mel Ott,beat the Washington Senators in the 1933 World Series.The Giants,however,were no match for the Yankees in 1936 and 1937.The Yankees won four straight World Championships,1936-1939,after Babe Ruth's retirement.Lou Gehrig had a new sidekick,a kid named Joe Dimaggio.
In 1931, Jackie Mitchell, a female pitcher for the minor league Chattanooga Lookouts, struck out Yankees Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig got more base hits this week than the current Yankees.
There's a baseball documentary by Ken Burns out there. Netflix is one source of this. For you baseball fans, if you start watching this you won't be able to stop. I have some players at the moment I'm fascinated with due to it. Jackie Robinson of course, Rube Waddell, Ty Cobb, Pee Wee Reese, Rogers Hornsby, Buck O'Neil, Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, who might be my favorite, so many, so many. If you have netflix do yourself a big favor and check it out.
The daily news is reporting that some of the Yankees players are saying that the home fans booing them hurt their feelings and they were shocked and that led to bad play. Lamest excuse I have ever heard from a Major Leaguer. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle are spinning in their graves.
So Donald Trump says he would fire A-Rod. Well, isn't that nice? Mr Trump's past forays into sports include a little venture called the USFL. How did that work out, again? Oh yes.The Donald decided the league should abandon it's Spring schedule and go head-to-head with the NFL, and the USFL was shortly thereafter out of business. Now, don't get me wrong. I can't stand A-Rod. I grew up an absolute baseball nut, devouring every book on baseball history I could grab! I worshipped ballplayers, past and present and was totally engrossed in the annual edition of the Sporting News Baseball Record Book as soon as it hit the stands. In my young mind, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Duke Snider, Jimmie Foxx and others weren't just black-and-white faces in the Baseball Encyclopedia; they were my friends! Now that A-Rod, Barry Bonds and scores of others have made a mockery of that very record book I once cherished, I have no use at all for this PED consuming generation and mourn the foul taint on the game I l ...
Carlos Beltran on a list above Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? You bet. Find out why he is the real Mr. October
Bernie has been digging into over some numbers.check this out: Here are the top four onbase-slugging percentages (OPS) in MLB postseason history: 1. Carlos Beltran 1.305 2. Babe Ruth, 1.211 3. Lou Gehrig, 1.208 4. David Freese, 1.189
Among players with 100 postseason PAs, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and two former Midwest Leaguers are tops in slugging %:
Trout went on to finish second in the AL in Batting Average (.326), first in steals (49) and runs (129), third in on-base percentage (.399) and third in slugging (.564). Only three other players -- guys named Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle -- have notched a Wins Above Replacement (WAR) higher than Trout's 10.7 at age 25 or younger. And no player -- any age, any tenure -- has ever combined at least 45 steals with 125 runs and 30 homers in one season. Trout also robbed four home runs (only three others have done that since 2004) and saved 23 runs altogether (fifth in the Majors). He made the cover of Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. He led the Angels to the third-best record in the AL since his callup, at 83-59. Notice the names they compared him with... Now tell Me again why someone who hit better (Triple Crown or Not) should get the MVP when the MVP is an all around player award?? I'm Just Saying.
In baseball history there are only four batters with at least 100 plate appearances and slugging percentages better than .710 in the postseason. Here they are: 1. Carlos Beltran -- .824, 133 PA 2. Babe Ruth -- .744, 167 PA 3. David Freese -- .739, 100 PA 4. Lou Gehrig -- .731, 150 PA
No use hating the Yankees--they are timeless--Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig,Phil Razzuto,Joe Dimaggio Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, Roger Maris, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Rivers, Derek Jete---i got a chance to see Mantle go yard in 1966-nobody could hit a long ball like him--The Bronx Bombers
For the fans of baseball, check out these postseason stats for Carlos Beltran: 28 games. 104 at-bats. 13 home runs. 23 runs batted in. .375 Batting Average. .488 on-base percentage. .817 slugging percentage. 9 for 9 in stolen bases. Highest all-time postseason OPS (on-base + slugging) with 1.305 - and are Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Oh, lest I forget: Beltran plays for the ST Louis Cardinals. And . CARDINALS WIN!!
I love randomizing rookie debut dates. Still waiting on Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to show up. they will be mine, no matter what.
