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Rare Footage of Babe Ruth's Last Baseball Game 1935

stevekstevek Posts: 27,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

Rare Footage of Babe Ruth's Last Baseball Game 1935



  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for sharing @stevek I love to see the old timers in action. I wish there were more footage of 19th century play. especially the pitchers.

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,802 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the post. Enjoyable film.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,364 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for posting that. I have never seen a motion picture taken at the Phillies Baker Bowl Park. By this time it was dump. One sportswriter joked that the locker room had been renovated for the new season. The management put up new nails for the players to use to hang up their clothes.

    The grandstand collapsed a couple times while the Phillies played there. One time, in the early 1900s, there was fire across the street. The game must have been pretty boring because the fans rush over to look at it. The weight on one of the stands caused them to collapse.

    When I was kid going to my first game, in 1959, my grandmother was concerned that the stands would collapse under my father and I. I'm sure she had the Baker Bowl incident in mind. Fortunately that game was at Connie Mack Stadium which was the concrete and steel ballpark of its kind. It had been the Phillies home for about 20 years at the point.

    We saw the Giants play, and they routed the Phillies. My mother was really impressed with Willie McCovey who was in his rookie season. The Giants were driving for the NL pennant that year, but as the sportswriters put it, "The Giants ran out of gas." The Dodgers and Braves tied. The Dodgers beat the Braves in the playoff and went on to win the World Series over over White Sox.

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  • Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 2,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some notes on the video:
    Y'ere out if you have BO,
    Toney, the chiefs receiver must have been responsible for the rightfield foul line,
    and the pitching mound looked flat.

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  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,049 ✭✭✭✭✭

    awesome, both the clip and bill's story. love old school stuff like this.

    i've always said that if i could be transported back in time for one sporting event, it would be to watch Ruth pitching a game for the Red Sox

    fun facts: he pitched 1,221.1 innings in his MLB career with 974 hits, 441 walks, 448 strikeouts, only 10 dingers, an ERA of 2.28, and a W-L record of 94-46

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    Thank you for posting that. I have never seen a motion picture taken at the Phillies Baker Bowl Park.

    I enjoy Youtube, and one of my favorite topics on there of course is sports. I guess it's been going on for a few years now, the Youtube algorithm will pop-up a new video based on your past views. I wasn't even looking for any video like this, but it popped up on my front page. It said that it was only uploaded two weeks ago, so I figured it might be new.

    Especially since there was an interesting thread recently in the trading cards forum regarding a vintage Ruth card that just sold for 6 million, actually 7.2 million with the buyer's fee. So I thought it might be an interesting post here. I found the video quite interesting as well. Glad you and others have enjoyed it.

    I've sometimes pondered how much old sports film is stored in attics and basements everywhere. The sad thing is when an elderly person dies, and their possessions get passed on, if it's an old film reel, those inheriting it may not have a means to project it to see what's on it. Yes they could take a magnifying glass and look at the frames manually. But if the beginning of the reel has just garbage on it, they might not see the rest of the reel that could have priceless sports scenes on there.

    Another problem is the physical nature of this old film. It can deteriorate over the decades, especially in a basement or attic, to the point whereby it's ruined and unwatchable. I have no idea about the provenance behind this film, but in any event I'm happy this one made it thru the test of time .😊

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Alfonz24 said:
    Some notes on the video:
    Y'ere out if you have BO,

    I saw that. Funny as yell. 😆

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    great film clips- absolutely miserable soundtrack

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