I believe the sportscasters on ESPN have out-hyperbolied the political pundits by claiming A-Rod is one of the top 5 ballplayers of all time. So sorry to some of these "lesser" players: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnsont, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Pete Rose, Cy Young, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, Joth Gibson, Roberto Clemente, most of the Big Red Machine, Reggie Jackson, Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux, Henry Aaron, Cap Anson, Lou Brock, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax, Brooks and Frank Robinson, Mike Schmidt, Enos Slaughter, Eddie Murray, and Stan Musial.
Saw the list of the all-time MLB postseason leaders in slugging percentage... A few names popped out... 1. Carlos Beltran - .819 4. David Freese - .750 5. Babe Ruth - .744 7. Lou Gehrig - .731 10. Hank Aaron - .710
Carlos Beltran is better than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the playoffs
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth on the same team?? wish i could have seen that.
Carlos Beltran has the highest Postseason OPS at 1.297. 2) Babe Ruth and 3) Lou Gehrig. And fans are still upset about that one time.
Carlos Beltran has the highest career postseason OPS (with 100 AB) in baseball history. Number 2 and 3.Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Move on over Ruth & Gehrig, Beltran is the new King: St. Louis Cardinals surpasses Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig now has the best Postseason on-Base-Percentage or OBP 1,297-all time with players with over 100 Postseason at bats
New Yankee Stadium has things like Babe Ruth's bats and Lou Gehrig's glove. History has to play a factor in the stadium.
Stan Musial, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig and Chipper Jones are the only players in Major League history to record at least 2,500 hits, 1,500 walks, 1,500 runs, 500 doubles, 450 home runs and 1,500 RBIs while hitting .300 with a .400 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage.
Going to see Frank Garcia yesterday at his book signing event and taking my granddaughter Adriana was like deja vu all over again! When I was about Adriana's age my Dad took me on a trip into the meadow and marshes of Southern NJ. We stopped at a shanty along a small tributary to the Delaware Bay. Inside, the walls were covered floor to ceiling with pictures of Baseball greats. There was Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and so many others. This old guy (I was about 8 or 9 so all of my Dad's friends were old guys) comes over to Dad and I'm introduced to "Goose" Goslin. He was a pitcher back in the day. He was an important historical individual, he was a Hall Of Famer. A man who played ball because he loved it. My Dad was introducing me to someone who lived life to its fullest. Yesterday I brought Adriana to see Frank again. Also a man who is living life to its fullest. Thanks for being there Frank Garcia.
On this day in 1926 Babe Ruth became the first player to hit three home runs in a World Series game... With Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other members of the famous "Murderers' Row," the New York Yankees swatted so many home runs, they were the first SWAT team... :o)~
Great painting from my uncle Gary of Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Lou Gehrig, and Mickie Mantle from left to right
On This Day In History: Oct 6, 1926: Babe Ruth sets a World Series record Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hits a record three homers against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth game of the World Series. The Yanks won the game 10-5, but despite Ruth’s unprecedented performance, they lost the championship in the seventh game. In 1928, in the fourth game of another Yanks-Cards World Series, Ruth tied his own record, knocking three more pitches out of the same park. The 1926 championship promised to be an exciting one. The AL champs had a powerful lineup, later called the "Murderer’s Row," that included the great Babe, the young "Columbia Lou" Gehrig, and the leadoff man Earle Combs. For their part, the Cardinals had the intimidating Rogers Hornsby along with ace pitchers Flint Rhem and Bill Sherdel. But the Yanks were heavily favored, and they won the first game easily. They lost the second, though, thanks to an outstanding full-game performance from St. Louis pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. The next day ...
'[Trout's] value can also be quantified by a new statistic known as Wins Above Replacement, which measures a player's overall contribution, factoring in offense, defense and baserunning. Trout leads the Major Leagues with a 10.7 WAR. Only three players posted a better WAR at age 25 or younger, Babe Ruth (11.6 in 1920), Lou Gehrig (11.5 in 1927) and Mickey Mantle (11.1 in 1957 and 11.0 in 1956).' Nice Company.
In the 1928 World Series, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went a combined 16 for 27 with 7 walks and 7 home runs in four games.
Down with Detroit shared the following link and had this to say about it: Cabrera also became just the third major-leaguer ever to have the numbers he has - 203 hits, 40 doubles, 44 hrs and 137 RBIs - in the same season. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth were the others. MVP,MVP.MVP! Justin.H From The Detroit News: The Tigers are bac...
203 hits, 40 doubles, 44 home runs, 137 runs batted in. Only three men in the history of Major League Baseball have accomplished these statistics: Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and now Miguel Cabrera. How can they, in any good conscience, not give this man the MVP this season? He's been overlooked enough, now maybe the Triple Crown will grab their attention!
Miggy or Mike Trout for MVP is a joke. 203 hits, 40 doubles, 44 HR's, and 137 RBI's! Only 2 other guys in history have done that. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Guy's who drive in runs and win games when they pitch are the highest paid players for a reason. They are the most important guys for a reason. Miggy has driven in 54 more guys then Trout. Furthermore Miggy has played 82 games at COPA. I would be scared to think what his numbers would be if he played at Yankme stadium or Texas. I wouldn't trade "The Iron Horse", "The Great Bambino", or "Miggy" EVER for Mike Trout.
"Cabrera's 203 hits, 40 doubles, 44 homers, 137 RBIs have been reached only 3X in history--2X by Lou Gehrig and once by Babe Ruth"
Miguel Cabrera, 201 hits, 44 Homers, 40 doubles, only the third player to do this. The other two? Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig. Can you say MVP baby. Oh Yeah, He leading the American League in average right now too.
Cabrera is 3rd player in baseball history with Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth to have 200 hits, 44 hr's, 40 doubles, 137 RBI...MVP!!!
Only 3 players in MLB history have had 200 hits, 40 doubles, 44 HRs, and 137 RBIs in a season: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and ...
If cabrera don't win mvp, mlb is a joke! 40 doubles, 44 home runs, 203 hits, 137 rbis, a feat only accomplished three other times in the history of baseball, Lou Gehrig twice, babe ruth once. Check and see but i didn't see Mike Trout in there. Every coach says without a doubt cabrera is mvp, yet media creates this buzz around Mike Trout. Me, I'm listening to the coaches. Cabrera IS the best hitter i have ever seen.
Having one of those days where you make 7 out of 9 cups in a beer pong game (it went into OT) and still get blamed for the loss. I mean I can only do so much to win. Michael Jordan had Scotty Pippen, Babe Ruth had Lou Gehrig, Tiger Woods has all those *** ..I cannot do this all by myself.
Only two players in Major League Baseball history have matched the season that Miguel Cabrera is having. Their names: Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Nuff said
Triple Crown...M Cabrera's 2012 season in a group with only 2 others MLB history..Babe Ruth and the BEST first baseman of all time..Lou Gehrig..
Tigers in the playoffs should lock up miggys MVP since the angles are not going to make it! Miggy4mvp!!! Go tigers. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Miguel Cabrera you can say those three names together this year!
Oh yea!!! Cabrera is 4-4 tonight...329 avg, 44 HR's 40 doubles and 137 RBI's..202 hits. In all of MLB history, only 3 times those numbers were reached-2 times by Lou Gehrig,1 time by Babe Ruth. Unbelievable !
Sorry, football, your greats just aren't as special as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, etc.
Only players like Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth have done what Miggy has this season.
Wow. Tigers Cabrera joins the company of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth with the numbers he has reached this year. We are seeing ..history!
If you reach numbers only previously reached by Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, YOU GET THE MVP. End of story.
Miguel Cabrera accomplishing something that only Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth did is absolutely stunning.
Lou Gehrig- "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Babe Ruth- (muttering to self) " *** right, Lou. You're played by Gary Cooper; I get stuck with William Bendix."
How would history be different if Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig had to face Smokey Joe Williams and Satchel Paige on a regular basis???
My sister's boyfriend is friends with Ian kindler, has a signature of babe Ruth, and a baseball signed by Lou Gehrig. 😳
guys. When your name is up there with Stan Musial, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Lou Gehrig then you know you've had a *** of a career.
“You’ve got to find ways to be on top”: The names are massive. Babe Ruth. Lou Gehrig. Mickey Mantle. Even Jason ...
Granderson joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Jason Giambi as the only Yankees in history to have conse ...
I was just watching Ken Burns' documentary on Baseball and as they got to the era of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, I asked myself, "who truly is the most beloved US athlete of all time?" Not the greatest mind you, the most beloved. It's really tough. Some possible candidates would be (in no particular order): Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jim Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong, Joe Dimaggio, Walter Payton, etc... or on the female side: Wilma Rudolph, Dorothy Hamill, Mary Lou Retton, Chrissy Everett... Anyway, I'm curious what others think. Let me know.
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Griffey Jrs feat placed him with Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig.
The girl who stuck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
On this day in 1948, Joe Dimaggio hit his 300th career home run. At that point in history, only Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Hank Greenberg, Jimmie Foxx, Chuck Klein and Rogers Hornsby had ever reached that number. Here he is in 1938 during an early July game against Boston.
and babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are available too. But Mets prefer roster flexibility that 10 day contracts afford them a la nba
Oh, so you know Yankee history? Please tell me about Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly and Lou Gehrig.
Baseball is a game of history, with current players measured against the all-time greats. When you hear the names The Iron Horse, The Splendid Splentor, Stan the Man, and The Babe--you know immediately that we're talking about this sport's elite, the best of the best. Baseball is also a game of statistics, those by which we measure that greatness. So here's a combination of career statistics that are SO RARE that only THE best can measure up to: 2500 hits 1500 walks 500 doubles 450 homeruns 1500 RBI while hitting .300 with .400 ABP and .500 Slug Pct The ONLY names on this list from ALL of baseball history are: Lou Gehrig Ted Williams Stan Musial Babe Ruth. AND with his 1500th career walk last night, add one more name to that almost-incomprehensible list. Chipper Jones. Almost every game now, Chipper is moving up hallowed baseball lists. BTW, with just four more hits, he moves past another sanctified name on the all-time hits list.Lou Gehrig.
Chipper joined Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig in an elite club with his walk tonight.
Wed. Evening game - [Montreal- Jarry Park] Achromatic Gaberlunzie 5 Montreal 1 WP - 1974 Catfish Hunter (5-5) Save - 1985 Rich Gossage - 1974 Bill Lee (3-5) star - AG 1b 1934 Lou Gehrig (.342-10 HR-29 RBI-30 R) - Gehrig went 3-for-4 with a Walk and 2 HR. A 2-Out RBI Single by AG cf George Jackson in the 2nd gave AG a 1-0 lead. After that, every Run in the game scored on a Solo HR. Montreal lf Babe Ruth hit his (to lead off the 4th, tying the game 1-1. Gehrig answered with his first HR, with 2-Out in the 5th. AG Rookie rf Jacob Kesse's HR (led off the 6th. AG led 3-1. With 1 Out in the 7th, Gehrig and lf Hank Greenberg (Homered back-to-back. Standings - AG (17-22) is 2nd in NL Central, 2 GB. outlook - AG's 4-6 record in their Last 10 is best in NL Central. Hopefully, the team is just waking up, in mid-May. A slow-starting Division has kept AG in the race. But AG, 2nd in the Division, is already 5th in the Wildcard Standings, 5 GB.
That is great, but Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig ain't walking through that locker room door!
How can the Yankees expect to win the pennant with the likes of Freddie Garcia, Ivan Nova and Phil Hughs pitching and a bullpen that *** What about overpaid El Stinkos A-Rod and Texiera? If somebody doesn't start pitching and hitting soon, the Yankees are going straight to *** Right now I'll bet Jorge Posada is laughing his *** off in Puerto Rico. We need Andy Pettite and Marino Rivera back. Oh what a sad day in the Bronx. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are probably rolling over in their graves.
Calling Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaags and Doc Watson "Three Pickers" is like callling Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig "Two Baseball Players"..
vvv1928 - Babe Ruth Cracks Homer in Milwaukee On this date Babe Ruth hit a towering game-winning home run in the ninth inning to give his team a 5-4 victory in a baseball exhibition at Borchert Field in Milwaukee. Lou Gehrig also played at this event. [Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
More of a football fan than any other sports, but the best duo was Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth...hands down!
America's Comeback Team could very well be like the New York Yankee years when Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth ran the bases.
I have no idea what Lou Gehrig actually looked like- just Gary Cooper. Babe Ruth, however, I have nailed down.
2day in 1925: held Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hitless in eight at bats in the 1-0 win over the Yankees at Comiskey Park.
I was asked about comparative pricing between the Gold Rush and now, it is impossible. In 1851 you could buy an acre of land for $25, or three shirts for $27. If you tried to buy an acre of Chico today for three shirts, they would have to been worn by Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Lou Gehrig.
Man thats a tough question asking me who's The Greatest Yankee of All-time. LOL I think its Babe Ruth or probably Lou Gehrig
Beltre hits for the cycle the 2nd time in his career. One other has also accomplished that feat. Each time for a different team but against the former. Who was that ? Babe Ruth ? Rocky Colovito ? Who knows but he duplicated that feat tonight. Lou Gehrig or maybe Eddie Gaedal. Who knows? Evening All ! Keep me posted. TDD
During a press conference today, Sox manager Robin Ventura called Derek Jeter the "greatest Yankee". Um, Robin...didn't BABE RUTH play for the Yankees? So did Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, and Mickey Mantle. Maybe you need to check baseball history a little closer?
For those of you not in the know, this will be Larry "Chipper" Jones' last season. For 19 seasons he has been with the greatest organization in baseball. I was recently reading an article on his career and this pretty much sums up his baseball career: "Despite missing over 400 games in his career due to injury, Chipper is one of only 5 players in MLB history with a .300 career BA, 450 career HR's, 500 career 2B's, 1,400 career walks, a .400 career OBP, and a .500 career Slugging %. The other 4? Some guys named Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Lou Gehrig. Absolutely elite company." He'll be sorely missed but he'll go down as one of, if not the single, greatest Braves players.
Rangers outfielders discuss the Yankee Clipper: There is a lot of history at Yankee Stadium. From Lou Gehrig to Babe Ruth to Joe DiMa...
A math riddle for you all. Baseball fans may really enjoy this. Let us say we have two players, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. In the first half of the season Babe Ruth hits .300 and Gehrig hit .290 In the second half of the season Ruth hits .390 and Gehrig hits .380 Yet at the end of the season, Gehrig has a higher Batting Average then Ruth. Is this possible?
women who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
I finally read "Luckiest Man" last night. "Luckiest Man", written by Jonathan Eig, is the latest major biography of Lou Gehrig. When Amy was diagnosed with ALS in 2009, two friends told me they had recently read the book and that it was very good. They both said I probably shouldn't read it. "Luckiest Man" (subtitled "The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig") includes the most painful details about what happened after Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. My friends told me it was probably best that I not know what was about to happen to Amy. My friends were right. It was best at that time that I not know exactly how bad it was going to be. Last Sunday I downloaded "Luckiest Man" to my iPhone and started reading. I decided that at this point there couldn't be anything in the book in the description of Gehrig's illness that I have not seen and dealt with everyday for the last several months. I was right. It was painful to read, and as I read the book, I assumed that even though the final chapters go into vivi ...
Original caption:4/12/1932 - Philadelphia, PA: Babe Ruth takes a picture of Lou Gehrig before the start of the opening game of the 1932 baseball season between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park.
Yankee stars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig pose in their “Bustin’ Babes” and “Larrupin Lous” uniforms fro
Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Satchel Paige, Bob Gibson... Any big name ball player from back in the day
Also cool.. I got to draw a quick superhero picture with markers at a Smithsonian exhibit. Not my best work, but it was a freaking marker lol... Also got pictures of the original Superman costume, baseballs autographed by Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, Archie Bunker's chair and lots of other cool things. Pics will be posted after we get back!
On this date in MLB history: "- During the third inning in front of 20,000 fans at Navin Field in Detroit, Babe Ruth wallops a Tommy Bridges' 3-2 pitch far over the right field wall for his 700th career home run. The 4-2 victory over the Tigers puts the Bronx Bombers back into first place, but Lou Gehrig is helped off the field in the first inning with a severe bout of lumbago.
Eighty-four years ago, New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig hit a home run into the bleachers and the hands of a diehard fan at a 1928 World Series game. The three-run homer brought in Babe Ruth and led the Bronx Bombers to a 9-3 victory...
lmao! Yeah if I can go back in time those would be The Yankee Players I would pick as well as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
it's not possible to make every play... Lou Gehrig made an error before, Babe Ruth did.. You're just a hater.
The 84-year-old baseball has been sitting in Elizabeth Gott's drawer for years, but now she's hoping it will pay off her son's medical school debt.New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig smashed the ball into the bleachers for a home run during the 1928 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Gehrig hit the homer off Hall Of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander while teammate Babe Ruth was on base and called it his most significant homerun at the time, according to a newspaper account.Hunt Auctions plans to sell the ball Tuesday at the All-Star FanFest in Kansas City, Mo., and predicts it could fetch $100,000 to $200,000. Online bidding has already begun, with the top bid at about $37,000 as of Thursday.Gott, a 57-year-old Stamford resident, said she's selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son, Michael.
DETROIT – At just after 9 a.m. on a chilly Sunday, a 58-year-old man named Byron Steen crosses Trumbull Street and walks briskly up Michigan Avenue. He passes an empty field with overgrown grass, some litter and two wooden benches. This is where Tiger Stadium used to be. Kirk Gibson's second home run in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series remains an iconic moment in Detroit sports history. … But it sure is hard to tell. There isn't a plaque or a statue in sight. If you didn't know where the stadium stood, you would never know it was ever there. "You know," Steen says, "it never hit me. There's nothing out here." Tiger Stadium opened on the same day as Fenway Park – April 20, 1912. It was 100 years ago this weekend. Ty Cobb scored the first run by stealing home. From that day until 1999, this very spot rumbled with din and greatness. Pretty much every legend that played in Fenway in the 20th century also played here. Lou Gehrig sat himself down for the first time in 2,130 games here, ending his incredibl ...
“73 years ago today, Lou Gehrig retired from Major League Baseball. |
Last night Antiques Roadshow was on tv and a man had an autographed baseball with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig's (sp) signature on it and Cody said that won't be worth much with all that writing on it! I explained to him that the signatures made it worth a lot because of who's they were and he said "Now if Josh Hamilton had signed it then it would be worth something!" I didn't even know the child knew who Josh Hamilton was or that he paid attention to baseball! What a kid!
My son Louis played at Miller Field in West New York where both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played.
Sorry Two Gloves but Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were better in the pinstripes than Jeter could ever hope to be
When I'm translating the farewell speech of Lou Gehrig, it is not just a "translation", but also a digging of someone's life. (My knowledge on 1920's-1930's Professional Baseball is limited to Babe Ruth and Joe Dimaggio) I've learned a lot!
My dad lecturing me on the importance of networking, connections and staying in good professional graces is like Babe Ruth preaching to Lou Gehrig about the value of hitting the ball hard. I KNOW, GOSH, DAD.
Votto hitting like the Bambino Welcome to another edition of Five Astounding Facts, which includes a bonus no-hitter section. 1 The human Astounding Fact, Joey Votto, went into the weekend on a pace for 201 hits and an incredible 136 walks. If he can keep that up, he'll be in ridiculously rarified territory -- because only one player in history has ever drawn that many walks in a 200-hit season. And I'm betting you've heard of him: Babe Ruth, 1923: 170 walks, 205 hits Babe Ruth, 1921: 145 walks, 204 hits Babe Ruth, 1924: 142 walks, 200 hits 1A But suppose Votto slides to "only" 120 walks. Still almost equally amazing. Just one other player since 1900, besides the Bambino, even walked that many times in a 200-hit season. And that was Ruth's tag-team partner, Lou Gehrig (130 in 1936, then 127 the next year). And that's it. The only NL players since 1900 who ever topped 105 in a 200-hit season: Todd Helton (111 in 2003) and Stan Musial (107 in 1949). Un-be-friggin'-lievable. 2The Blue Jays did something last ...
Trying to list the top ten greatest New York Yankees of all-time is quite challenging: let's see.(no particular order yet) Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Riveria, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, Lou Pinella, Lou Gehrig, Bucky Dent. Okay, who did I leave out?
6/12/12: Alex Rodriguez ties the ballgame with an eighth-inning grand slam, also tying Lou Gehrig for first in history with 23 grand slams
Original caption:After making a runaway race of it all season, the Yankees won the American League pennant. They took the opening series of the year from the Athletics, of Philadelphia, and held the lead until the end; their victory was due mainly to the heavy hitting of "Babe" Ruth, Lou Gehrig; To...
So, I'm sitting in the backyard with my 6 year old pretending to be Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig having a casual conversation (Justin's idea). Absolutely love it!
How did Lou Gehrig get all those RBI hitting behind Babe Ruth?
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